Not only do dental implants boasts a 98% success rate, but they also help preserve your jawbone structure to prevent further tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist will explain how we replace missing teeth with dental implants, and how this helps keep your smile complete.
Preserving Your Jawbone
Your jawbone requires regular doses of key ingredients to remain strong and stable. However, when we lose teeth, the body suspends the flow of nutrients to the portions of jawbone around lost tooth roots. Over time, the loss of mass and density in these areas means further tooth loss and, in some cases, a prematurely aged appearance. However, since dental implants are surgically inserted in the jawbone, they act as new roots. The titanium used to fabricate them is biocompatible. As a result, this stimulates the growth of bone tissue, preserving the jaw and facial structure, and preventing further tooth loss.
Inserting Dental Implants
We start by assessing the cause and extent of your tooth loss. We want to treat any underlying health issues that could potentially threaten your new tooth roots before we move forward. The next step involves using digital technology to plan and guide the placement process, ensuring we place the new roots in positions that stimulate bone growth and absorbs the daily bite forces expected of your smile. Once we accomplish this portion, the next step is to handle the visible portion of your new smile.
Restoring Your Smile
For an individual dental implant, we will attach an abutment to the implant posts and secure a crown with it. The crown is custom-made for not only a lifelike appearance, but to ensure a comfortable fit and handle the pressures of chewing. If you have lost several teeth, them multiple dental implants could be used to secure a bridge, or possibly even a denture. Due to osseointegration, the process that bonds the implant posts and jawbone, your new teeth could last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime. If you have any questions about treating tooth loss or about the implant process, then contact our team today. Remember, seeing us now mean you can use any remaining 2020 dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of 2020, and greet 2021 on the road toward a full and beautiful smile!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
Our team would like to help you enjoy a whole and beautiful smile by replacing lost teeth with implant technology. To learn more about replacing one or more lost teeth, or about any of our lifelike restorative treatment options, 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.