Implants: Strong, Safe, and Secure
Dental Implants Boerne - Implant Dentistry with Dr. Michael Hatcher
Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth. The advantage of a implant dentistry over a bridge is that the teeth adjacent to the open space are left untouched.
The implant is made of titanium and essentially is an artificial tooth root that is placed where the natural root used to be. We then cement a crown to it, just as if it were a natural tooth. Once it is done, it should feel just like a natural tooth and be extremely long lasting.
Another way we use dental implants is to stabilize existing dentures or to support new dentures. The top of the implant has an attachment that snaps into the implant. This greatly improves the stability of the denture, so that the patient can talk and chew much more efficiently.