Missing teeth mean your overall oral health, as well as your appearance, can suffer. In order to protect smiles in Dallas, TX, from the complications of untreated tooth loss, we provide our patients a durable and long-lasting option: dental implants. Let’s look at the advantages that dental implants offer our patients with one or more missing teeth.
Did you know that dental implants essentially act as new tooth roots? We actually insert them into the jawbone, where they bond with the bone tissue like natural tooth roots. The process, known as osseointegration, ensures greater stability, helping them last much longer than other prosthetic options. For example, a bridge may last between 10 and 15 years, while removable full or partial dentures need to be replaced about every 5 years. With proper care and attention, your new teeth could last decades, or a lifetime in some cases.
In addition to improved stability, which helps you eat as you did prior to tooth loss, your new teeth will look natural. After the dental implant portions bond with the jawbone, we add an abutment to them that helps anchor the restoration in place. Made from ceramic, the dental crown will act as the tooth’s visible portion. Ceramic mimic the translucent nature of tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the rest of your smile. The material also contains stain-resistant properties. If you have multiple missing teeth, we can also create a natural looking bridge or denture to attach to the new tooth roots.
Easy to Care For
Maintaining your new tooth means offering the same care you would to your natural ones. Your new teeth benefit from being brushed twice a day, along with the rest of your smile. In addition, you should floss around them as well. Regular checkups and cleanings should happen every six months, which allows us to monitor your new tooth and the rest of your smile, and also remove plaque with a dental cleaning. Your new teeth will be susceptible to gum disease and other oral health issues, so care is crucial for maintaining your newly whole smile. If you have any questions or concerns about treating tooth loss with implant dentistry, or about preventing lost teeth with better oral hygiene, then contact our team today. Let’s work together to help you enjoy a full, beautiful smile.
Gentle Smiles Family Offers Implant Dentistry
We have a strong and lifelike solution for both minor and severe tooth loss, helping patients enjoy full and healthy smiles once more. To learn more about our dental implants and implant dentures, then please contact us today by calling 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE) to schedule an appointment with your Dallas, TX, dentist!