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Completing Smiles with Dental Implants in Corpus Christi

Following tooth loss, patients typically rely on tooth replacement solutions that restore only the visible portions of teeth, but dental implant supported restorations offer a superior result by replacing the entire tooth, roots and all. While many patients still consider dental implants to be a “new” and innovative dentistry solution, they have actually been used for more than three decades by modern dentists, and after years of training and experience, they have a success rate as high as 98%.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post inserted below the gum line that precisely mimics the lost root structure of missing teeth. Following surgical insertion, the dental implant fuses with the gums and supportive alveolar bone tissue, creating a durable support system that is similar to the tooth’s root structure. Once supportive tissues have thoroughly attached to the implant posts, a replacement tooth or teeth can be fixed to the implant.

Like natural tooth roots, dental implants provide support for teeth, and they stimulate the underlying jawbone to retain density and support the natural volume of gum tissue. Dental implants offer the most versatile tooth replacement options to replace any number of missing teeth, including: