Dental implants are a highly successful solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth and preserving your smile. Here at Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico in Las Cruces, NM, our oral surgeon is an expert at placement. Please contact our office at your earliest convenience to schedule your oral consultation appointment; Dr. Heiner will meet with you and determine if they are the right solution for your oral health.
The Implant Procedure
A single tooth replacement can typically be completed within one to two visits. A dental implant is comprised of a three-part design, which creates the appearance and function of a natural tooth. The first piece is a medical-grade titanium screw. During the first treatment, the screw is inserted into the jaw bone where your original tooth used to be, creating a foundation for your prosthetic or artificial tooth. After a couple of months of healing, you will return for your second appointment to have the abutment attached to the titanium screw. This abutment acts as a connector piece to securely hold your new tooth (or teeth) in place.
Once the screw has healed sufficiently and the abutment is in place, the final piece, the prosthetic crown, will be attached. The dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that will completely cover the other pieces. The crown is custom designed to look and feel just like your natural tooth. After the crown is connected, the restoration is complete and you can smile with confidence knowing your dental implant is indistinguishable from your other teeth.
They are an excellent option for patients who want a permanent alternative to removable dentures.
A few of the benefits of choosing dental implants include
- Gaining the strength to eat or drink without discomfort
- Greater stability within your jaw
- Boost in self-confidence and ability to smile fully
- Patient satisfaction with a more symmetrical physical appearance
When you visit our office in Las Cruces, NM, Dr. Heiner can determine if you qualify for dental implant placement and discuss all the benefits of choosing dental implants for tooth replacement.
Dental Implants in Las Cruces, NM
They are one of the most predictable oral surgery procedures, and they are the best choice for replacing teeth while maintaining overall oral health. Dr. Heiner performs this procedure on a regular basis, and he can review your treatment options during a consultation appointment. Our practice can work with you to set up your appointment and make sure your treatment is tailored to your health needs. Contact our office in Las Cruces, NM, to learn more.