When we lose our teeth, our oral health suffers, as well as our appearance. We have a number of options for restoring missing teeth in Dallas, TX. However, nothing offers the longevity and benefits of dental implants. In today’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at dental implants and how to know if these prosthetics are right for your smile.
Your New Tooth Root
A dental implant doesn’t need crowns to stay in place like a bridge, or metal clasps and suction like partial or full dentures. Instead, we insert them into the jawbone in an oral surgical procedure. Since they’re made from titanium, a biocompatible material, they bond with the jawbone through a process known as osseintegration. After three to four months, the placement area heals and they will act as new tooth roots. Next, we move onto addressing the physical aspect of your new tooth.
We want your tooth to not only look natural, but be able to withstand the bite forces and pressure the rets of your natural teeth endure. To that end, we create and place a custom-made dental crown. Created using ceramic, the restoration actually blends with the smile. We shade them to match surrounding teeth and they also offer strength and durability. After the healing period, we add an abutment to hold these restorations in place. If you have multiple missing teeth, then we may place more than one dental implant and attach a custom-made denture or bridge.
The Benefits of Replacing Your Missing Tooth
When you fill the gaps in your smile, you prevent the onset of misalignment, which often occurs following tooth loss. Good alignment means a lower risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Replacing missing teeth also lessens pressure on your jaw joints, preventing TMJ disorder and bruxism. Since the body recognizes the dental implant as a natural tooth root, this stimulates the growth of jaw bone tissue, preventing the aged appearance and further tooth loss that often occurs when someone loses one or more natural teeth. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, or if you want to see if you qualify for implant dentistry, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a beautiful and functional smile once more !
Gentle Smiles Family Dentistry Replaces Lost Teeth
At Gentle Smiles Family Dentistry, we have the right solution for replacing your missing teeth. Contact us today to discuss implant dentistry by calling 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE). We strive to offer our patients of all ages compassionate, effective, and individualized care. At Gentle Smiles, we are proud to serve families from Dallas, TX, and the surrounding communities, including Mesquite, Balch Springs, Garland, and Seagoville.