When you have lost teeth, whether it is a single tooth or most of them, then you need a procedure to restore your ability to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence. For an option that can truly last a lifetime in some cases, we recommend implant and implant-secured dentures. Our Dallas, TX, dental team can provide durable and lifelike dental implants to address your tooth loss.
The Impact of Tooth Loss
When we lose natural teeth, the gaps could lead to dental misalignment and over time, an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, missing teeth could mean stress on your jaw joints and complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Your body will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jaw, and without these nutrients, the bone tissue begins to break down and erode, causing further tooth loss and an aged appearance. To avoid these complications and preserve the strength and durability of your jaw, you need dental implants.
Securing Your Biocompatible Post
Our team will gather detailed x-ray images so we can plan the best placement process, securing your new roots at an angle and position to support new teeth and stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, so you don’t suffer further tooth loss or an older appearance. Each dental implant is a biocompatible post that the body accepts as natural root structure. Which means your new teeth have the potential to last for decades, or longer. In comparison, traditional bridges and removable dentures often need replacement every five to ten years.
Crowns and Dentures
Once we have secured your new roots, we can focus on the part of your smile that people see, and the part that allows you to eat and speak without difficulty. For an individual dental implant, we will connect an abutment to the post that extends above the gum line. We then attach a crown, one custom-made to look natural and provide a durable chewing surface. For more advanced tooth loss, multiple posts could support a complete set of dentures, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy a new smile that looks and functions like a natural one.
If you have any questions about how we secure dental implants or even dental implant dentures for people with advanced tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a full and functional smile that looks natural too.
Schedule A Visit With Your Dallas, TX, Dentist
If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, then talk to our team about prosthetic dentistry. To learn more about tooth replacement and how to enjoy a full smile again, then contact Dallas Dentures & implants in Dallas, TX, by calling (214) 350-2311.