If you have teeth missing from your smile, replacing them is not just a matter of looking good. Beautiful pearly whites that you’re proud to show off restore your confidence. You won’t feel compelled to hide your teeth and smile with your mouth closed. You will exude self-assurance which will improve your social life and potentially opens doors on the professional front.
It is also a matter of health and your day-to-day ability to function. You may not be able to chew your food properly or speak clearly. If you have a gap where a permanent tooth should be, the surrounding teeth will not be supported and may begin to drift out of position. This sets you up for major alignment and bite problems. Your jawbone health relies on continuous stimulation from the biting force of your teeth. If it doesn’t get that stimulation, it will begin to weaken and deteriorate.
At Texas Grins Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we have tooth-replacement options for a range of needs and budgets. Call us at 817-779-7111 to schedule a consultation.
Dental Implants Deliver Unparalleled Stability
If you want an artificial tooth that is so realistic, you may actually forget it’s there, you want a dental implant. What sets this restoration apart is that rather than just replacing the visible portion of the tooth, it replaces the entire thing, including the root.
We will surgically place a titanium post into your jawbone. As you recover from the procedure, your bone will grow around the artificial tooth root, securely and permanently anchoring it into place. After you’ve healed, we will attach a connector post (abutment) and a lifelike restoration — typically a crown for a single tooth.
Dental implants may also be used to replace multiple teeth that are missing. Rather than placing many individual implants and crowns, which would impractical and expensive, we can attach a bridge or a denture to a few strategically placed dental implants.
Restorations placed on top of dental implants are completely secure and stable in your mouth. Your bite will be strong. You won’t have to worry about sliding, slippage, or any sort of movement. They help preserve the health of your jawbone. And you don’t have to alter or rely on surrounding healthy teeth to support the restoration.
Traditional Restorations Give You Your Smile Back
Conventional dentures and bridges are excellent alternatives to implant-supported restorations. Thanks to modern digital technology and improvements in materials, today’s tooth replacements are better fitting, more comfortable, and much more natural looking than the ones you may remember grandma or grandpa wearing.
A dental bridge can replace a single missing tooth or multiple adjacent teeth. You are a candidate for a full denture if you have a whole arch of teeth that need replacement. We also have partial dentures for several teeth missing in an arch.
Don’t let missing teeth diminish your smile, your confidence, and your health. Schedule a tooth-replacement consultation today at Texas Grins Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. You may reach us via our online form or call our Willow Park, TX dental office at 817-779-7111.