One or more missing teeth create problems for your daily life. Missing teeth can also harm your oral health over time. Dental implants are one of the best options for restoring lost, missing, or extracted teeth. General dentist Jeffrey Osborne, DDS, provides implant dentistry services from his office at Smiles of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. Call now or book an appointment online to learn if you could be a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are a highly effective way to restore your bite if you have one or more missing teeth. This new approach offers several benefits that make it more effective than older techniques like dental bridges or dentures.
Dental implants involve a surgical titanium post implanted directly into your jawbone. The implanted post, which functions just like a natural tooth root, holds your realistic-looking dental prosthetic and also stimulates your jawbone.
Dental implants typically take some time to put in place because the procedure involves oral surgery, and you need to heal before your permanent prosthetic can be added. After surgery, the implant fuses with your bone over several months.
Dentures, whether fixed or removable, are the traditional way to address lost or missing teeth. Dental implants offer several benefits compared to traditional dentures.
That’s largely a result of the way that dental implants are anchored in your jawbone. Your natural teeth anchor to your jawbone with tooth roots, and dental implants mimic the tooth root structure.
Dental implants feel indistinguishable from your natural teeth and function just as well. You won’t need to worry about prosthetic slippage, your prosthetic falling out, or how natural it looks when you have dental implants.
Additionally, the surgically-implanted post stimulates the bone in the area of your jaw, where an empty socket could lead to problems over time. That’s a benefit that dentures can’t match. Long-term denture use can lead to jawbone loss and changes in mouth shape.
To be a good dental implant candidate, your jawbone must be in good condition. If needed, your Smiles of Fort Worth provider can suggest strategies to promote bone growth before beginning the implant dentistry process. That might include stopping smoking, which can interfere with your post-surgery healing.
Your provider offers top-quality care at every step of the implant dentistry process.
Consult with the team at Smiles of Fort Worth about whether dental implants could be the right dental restoration option for you. Schedule your initial consultation appointment at Smiles of Fort Worth using the online booking tool, or call now to set up your appointment.