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Dr. Michael Neeley provides patients with top dental care, offering titanium dental implants in Dallas, TX. With statistics showing that 69 percent of adults over the age of 35 have lost at least one tooth because of decay, injury or gum disease, it is important for patients to have a secure tooth replacement option. With dental implants, Dallas, TX patients can replace their missing teeth with a material that is compatible with their mouth, and is capable of taking on the appearance of their natural teeth. Dental implants fuse with the jaw bone, acting just as the natural teeth would in supporting the jaw bone. Having jaw bone support is extremely important, as it prevents the face from sinking in, and allows it to hold a younger, healthier structure. Dental implants return Dallas, TX patients the ability to chew all of the foods they love while being able to talk and smile without worry. Although dentures and dental bridges offer patients other choices in tooth replacements, Dr. Neeley highly recommends titanium dental implants for his patients in Dallas, TX.
Dental implants are constructed of three separate parts that when put together create the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
1. The implant. This is the titanium piece that is surgically fused into the jaw bone. The fusing doesn’t happen immediately, but slowly happens over time as the bone and the titanium bond.
2. The abutment. This is the piece that is placed on top of the implant and is revealed through the gum line.
3. The dental crown. Dr. Neeley places the crown over the abutment, giving the implant a cosmetically appealing exterior. He matches this to the other teeth in the patient’s mouth.
Dental implants have been available for over twenty years, and continue to improve with new technology. They are a life-long tooth replacement option when cared for properly. Visit Dr. Neeley today for a consultation about dental implants in Dallas, TX.