Like life, your dental health care is about choices. For instance, if you lose one or more teeth, you have a choice whether to replace them or not (though considering the outcome of unresolved tooth loss, the choice should be a simple one). Like most choices, however, the right solution is rarely a one-sits-fits-all option, and in the case of your dental health, restoring your smile requires personalized treatment designed specifically for your goals and needs. One thing that is universal with tooth loss, though, is the need to replace your entire tooth’s structure, including its root(s). Garland dentist, Dr. Vi Mai, explains why dental implants may be the best solution to drastically improve the success of your replacement teeth.
Don’t Settle for Only Half of an Answer
Dental bridges, partials, and full dentures are often crafted from fine, but strong, dental porcelain, which is specially designed and layered to closely resemble a natural tooth’s color and light-reflecting properties. Filling the gaps in your smile requires skillfully planning the placement of your replacement teeth to fully restore your smile’s function. Unfortunately, the visible portions of your teeth (called crowns) are the only part of your tooth that traditional dental prostheses can restore, unable to address the issue of your teeth’s lost roots.
Go for the Upgrade
A dental implant is designed to stabilize the face of your smile while staying out of sight. The implant is surgically embedded into your jawbone, which then fuses to the implants biocompatible titanium structure. As an anchor, a dental implant acts like a natural tooth root upon which Dr. Mai can secure your custom dental prosthetic, effectively creating a complete restoration that helps restore the function of your entire tooth.
ABOUT YOUR GARLAND DENTIST:
Dr. Vi Mai and the caring staff at Mai Dentistry are dedicated to ensuring that our patients are proud of their beautiful, healthy smiles. With years of experience in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, we can expertly diagnose and treat early dental trouble to preserve your natural tooth structure. To learn more, or to schedule your next appointment, call us today at (972) 530-0552.