Pinehurst Road SE, Building A Suite 103 | Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Permanently Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Save your jaw bone with dental implants in Rio Rancho, NM.
The Perilous Effects of Tooth Loss
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding jaw bone will start to deteriorate and cause a cascade of negative side effects, including:
- Adjacent teeth drifting to fill in the open spot
- Breaking of teeth that are now out of proper alignment
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues
- Loss of facial structure, causing “sunken” appearance
- Change in diet due to not being able to chew properly
Replacing missing teeth with methods like bridges and dentures, while effective, are not without their fair share of risks. Often, bridges and dentures need regular repair and replacement and do not help to save your jaw bone. All of these problems can be avoided with implant dentistry procedures. Dr. George Harper provides dental implant restoration services to improve the function and appearance of your smile after tooth loss.
Dental Implant Restoration
Dental implants are made of three important parts, including a bio-compatible post that is surgically placed in your jaw bone, an abutment that sits atop the post at the gum line and a high-quality restoration that replaces the crown of your tooth. Once the implant post has been surgically placed, Dr. Harper can attach a custom crafted implant crown. Dental implants are designed to be as strong and look as natural as your original teeth. With proper home care and professional maintenance, dental implants can last your lifetime, saving you time and money in the long run.
All-on-4® Dental Implant Restoration
Even patients with dentures can preserve their remaining jaw bone and enjoy a stable bite with the All-on-4® dental implant technique. This unique method can replace an entire arch of teeth with a prosthesis supported by only four dental implants, the combination of which is available for immediate function. The All-on-4® option is effective even for those with low bone volume!
Key Benefits of Dental Implants
- Preserve your jaw bone
- Permanently replace missing teeth
- Speak with confidence
- Enjoy all of your favorite foods
- Save adjacent teeth
- Achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile!
Dr. George Harper has over 28 years of experience. He has prioritized continuing his education to stay up-to-date with the latest dental technologies and restore our patients to their optimal oral health. To learn more about your treatment options for dental implants in Rio Rancho, NM, please call our office today!