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Dental Implants

Dental Implants Abilene, TX - Robert R. Hawley, DDS - Dentist Abilene, TX

Dentistry is constantly evolving, and with that comes great adaptation and improvements in how we treat patients. Even though we live in an age of advanced dental treatments, patients still suffer from tooth loss. Millions of people are affected by tooth loss because of tooth decay, gum disease, or facial trauma. Although most dentists only restore dental implants, Dr. Robert Hawley both restores and places dental implants in Abilene, TX. He also utilizes state-of-the-art technology for diagnosing patients such as digital panoramic X-ray machines created by Carestream Dental. If you are searching for an experienced dentist in Abilene, TX that offers quality dental implants, you have come to the right place.

What are Dental Implants?

When a tooth is lost, the root that helped support the tooth is usually non-existent. A dental implant, made from pure titanium, serves as a substitute for the root. This provides a sturdy base for a variety of dental prostheses including crowns, dentures, and implant-supported bridges.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are specifically designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. Because the implants fuse directly to the bone, they become permanent through a process called osseointegration and eliminate the hassle of applying dentures on a daily basis.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants won’t slip or jar loose when speaking or eating. Implants can give you the confidence and self-esteem that you’ve always wanted.
  • Dental implants are made of titanium. With proper oral health care, your implants can last a lifetime.

Are You a Candidate?

Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Hawley will thoroughly review your dental history to determine if you are healthy enough for the procedure. A sufficient amount of bone within the jaw must be present for the implant to be placed. For patients who require additional bone in the placement area, bone grafting is an available option.

Bone grafting is an oral surgical procedure that essentially replaces missing bone. In dentistry, bone grafting is a specialized procedure that helps reestablish jawbone that has been lost due to gum disease or injury.