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Dental Implants – All They’re Cracked Up To Be?

What is all the hype about anyway? Why can’t people stop talking about implant dentistry? Let’s take a look at some ofdental-implant the key reasons that dental implant dentistry  has become so popular among patients with missing teeth.

If you have missing teeth you know how frustrating it can be to try to eat certain foods. Even with dentures eating isn’t the same. It becomes difficult to chew and just thinking about taking a bite out of an apple is painful.  This is just one of the many reasons that dental implants have become so popular. Dental implants restore the function and feel of your natural teeth and you’ll find yourself enjoying foods you thought you said goodbye to long ago.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium rod that is placed into the jawbone to support an artificial tooth or an appliance for multiple teeth.  For example, a dental implant can be capped with a dental crown as a replacement for a single missing tooth. Or multiple dental implants can be placed that will become anchors for a dental bridge or dentures.

How do dental implants make this possible?

The key is that dental implants restore not only the visible part of the tooth, but they actually restore the root as well. This anchors them into place and at the same time helps to stimulate your jaw bone. This stimulation mimics that of an actual tooth’s root and helps prevent the deterioration of bone, which happens when a tooth is missing.

Not only do dental implants restore function, and health but another reason that makes them so appealing is their versatility. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a whole mouth full of missing teeth with something called implant support dentures.

When considering a dental implant procedure, give our team at Ballard Family Dentistry, the opportunity to be your dental implant dentist.  Our dental team can explain the different types of dental implants and determine if you are a candidate for implant dentistry.

Call us today for a free dental implant consultation.  817-385-7183

 

Additional Dental Implant Topics:

Dental Implant Procedure

Implant Dentistry – Is it Right for You?

Dental Implant Options

 

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