Replacing Your Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Missing teeth mean embarrassing gaps in your smile, as well as problems eating or even speaking! In order to correct this problem and provide a new tooth that functions and looks like a natural one, your El Paso, TX, dentists, may discuss a dental implant. Find out how we address tooth loss under one roof with implant dentistry.

Why Do We Lose Our Teeth?

Losing your teeth could occur for a number of different reasons. For example, a serious injury could leave the tooth beyond the point that repair is possible. A severe infection could mean extraction is crucial for preventing the spread of infection to the surrounding teeth and jawbone tissue. However, the most common case is periodontitis, an advanced stage of gum disease. When gum disease reaches this stage, the tissues connecting the teeth and gums are destroyed, causing teeth to become loose and eventually fall out completely. In fact, this is the number one cause of adult tooth loss.

The Dental Implant

If you have gum disease, we can offer treatment to manage the issue before we discuss replacement options. In addition to bridges and partial dentures, we also have implant dentistry. The entire procedure can be completed in office to help you enjoy a full smile once more. Dental implants don’t need crowns or clasps to stay in place, instead we insert the implant, which acts as a new tooth root, directly to the jawbone. There, it bonds with the bone tissue like a new root, a process known as osseointegration. This allows it to lasts decades, possibly even a lifetime. We can also use several to secure a full set of dentures that never slips or requires removal for soaking and cleaning.

Placement and Maintenance

Using advanced digital technology, we will plan your placement process carefully and insert the new tooth root at the perfect angle to absorb bite forces and offer a lifelike appearance. After the new tooth root bonds with the bone tissue, we can add an abutment to secure a custom dental crown, addressing the visible portion of you new smile. They require the same routine care as your natural teeth, such a daily brushing and flossing and routine visits for checkups and cleanings. We would love to help you start 2020 with a whole smile, so talk to our team about the benefits of implant placement and tooth loss treatment.


At Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, our team can address your tooth loss in-house and help you enjoy a full and functional smile once more. If you have questions about our approach to tooth loss treatment, then you can reach our East El Paso dental practice on 10039 Dyer St., at 915-859-7000!