Alice Dental Implant Options - Vela Loftin Dental Center - Replace One or More Missing Teeth
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You don’t have to settle for the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing traditional dentures if you’re missing teeth. Drs. Vela and Loftin are fully equipped to provide full mouth restorations through dental implants. Dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing adult teeth instead of traditional dental prostheses.
Here at the bilingual dental practice of Vela Loftin Dental Center, we take pride in improving the beauty of our patients’ smiles. If you’re interested in a dental replacement option that has many more health benefits when compared to dentures, then you’ll be thrilled to discover what’s possible at our Alice, TX dental practice.
Dental Implants: A Solution for All Occasions
Dental implants are titanium posts, a dental restoration supported by the post, and the connective abutment between those parts. Upon surgically placing the implant posts into the jaw, dental implants replace both tooth and root, granting implants strength only comparable to natural teeth. Compared to traditional dentures, implant restorations do not restrict your ability to enjoy your favorite foods. They are much easier to clean, and patients tend report better breathing, easier chewing and unobstructed speech.
Single tooth replacement – Sometimes, only one tooth needs to be replaced, often to prevent the oral health complications caused by missing teeth. A single implant, supporting a porcelain crown, can serve as your new, natural looking replacement tooth.
- Implant-secured bridges – Traditional bridges are often uncomfortable and abrasive against otherwise healthy teeth. Our dental team offers a solution in the form of permanent implant-supported dental bridges. By placing as few as two implants, a full set of bridges can be secured offering greater strength, stability and comfort to the patient.
- All-on-four implant-supported dentures – Dental implants may also be used to support full dentures both on the bottom and top arches of the mouth with as few as four implants. Unlike traditional dentures, this implant-supported restoration doesn’t involve contact between prosthetic material and the roof of the mouth, thereby returning the ability to taste to the patient, and tends to be more secure than the adhesive-dependent traditional dentures.
Acquiring Dental Implants
At our Alice dental practice, we use 3D imaging technology to create a customized treatment plan. We then place the implants and then add an implant-supported restoration to the placed posts, once the surgery site has healed. Our ability to facilitate all major phases of the implant placement process during the course of a single visit is how we’re able to make this remarkable service affordable for our patients.
Call for Your Dental Implants
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and the many restorations they facilitate, then give our office a call today. You can also conveniently schedule an appointment online using our online appointment request form.