Why do patients choose dental implants for tooth replacement?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2020
Missing or extracted teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue. Patients who have experienced tooth loss will find that this impacts other areas of the oral health. Tooth loss can cause remaining teeth to shift out of place, resulting in gaps throughout the smile. Additionally, it can impact one’s ability to eat and speak properly. When patients are considering replacement options, the team at Smile Texas often recommend dental implants when appropriate.
What is a dental implant?
Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Smile Texas describe dental implants as tooth root replacement. The implants themselves are made of a metal called titanium, which is a material that is biocompatible with the body and long-lasting. The implant appears as a small post or screw that the dentist places during oral surgery into the jaw bone. Then, patients will choose the restoration placed over the top. It may be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a full denture, depending on their unique situation.
Why do patients choose dental implants?
There are several reasons why dental implants are in high demand. They are:
- A smart investment in the smile
- Permanent, lasting a lifetime with proper care
- Biocompatible with the body and will not rust or erode
- Versatile, using several different restorations to achieve results
- Sturdy and stable, making them the perfect foundation for full dentures
- Perfect for maintaining bone and protecting remaining teeth from loss
- Effective for chewing and speaking
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients who have sufficient bone in the jaw can benefit from the placement of dental implants. Dental implants stimulate the production of bone, which solidifies the implant into the mouth. If there is not enough jaw bone, the implant placement could fail. During a consultation appointment, the dentist may take x-rays to ensure candidacy for this treatment and to discuss the process of placement and restoration of the implant itself.
Are you considering dental implants?
Connect with Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Smile Texas in Sugar Land, TX today to discuss your option for tooth replacement. The practice can be reached by calling (281) 265-7645 to request a consultation appointment with our team.
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