Implants Specialist for Corpus Christi, TX | Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry | General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Specialist

Implants Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX


Dental implants are easily the best way to replace a missing tooth. The longest-lasting and most natural choice for tooth replacement, dental implants preserve the tooth-supporting bones in the jaw that can deteriorate with the loss of a tooth. If you’re missing one or more teeth and are interested in dental implants, make your first call to Sophi Nabavi, DMD, at Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Restore the health and the beauty of your smile by booking your appointment online today or with a quick phone call.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prostheses (artificial replacements) used to take the place of one or more missing teeth. A small titanium post or fixture is inserted into the jawbone to serve as a foundation for a crown, a fixed bridge, or a full or partial denture. Implants also minimize bone loss in the jaw, maintaining the jaw’s integrity and the patient’s overall facial structure.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

The perfect candidate for dental implants has good overall health and oral health. Since the implants are screwed into the underlying jawbone and gum tissue in the mouth, patients need adequate jawbones to secure the post and healthy gum tissue free of periodontal disease.

New diagnostics and bone reconstruction methods make dental implants a viable choice for more patients than ever. The sooner you visit your dentist to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants, the more likely they’ll work for you.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants work like natural teeth. They restore your full chewing ability, with most patients unable to distinguish between their natural teeth and the implants. Once you fully recover from dental implant surgery, you can eat whatever you want.

Dental implants also prevent bone loss. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone begins to break down due to lack of stimulation.

If a tooth is not replaced within a year, the bone area will lose up to 25% of its volume. That loss only continues as time goes on. Dental implants replace the root and the tooth. As a result, your chewing returns to normal, and the proper stimulation resumes natural bone growth.

Dental implants also help prevent gum disease. After losing a tooth, the space left in your mouth becomes a trap for bacteria and food, increasing your risk of gum disease. Dental implants remove that increased risk by limiting the area where food and bacteria collect.

Dental implants not only improve your oral and overall health but also improve your appearance. Dental implants complete your smile, stabilize the adjacent teeth and prevent facial sagging and premature aging.

Call or book an appointment online with Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry today if you’d like to see about replacing those missing teeth.

Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry
✆ Phone (appointments): 361-264-2402
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 361-880-7100
✆ Fax: (361) 853-2100
Address: 5314 Everhart Road, Suite B, Corpus Christi, TX 78411