Did you know that dental implants boast a 98% success rate when it comes to treating tooth loss? In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist will look at how we prepare smiles and address tooth loss with long-lasting dental implants. We want to help you enjoy a lifelike solution for your tooth loss, so you once again feel proud to smile.
Planning Your Treatment and Placing Your New Roots
First, we need to carefully examine your smile, using digital technology to diagnose the cause and assess the extent of your missing teeth with accuracy and precision. We then plan the placement of your dental implants, choosing areas that best allow your new teeth to absorb daily bite forces and pressures. We then insert biocompatible titanium implants into the jawbone, where they bond with the jawbone like natural roots through a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, your new roots can support a restoration and provide a long-lasting and lifelike solution for tooth loss.
Restoring Your Lifelike Implants
For the visible portion of your smile., we will design and create restorations that blend with your smile while allowing you to eat and speak with ease again. The restorations are often made from crowns, unless you’re addressing multiple tooth loss, at which point we may create a ridge or denture instead. Since the new roots bond with the jawbone, this allows them the potential to last decades, possibly even a lifetime! In comparison, crown-secured fixed bridges and removable dentures often last only about 5 to 10 years.
Keeping Them Strong and Bright
To help ensure they last for years to come, be sure you take better care of your smile. After all, your new roots are still susceptible to the major causes of missing teeth, such as advanced gum disease. Routine brushing and flossing each day, and checkup and cleaning visits twice a year, reduce plaque buildup and allow us to keep a close eye on your smile. If you have any questions about preventing or addressing missing teeth, or about our lifelike dental implants in particular, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a strong and stunning smile by replacing missing teeth and protecting your smile from the impact of missing teeth, which includes trouble eating and speaking, and even an older appearance for some!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT TOOTH REPLACEMENT?
Our team is ready to help address minor and more substantial cases of missing teeth with lifelike prosthetics. To learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry, 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.