Unlike traditional bridges or removable dentures, dental implants offer tooth replacement that could last for decades, possibly a lifetime. They look and function like natural teeth, and offer optimal results whether you have one missing tooth or total edentulism. At our Dallas, TX, dental office, we have the skills and experience, working with local specialists and flexible financing companies, to make your new smile possible.
Creating New Roots
The biocompatible titanium implant posts are what separate dental implants from traditional bridges or removable dentures. Your new teeth won’t be held in place with suction, adhesives, or clasps. Instead, we will insert these small screw-like posts into the jaw. The body will see then as natural roots, which allows osseointegration to occur. They then act as new roots, which gives them the ability to last for decades to come. In addition, this prevents the loss of mass and density in the jaw, which typically follows untreated tooth loss. This is actually the reason that removable dentures and even bridges usually need to be replaced every few years!
Ensuring a Natural Appearance
Once your new roots are in place, we can focus on the visible portion of your new tooth. When the placement area heals, we will attach an abutment to the post. This extends above the gum line, providing structure for us to attach the restoration. A custom-made crown will act as the visible portion of an individual one, being designed to ensure a balanced bite, comfortable fit, and of course, a lifelike appearance. But if you have more advanced cases of tooth loss, then multiple posts could be used to secure a bridge or even a full set of dentures, providing a prosthetic that never slips and doesn’t need to be removed for soaking or maintenance.
The Long-Term Benefits
First, since the post acts as new roots, your dental implants can last for decades to come, potentially even a lifetime. They’re very durable and strong, so they can handle daily bite forces and pressure with ease, and restore your ability to eat your favorite foods again. Maintenance is simple and we can offer instructions for properly cleaning your new teeth. You essentially enjoy lifelike results that can last for many years to come!
If you have any questions about our approach to tooth replacement, or if you think you’re ready for dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Dallas, TX Dentist About Dental Implant Placement
If you suffer from tooth loss, then let us rebuild and preserve your smile with implant dentistry. For more information on avoiding tooth loss or handling it with implant dentistry, call our Dallas, TX dental office at 214-369-5159!