In our last blog, we explained how bridges offer a unique and custom solution to minor tooth loss. However, your Garland, TX, dentist also offers a more advanced and longer-lasting solution with implant dentistry. Not only do dental implants boast a 98% success rate, but they can offer a host of additional benefits for our patients.
Your New Tooth Roots
Unlike other options, which must rely on crowns, clasps, or suction to stay in place, these are inserted into the jawbone through oral surgery. The implant section is a screw-like device created from biocompatible titanium. The implant bonds with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, which means the body accepts it as a natural tooth root. This stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue and prevents the loss for mass and density in the jawbone that usually occurs following tooth loss. As a result, your new roots could stay in place for decades to come, even a lifetime in some cases.
A Beautiful Appearance
Along with their stability, they also offer a lifelike appearance. After the implant portion bonds with the jawbone, we attach an abutment that hold a crown in place. We create the crown from durable and lifelike materials, such as ceramic, ensuring it absorbs bite forces and also blends with your smile. To care for them, simply continue to brush and floss daily, and see our team for routine checkups and cleanings. The same care that protects natural teeth helps preserve your new ones as well.
Solutions for Advanced Tooth Loss
They don’t just replace one tooth at a time. If you have gaps in your smile due to more advanced cases of tooth loss, multiple dental implants can be used to secured a bridge or even a fixed denture that never slips when you eat or speak. While most dentures need replacement every 5 to 10 years as the jaw ridge changes shape, the dental implants help preserve the jawbone, so your prosthetic lasts much, much longer. Again, we will discuss proper care and maintenance to help ensure a complete smile for years to come. If you have any questions about addressing or preventing missing teeth, or about possibly solutions, then please contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PROSTHETIC OPTIONS?
We want to make sure you continue to enjoy a whole, healthy, and attractive smile with our custom-made dental prosthetics. Addressing lost teeth helps preserve your facial structure, prevent further tooth loss, and improve your overall quality of life. To learn more about treating tooth loss, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.