When you lose your teeth, a removable or crown-secured prosthetic could be helpful. But over time, the breakdown of jawbone mass and density could mean an aged appearance and further tooth loss. However, your Garland, TX, dentist would like to help preserve your smile with the placement of one or more dental implants.
The Loss of Jawbone Density
What happens when you lose your teeth? The body regularly sends doses of calcium and phosphorus to the bone structure around each tooth, which preserves your jawbone and keeps your smile in place. However, once the body registers the loss of a tooth, it suspends the flow of nutrients to the surrounding bone tissue. Without these nutrients, the structure itself break down, losing mass and dentistry. Over enough time, this means further tooth loss and for some, a prematurely aged appearance. However, dental implants could prevent this from occurring!
The Benefits of Placing Dental Implant
Each dental implant is a small, screw-like device that is made from titanium. A biocompatible material, the body registers the post as a natural root and resumes the flow of nutrients. This stimulates the growth of bone structure and preserves your youthful appearance, while protecting your remaining natural teeth as well. In addition, this ensures your new teeth could last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime! In comparison, dentures and crown-supported bridges often need replacement after only 5 to 10 years due to changes in jaw ridge shape, which is brought on by the lass of mass and density.
Solutions for Minor and Severe Tooth Loss
If you have a single missing tooth, we can place an individual post and the secure a crown to address the visible part of your tooth. For multiple missing teeth, several implant posts could be used to secure a bridge, partial, or even a full set of dentures. The restorations and prosthetics will be custom-made based on detailed impressions and images we gather with digital technology. The results are lifelike, and you also enjoy a dependable chewing surface too. If you have missing teeth, don’t let complications arise that threaten your oral health and appearance. Instead, talk to our team and schedule a consultation, so we can see which option is right for you. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
Our team is ready to help address the gaps in your smile with a lifelike prosthetic. To learn more about the process of securing dental implants, 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.