Dental implants are an artificial tooth root placed in an empty tooth socket to restore your oral health and prevent further bone loss. Implants are generally made of titanium and fuse with your jaw bone over time through a process known as.
The implant procedure itself is relatively quick, but it usually takes months for the bone around it to heal and bond with the implant. After it is sufficiently healed, the implant is topped with a prosthetic crown so it looks and acts like any other natural tooth. Ask our dentist if a dental implant is right for you.
When you bite down on food, your tooth exerts pressure on your jawbone and this signals your bone to maintain your jaw with the right nutrients to maintain its density and function. However, when you’re missing a tooth, your body will send the nutrients elsewhere due to a lack of pressure and this over time causes your jaw bone to deteriorate.
If you are reluctant to smile due to missing teeth, then a dental implant can help give you more self confidence by filling in your smile so you never have to worry about it again. Another benefit of dental implants is they don’t require any special maintenance. You can brush and floss them like a natural tooth.
Dental implants can also stabilize your denture so it doesn’t slip around in your mouth. This also eliminates the need for denture glue or adhesive. The number of implants you can receive to stabilize your dentures may vary from person to person depending on the health and density of your jaw bone. You can ask our dentist what is best for you.
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If you think you would benefit from dental implants whether to stabilize your dentures or to replace a missing tooth and reclaim peace of mind when smiling, you can give us a call at (903) 984-1108 to schedule an appointment with us today.