The technology of dental implants was born through an accident during a bone grafting surgery in 1952. The titanium microscopes being used fused to the living bone and could not be removed. Up to that point, no one knew that titanium had the ability to irreversibly bond with living bone. Small, root-shaped posts of titanium are attached to the jawbone. The jawbone grows around the implant and fuses to it. The post then becomes an anchor for a tooth restoration, such as a crown for a single tooth space and partial or full dentures for multiple teeth.
If you or your child has experienced tooth loss, make sure you see a dentist who specializes in dental implants. Once the process of replacing a tooth, or teeth, anchored by titanium implants is complete, you can care for the replacement teeth just as you do your natural teeth. You brush and floss them because they hold as well as natural teeth do. This enables you to eat the foods you love. You can a have confident, brilliant smile again that is a joy to show off.
Forming and replacing missing teeth is a process that is highly customized. Your new teeth need to blend with your natural teeth. They should fit the contour and size of your mouth. Dentists who specialize in dental implants can assess your smile and design the proper size, shape, and shade of replacement teeth. They preserve your bite and alignment. They are educated on how to place the titanium posts properly to help preserve your oral health. Dr. Hazim can help you have the smile you thought was no longer possible. Titanium implants provide the foundation for a complete and confident smile.
Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.