Having a missing tooth or several missing teeth can take a toll on your life. Missing teeth affect the way we eat and our overall confidence. There are thousands of people in Texas struggling with missing teeth, and our Willow Park, TX dental office is here to resolve this issue. There is a revolutionary treatment that allows us to replace failing teeth with something nearly as strong: dental implants.
Dental implants are placed into the bone and can be restored with single crowns or dentures. So, who are dental implants for? Nearly everyone is a candidate for dental implants. You just need to be in good health and have enough jaw bone to support the implant. Today we want to list a few of the ways dental implants can change your life.
Dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement option
People have been dealing with missing teeth forever. We dentists try to help you keep your teeth as long as possible, but not everyone can. Some of us just have less than ideal teeth and, of course, dental accidents can happen at anytime. Your natural teeth are your best teeth, but dental implants are strong and durable, much like your natural teeth. Our dental implants are made from titanium, a material that is biocompatible and merges with the jawbone. Once the implant joins with the bone, it literally becomes part of your body and serves as a stable foundation for replacement teeth.
Dentists first placed dental implants several decades ago, and now we can place dental implants with a 98 percent successful rate. Even better, we can offer you dental sedation to make your visit as comfortable as possible. At Texas Grins, we use the latest technology and techniques when it comes to placing dental implants. We are using 3-D technology that allows us to find the most ideal location for the implant.
Dental implants can secure your dentures
Anyone who wears removable dentures has to deal with the device slipping and sliding around while they try to eat. It’s by far the most common denture complaint we hear about. Over time, the denture will lose its snug fit on your gums, making it difficult to eat the food you want and causing the denture to move around more. Ill-fitting dentures can even cause sores in the mouth! Why do dentures fit differently over time? Well, when the teeth are gone, the jaw will deteriorate and change shape. The nose and chin will grow closer together, and you’ll often develop wrinkles around the mouth.
Dental implants not only secure restorations like crowns and dentures, but they preserve the jawbone. With the implant placed into the bone, the jawbone stays put, and you won’t have to worry about facial changes.
Dental implants are great for single tooth replacement, too
Before dental implants, the most efficient way to replace a missing tooth was with a bridge. The bridge filled the gap created by the missing tooth and provided great function. But the bridge requires the support of adjacent healthy teeth. To place the bridge, we’ll need to file down two healthy teeth. That’s an extremely invasive procedure, and what’s worse is that bridges can fail over time, leaving you with a major gap in your smile. Dental implants are supported by being placed into the bone, so we don’t have to prepare healthy teeth. So, when it comes to replacing a single tooth, a dental implant is considered much less invasive than a traditional bridge.
Dental implants don’t get cavities
Some dentists consider implants better than natural teeth because they do not get cavities. You’ll still need to care for your dental implants much like you would natural teeth. The dental implants will last for decades, if not the rest of your life with proper care. If you have one implant in your mouth that is healthy, we could always use that same implant for a different restoration if you need more extensive treatment in the future.
Visit Texas Grins for a FREE Implant Consultation
Whether you have a missing tooth or have grown tired of your removable dentures, dental implants can work for you. Give us a call 817-952-5038 today to schedule your free consultation.