February 21, 2018

Are you embarrassed about the way your smile looks because you’re missing one or more teeth? Do you find yourself hiding your teeth when you meet someone new or when it’s time for family pictures? If so, it’s time to make a change. With the help of dental implants, your smile can be restored and renewed!

Dr. Jeffrey Alvarado is a skilled general dentist who frequently recommends implants for patients who have one or a few missing teeth. Those who receive implants frequently report improvements in both self-confidence and dental functionality. Even if your missing teeth are located in the back of your mouth where they can’t be easily seen, it’s still important to replace them as soon as you can for the sake of your oral health.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are highly-recommended for most people with missing teeth and provide a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Natural appearance
  • Long-term reliability
  • Convenience
  • Improved oral health
  • Improved jaw bone health
  • Restored dental function
  • Greater self-esteem

If you want your replacement teeth to look and feel natural and provide you with confidence for many years, dental implants are a great treatment choice.

How Implants Are Placed

An implant is composed of three main parts: the fixture (implant post), abutment, and prosthesis (crown). The fixture is placed in the jaw bone during a surgical procedure. Once the site has healed and the implant has integrated into the bone, the abutment is screwed to the top of it and the area is once again given time to heal. Finally, the prosthesis is attached to the abutment. The entire process typically takes three to six months to complete from start to finish.

Schedule Your Appointment

Want to learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants? Call The Lakes Family Dental in McAllen, TX and we’ll be happy to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alvarado so you can smile wide again.



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