Placement of Dental Implants for Crowns & Bridges
Do you need to replace just a single tooth? While a traditional crown or bridge will help you improve your smile’s functionality, it’s possible to enjoy even better results with a prosthetic supported by a dental implant.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that’s placed in the jaw, where it will act like an artificial root. With your prosthetic root in place, you can achieve extra stable results that look and feel more natural. Your prosthetic will also nourish your jawbone by promoting new bone growth as the years go by.
Treatment with a single implant is completed over two stages. In the first, Dr. Hsu will surgically place your implant where it needs to go. Then, after a healing period, the implant can be uncovered and the new crown can be attached. The entire process takes a few months, but the results are unlike anything that can be achieved with a traditional restorative service.
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for treatment with dental implants, though. If you’d like to consider this revolutionary service for yourself, call our Irving or Southlake office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hsu. We’ll happily evaluate your smile and make a personalized recommendation based on the results of your exam.