Remember when being a five-year-old with a few missing teeth charmed friends and family? When a lisp was considered adorable and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we can restore missing teeth with lifelike dental implants.
A single-tooth dental implant consists of three parts: the implant itself, a connecting piece called an abutment, and a crown.
- Implant: A titanium post inserted into the jaw fuses with the bone. This creates a solid foundation for the artificial tooth it will support.
- Abutment: The abutment is affixed to the implant, and will in turn support the crown.
- Crown: The replacement tooth looks like a natural tooth, and works like one.
One dental implant can support one artificial tooth. Several implants can support a dental bridge, and even a full dental arch.
Dental implants, like those available at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, are state-of-the-art dentistry that help you captivate audiences once again. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our office for implants and other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!