Patients lose teeth for a variety of reasons, but dental implants are a highly successful treatment that creates a sense of uniformity in basic daily activities, such as eating, drinking, smiling, and speaking. If you are looking for a solution to restore your smile, we offer many procedures at Rio Grande Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in Albuquerque, NM.
Dental implants are the number one treatment option for the replacement of missing teeth and provide our patients with a host of benefits. Implants are uniquely designed to anchor securely in the jaw and provide a stable base for a new restoration. Dr. Gregory McGee has placed thousands of implants and truly enjoys restoring the smiles of his patients from all over Albuquerque and the surrounding communities.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a medical-grade titanium post that is placed securely into the socket where a tooth is missing. The implant is specially designed to integrate directly with the jaw bone, acting in the same manner that a healthy tooth root would and creating a stable foundation to place the new crown. This unique model allows patients to completely restore missing teeth while maintaining the health of the jaw bone and adjacent teeth.
The three-part design of the implant consists of the titanium screw, the abutment, and the prosthetic tooth (crown). The titanium screw acts as the new tooth’s root and provides the necessary support for the abutment and crown. Once the surgery site has had time to heal, the abutment is attached to the screw, and the crown is connected to the abutment. Once the process is complete, your implant will look and feel like a natural tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an excellent long-term approach for replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Some of the benefits of implants include the following:
- Increased stability
- More natural-looking appearance
- Long-term solution
- Boosted self-confidence
- The strength to eat and/or drink as you please without discomfort
The ideal candidate to receive dental implants would be missing one or more teeth but still healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure.
Dental Implant Procedures in Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Gregory McGee is passionate about providing safe, quality care to his patients and stays up to date with the latest advancements made in implant dentistry. These developments allow our team to place your implants successfully and comfortably, restoring your smile for years to come. Our staff in Albuquerque, NM, is excited to care for you and schedule an initial consultation to review your dental implant needs.