A dental bridge lasts between 10 and 15 years, while removable dentures require replacement every 5 to 10 years. But what about dental implants? Implant dentistry offers replacement teeth that last for much longer. How do dental implants offer Dallas, TX, patients a longer lasting replacement tooth?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Question: How do they differ from bridges?
Answer: A dental bridge relies on dental crowns attached to natural teeth to remain in place. Dentures use either metal clasps or natural suction. However, they will be inserted into the jawbone through an oral surgical procedure. Made from titanium, a biocompatible material, they will eventually bond with the jawbone and act as a new tooth.
Question: Will they look natural?
Answer: Yes! After we place them and they bond with the jawbone, through a process known as osseointegration, we create a custom-made restoration. The dental crown will be designed to blend with your smile and provide quality restoration.
Question: How do they last so long?
Answer: Since they act as a new tooth root, they last for several years, even decades with proper care and attention. They are susceptible to infection and gum disease, just like natural teeth. Which means routine homecare (brushing and flossing) and regular checkups and cleanings will be necessary to maintain optimal oral health and keep your new tooth strong.
Question: Do they offer replacement for multiple missing teeth?
Answer: Yes! If you have multiple missing teeth, we may insert multiple dental implants, which secure fixed bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. Patients then enjoy prosthetic that last much longer than others and won’t slip during your meals or speech. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, or about our long-lasting dental implants, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a full and functional smile!
Ready to Try Implant Dentistry?
We offer a strong and lifelike solution to both minor and advanced tooth loss with implant dentistry. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gentle Smiles in Dallas, TX, today at 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE).