If you are missing a tooth, it doesn't go unnoticed. When you eat you are reminded. When you brush your teeth you are reminded.
Dr. James Slaman can put all that behind you with an implant crown, a natural-looking restoration supported by a dental implant.
Dr. Slaman, a distinguished restorative dentist in Albuquerque, NM, uses the latest technology to restore your tooth and your peace of mind.
Restore Function and Aesthetics with Implant Crowns
Why Are Implants the Preferred Solution?
Dental implants are a landmark advancement in dentistry and dentists' preferred solution for missing teeth. In addition to filling the gap in your smile, implants also help preserve the natural bone in your jaw.
Implants are able to preserve bone because they are embedded in the jaw and mimic the stimulation that a natural root once gave with daily activities such as eating.
Dental implants also offer a secure foundation for restorations, from a single crown to dentures for a full set of teeth.
See how the titanium post mimics a tooth's roots...
What Is an Implant-Supported Crown?
This small post is secured into the jawbone.
This piece connects the implant to the crown.
This is the part you see and that looks like a natural tooth.
What to Expect During Treatment for a Missing Tooth
During an initial consultation, Dr. Slaman will let you know if a dental implant is the right treatment option for you.
Treatment itself ranges from between four and 12 months, which allows time for the bone to grow around the implant, securing it in place.
Dr. Slaman uses the latest technology at his practice in Albuquerque, NM, so that he can attain the precise, predictable results his patients expect.
Implant-supported restorations offer cosmetic and functional advantages, including a healthier bite, a more attractive smile, and superior durability.
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Are There Other Options?
Dental bridges are another option to replace missing teeth. However, this method requires reducing and reshaping teeth on either side of the gap so that they can support crowns. The crowns then support a prosthetic tooth.
A traditional dental bridge restores your bite, but because it is not attached to the jawbone, it can't prevent bone recession.
In contrast, an implant crown doesn't require dental work on neighboring teeth and its artificial root will prevent bone atrophy. It's a one-tooth solution to a one-tooth problem.