Missing teeth is a common condition among many Americans. While it can be hard to avoid, it is a condition that can be addressed with various dental treatments. It used to be that dentures and dental bridges were the only options to replace lost teeth. Nowadays, you have another excellent option with dental implants. This treatment is considered as the most advanced method to replace lost teeth, as it provides you with teeth that feel very much like your own. Your smile is complete with dental implants and you become more self confident in speaking and interacting with people. It is simply designed to make your life better, serving you for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
It is essential to replace a missing tooth for cosmetic and functional purposes. Aside from the obvious problem of cosmetic flaws caused by oddly spaced and misaligned teeth, lost teeth make you more susceptible to gum disease with a missing tooth. You can avoid these problems with dental implants. With a gap filled by dental implants, your teeth won’t shift position and cause teeth and gums problems. You are doing yourself a favor with the replacement of missing teeth. Not only will your oral health improve but also your speech, appearance, and self-esteem.
How are Dental Implants Performed?
Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone; thereby mimicking the natural placement of your tooth and its roots. Dental implants consist of two parts, the titanium screw and the abutment tooth. Dr. Shellie Reagan will expertly place the screw into your jawbone. This screw will be allowed to osseointegrate with your jawbone naturally. Osseointegration takes from 2 to 6 months to complete, after which the implanted screw is ready to receive its abutment tooth.
During the osseointegration period Dr. Reagan can provide you with temporaries for function and aesthetics. This will be removed during the permanent placement of your prosthetic tooth.
The implanted screw serves as a good foundation for your dental prosthesis. Your bone naturally bonds itself to the screw over time, so your dental implants will feel very secure in your mouth. The result is a great-looking tooth that remains comfortably stable in your mouth. With proper hygiene care, dental implants can serve you for a lifetime.
Are Dental Implants Available for Everyone?
Generally, dental implants are available for all patients who are healthy enough to undergo tooth extractions or oral surgeries. Having healthy gums and sufficient bone mass are essential for patients receiving dental implants because the process involves gum healing, surgery, and osseointegration. Dr. Reagan can best determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants or if you will benefit from another dental treatment.
Talk with us about Dental Implants
We, at Champions Dentistry in Spring, TX, invite you to come and visit us today. Let’s talk about dental implants and discuss how this treatment has beautifully enhanced the smiles of many patients around the world. Dental implants offer aesthetics, stability, durability, convenience, and comfort. It is the only treatment that mimics your natural tooth roots, designed to serve you for a lifetime. You can contact us through this website so you we can work on your dental implants right away!
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