I’m Missing a Tooth! How Can a Dentist in 78222 Help Me?

Have you recently lost a tooth—or multiple teeth? Are you facing the possibility of losing your teeth from a dental problem? Your dentist in 78222 may have the perfect solution for you to replace any number of missing teeth—whether it’s one tooth or a whole arch! Our dental experts at Zam Dental are going to discuss how many teeth just a few dental implants can replace and how the process works. Before you know it, you’ll stop stressing about missing teeth.


Groundbreaking Tooth Replacements: Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most modern, effective way to replace damaged or missing teeth. They offer more benefits and unique opportunities compared to other tooth replacement options.

When you think of replacing your teeth, you may automatically imagine dentures or another traditional prosthetic. With the developments we have made today, we’re able to replace both the root (a critical part of your tooth below the gum line) and the crown (what everyone sees when you smile) of a dying or lost tooth. The actual dental implant is a tiny titanium post that mimics the root of your tooth that mimics the root of your tooth to restore the health and function of your jawbone. Then, of course, we attach the best fitting dental prosthetic for your level of tooth loss.


I just need to replace a single tooth. What’s my best option?

One way a dental implant is commonly used is replacing a single tooth. During this procedure, your dental implant post will be placed in your jaw where the lost tooth once was. Once it heals and fuses with your body, Dr. Zamora will attach an abutment and dental prosthetic. You will have a tooth that looks and functions just like your natural tooth once did in little to no time!


I have consecutive missing teeth. What can I do?

Even though you may need two teeth to be replaced, this dental problem can be easily addressed with just a single dental implant. The only difference is that two prosthetics will be attached (tooth-colored crowns—a dental bridge) to fill the gap. If you happen to have multiple teeth in different places of your mouth, you’ll need to discuss a different option with Dr. Zamora.

This same process can be applied if you’re missing three or four consecutive teeth. The only difference is that two implant posts will need to be placed on both ends of the gap. This way, your bridge prosthetic can stay stable on both ends.


My teeth are missing at different points in my mouth. What’s my best option?

If you’re missing teeth throughout your mouth but not right next to one another, there is a solution for you: partial dentures. This dental prosthetic can fit in between your permanent teeth just like the perfect puzzle piece. The best part is that instead of having to use clasps or unpleasant adhesives to keep your dental prosthetic in place, we can methodically place your dental implants into the correct spaces and stabilize your prosthetic for good.


What do I do if I’m missing full arches of my teeth?

If you have a severe case of tooth loss, you may need to replace a full arch of teeth. Most patients that have lost that many teeth are forced to experience inconveniences like slippage, jaw bone deterioration, and unpleasant adhesives. But with dental implants, they will simply snap onto your implant posts!


We Can Help Replace Your Teeth

As you can see, it doesn’t matter how many teeth you may have left. That doesn’t get in the way of our dental experts helping you restore your smile with dental implants. If you have any questions or if you’re interested in how you can benefit from dental implants, give us a call today.

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