When you lose your natural teeth, your appearance, as well as your overall oral health, can suffer. Patients can develop misalignment, jaw joint disorders, trouble eating their favorite foods, and even issues speaking clearly. To help return smiles to optimal health and function, we can recommend a strong and natural looking solution: dental implants. What benefits will this tooth replacement option offer?
Benefits of Dental Implants
- They Look Natural: Each one will be topped with a custom-made restoration. The dental crown will be designed and color-matched to blend with a patient’s smile, helping them enjoy tooth replacement that looks completely natural.
- Long Lasting Tooth Replacement: Bridges rely on crowns and removable dentures need natural suction or metal clasps to stay in place. But dental implants are actually inserted not the jawbone, acting as new tooth roots. This means that instead of requiring replacement every few years, your new tooth could last for decades, if not a lifetime, with proper care and attention. You will care for them as you would your natural teeth, which means brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings every six months.
- They can Address Minor or Advanced Tooth Loss: We can replace a single missing tooth, or secure a prosthetic using multiple dental implants. For example, we can provide a dental bridge or full set of dentures that last longer and help you enjoy greater security, as there is no risk of slippage when you eat or speak.
- Help You Maintain a Youthful Appearance: When we lose a tooth, the body stops supplying the surrounding jawbone with doses of calcium or phosphorus. Without these nutrients, the jawbone can dissolve and change shape. Eventually, the patient can obtain a much older appearance. However, placing a dental implant stimulates jawbone growth, preventing a loss of jawbone density. If you have any questions about implant dentistry, or about replacing your missing teeth, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
If you have lost one or more teeth, we can help with a lifelike and long lasing dental prosthetic! You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.