Dental implants are a wonderful form of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Whether you have one or several missing teeth, implant dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Implant dentistry involves implanting a titanium screw into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This screw fuses with the bone and is then topped with a porcelain crown. It takes 3-6 months for the dental implant to fuse completely, during which time the gums begin to grow around the crown.
A dental implant acts as a root for your tooth, which not only supports the dental crown, but also helps to keep the surrounding teeth healthy. At Ballard Family Dentistry, we will also match the color and shape of the porcelain crown to match the rest of your mouth so that it is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your natural teeth.
What If I Have Dentures?
Our practice in Saginaw TX also offers dental implant-supported dentures for our patients. This is the ideal choice for those that wear dentures as it minimizes the amount of gum irritation, bone loss and slipping that dentures can cause. Rather than resting directly on the gums, the dental implant-supported dentures simply attach to dental implants placed in the mouth for a much more functional and secure smile.
Why Should I Choose Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry can prevent additional tooth loss. Unlike bridges, dental implants support the replacement tooth, rather than relying on the existing teeth for support. They also stimulate the jawbone to encourage continued growth. This improves the health of the surrounding teeth and keeps them from shifting. Studies show a success rate of up to 95%, with proper care.
Dental implants will restore your smile in multiple ways. This process not only fills in a smile that has teeth missing, but it can also fill in the shape of a face that may appear sunken as a result of missing tooth structure.
Because dental implants are fused with your jawbone, they will feel and function just like your regular teeth. If you are wearing dental implant-supported dentures, you no longer have to worry about slippage or irritated gums. Imagine being able to eat any food you want, exercise and smile without worrying about your teeth!
Implant dentistry is longer lasting than dentures or bridges. It’s also the only option that can improve your bone health.
Our skilled team at Ballard Family Dentistry would love to help restore your missing teeth with implant dentistry so you can look like yourself again. Get your confidence back, while improving your oral health with dental implants.
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