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.
Many people have experienced tooth or teeth loss mostly due to decay, disease or injury. There are many treatment options available for missing teeth, including bridges, dentures and dental implants. Of the three options, dental implants are said to be the best. What are dental implants? So what are dental implants, and what are their advantages over the other options? Dental implants are artificial replacement teeth that work and feel just like normal teeth. These implants are made to match your natural teeth in all aspects, including arrangement and color. Implants are made of a tooth root, a small titanium post, which is embedded into the jaw in the gap the missing tooth left behind. This tooth root is designed to fuse with the jaw bone becoming permanent which requires the patient to have enough bone to hold it in place. Once you have healed, the surgeon adds a small connector to the post called an abutment to hold the new tooth called a crown. The advantages of dental implants Improved look: Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. After the implants are in place, you will look just as you did before you lost your teeth. Improved speech: In comparison to dentures, which can slip inside the mouth making you slur some words, dental implants are permanent, and there will be no slipping. You will talk just as normally as you used to before you lost your teeth. Improved Convenience and comfort: Implants are permanent and look just like normal teeth. You don’t have to remove them every night, and put them on every morning like dentures. Therefore, dental implants allow you the convenience and comfort of knowing that you don’t have to remove them every day. In addition, you don’t need adhesives to keep them in place. Easier eating: Since implants cannot slip like dentures, chewing is easy. They function just like your normal teeth allowing you to eat any type of food including your favorites. Improved self-esteem: People with unsightly gaps in the mouth from missing teeth are afraid to smile. This can lead to low self-esteem. With dental implants, however, you can show off your beautiful smile, and have improved self-esteem. Improved oral health: Gaps in your mouth from missing teeth make brushing difficult. You cannot maneuver your toothbrush to get all the food particles from the gaps. This may lead to an accumulation of bacteria and tooth decay of adjacent teeth. Durability: Implants are permanent replacements, and will last for many years with good dental hygiene and regular dental visits. Dr. Peter Hazim is well experienced with dental implants, and can give you the smile you deserve. Please call us at (972) 727-5599. We’re conveniently located at 105 N. Alma Drive, Suite 100 in Allen, Texas.