Implants Specialist

Kenneth Gonzales, D.D.S., P.L.L.C.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Corpus Christi, TX

An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. The accomplished dentists and licensed denturists at Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, PLLC offer dental implants for men and women of all ages. The experienced team can replace missing or damaged teeth to help restore your confidence and your natural smile. If you're ready to learn more, visit Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, in Corpus Christi, Texas, by booking an appointment online or calling the office to schedule a consultation today.

Implants Q & A

Kenneth Gonzales, D.D.S., P.L.L.C.

What is a dental implant?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay securely fastened to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

In addition to performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Are a permanent, lifelong solution
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Can anyone get dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Get all your questions about dental implants answered during a consultation with your dentist. Implant treatment might be right for you.

Schedule your consultation online or call Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, PLLC, today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.