When you lose a tooth, this could lead to a cascade of serious complications and even threaten your facial structure! But by placing dental implants, we can offer a replacement that also preserves your smile too. Our Dallas, TX, dental team discusses how we place your dental implants and ensure they can last for years to come.
The Risks of Losing a Tooth
When a tooth is lost, this could change your appearance, complicate what you eat, and even lead to issues speaking. The changes to the balance of your bite could mean complications ranging from TMJ disorder to bruxism (teeth grinding). But did you know our jawbone could break down? Once the body notices a missing root, it stops sending calcium and phosphorus to the area around the lost tooth. Without it, the bone breaks down to cause further tooth loss and a prematurely aged appearance. But by placing dental implants, we can prevent these complications and preserve your youthful facial features in the process, keeping your smile whole and healthy.
Placing Your New Teeth
The dental implants are surgically inserted into your jaw, where they act as new tooth roots and allow the body to resume the flow of calcium and phosphates to the jawbone around the lost teeth. The process is done by a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and we use advanced technology to guide the posts into the right position to support new teeth. Since they are made from titanium, which is biocompatible, the body treats them as natural roots. Unlike traditional bridges and removable dentures, which need replacement every few years, these can stay in place for decades, potentially even a lifetime.
Restoring Your New Tooth
Once we place your new post or posts and the area heals, we will connect abutments to them so we can attach a crown. The custom crown is placed on individual implants, while multiple ones could be used to secure a dental bridge or even a complete set of dentures. Whether you have minor or advanced cases of tooth loss, we can address this with advanced technology and lifelike restorations or dentures, so you can enjoy optimal oral health, a functional smile, and a natural appearance that makes you feel confident.
If you have any questions about dental implants and dentures, or if you’re ready to handle your missing teeth, then contact our team to learn more. Let’s start your return to a full smile with a smile that looks and functions like natural teeth.
Schedule A Consultation With Your Dallas, TX, Dentist
Our team wants to help you maintain good oral health and avoid the complications of untreated tooth loss. To learn more about replacing your missing teeth, then contact Dallas Dentures & implants in Dallas, TX, by calling (214) 350-2311.