Advancements in implant dentistry have changed countless lives. Tooth loss is traumatic and distressing but replacing lost teeth doesn’t have to be. When it comes to replicating the appearance, function, and durability of biological teeth, dental implants are the best option. Our oral surgeons have extensive experience placing dental implants for single and multi-tooth replacement.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are small components made from titanium, a metal that’s compatible with hard tissues in the body. Resembling a screw, dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. Over time, bone will fuse to dental implants locking them in place for decades, if not a lifetime. This process is what makes dental implants a revolutionary tooth replacement option.
They can be used to hold restorations and prosthetics that replace the visible structures of teeth. Dental implants will securely hold dental crowns, bridges, and even dentures so that patients can enjoy their favorite meals and speak with confidence.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer great benefits to those who have lost teeth. As the closest prosthetic available to biological teeth, people with dental implants enjoy the appearance of a complete smile, easy oral hygiene, and little to no dietary restrictions.
Restorations and prosthetics like crowns and bridges can be made from tooth-colored materials such as porcelain. When patients anchor tooth-colored restorations and prosthetics to dental implants, they enjoy replacement teeth that blend in seamlessly with their biological teeth.
Caring for restorations and prosthetics attached to implants is easy. Patients will brush and floss as they normally would. Sticky dentures adhesives and overnight soaking are not necessary to keep replacement teeth clean.
Lastly, dental implants and the components attached to them can withstand the daily force and pressure associated with biting and chewing food. Those who have dental implants can eat diverse foods without difficulty or discomfort.
Another unique benefit to choosing dental implants is the fact that implants prevent bone from deteriorating after tooth loss. Implants keep the bone in the jaw active so that the body doesn’t resorb it. This helps maintain a youthful appearance and a healthy occlusion.
Call Dallas Oral Surgery Associates to reserve an implant dentistry consultation with our oral surgeon.