Having an incomplete smile affects far more than your appearance. Losing teeth has a profound effect on your psyche and can negatively impact your oral health if you don’t seek professional treatment. When it comes to replicating the function and appearance of natural teeth, dental implants are, by far, the best treatment option for tooth loss.
If you have suffered from tooth loss, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon to find out if this treatment method meets your needs.
Dental Implants: A Revolutionary Treatment Option for Tooth Loss
Dental implants are unique prosthetics. Conventional tooth replacement methods cannot address the loss of the roots of teeth. Implants, however, can. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is embedded into the jawbone. It’s made of titanium, a metal that can integrate with the body’s hard tissues.
After an implant is embedded into the jawbone, the bone surrounding it will fuse to its structure. This process holds an implant in place indefinitely, the same way that bone supports biological teeth. Once dental implants are stable, the tooth replacement process is completed with permanent crowns, bridges, or dentures.
The prosthetics and restorations attached to dental implants can look and feel exactly like teeth when made from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.
Since dental implants are held firmly in place by bone, patients enjoy a level of oral function similar to biological teeth. There are no dietary restrictions with dental implants – even chewing tough or fibrous foods is possible.
When patients take good care of their oral health, these replacement teeth can last for decades. Dental implants are also quite easy to keep clean with normal brushing and flossing.
Scheduling a Dental Implant Consultation
Dental implants may not be right for all patients. A physical examination, X-rays, and a consultation about your lifestyle and health history can help our oral surgeon determine if this treatment method is right for you.
Call Dallas Oral Surgery Associates today to schedule an implant dentistry consultation.