Would you benefit from the placement of a dental implant for missing teeth?
- Posted on: Dec 15 2020
Over several decades, dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular and effective ways of dealing with adult tooth loss. The team at Smile Texas in Sugar Land, TX understand the benefits of using dental implants to rebuild the smile. Patients who are considering dental implants might not fully comprehend the many advantages these restorations provide them. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis are here to help patients determine if they are a good fit for dental implants or other alternative options.
How a dental implant works
A dental implant is a biocompatible post that a dentist will place into the bone of the jaw where a tooth is lost. The abutment above the gumline can be restored in various ways, depending on the number of teeth patients need to replace and their unique situation. Dental implants utilize the bone for stability and strength, allowing patients to enjoy all their favorite foods and smile with confidence.
Are you a good candidate for dental implants?
Many patients ask our dental team if they would benefit from the use of a dental implant. Below are some situations where patients might be able to use dental implants to restore the smile:
- Extraction or loss of a single tooth – when a healthy, natural tooth is lost or extracted from trauma, damage, or disease, it can leave behind a gap. Without proper replacement, patients might notice the shifting of the existing teeth. This can be avoided with a dental implant.
- Loss of several teeth – if you have several teeth in a row that have been lost or extracted, a dental bridge is viable option. However, if adjacent teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, a dental implant can be used as an anchor on one or both sides instead.
- Difficulty keeping traditional full dentures in place – traditional full dentures require dental adhesives to keep them stable, but sometimes, they can still shift or fall out. With dental implants, patients can anchor a full denture in place and feel much more confident with their restoration.
Ready to smile again with confidence?
Contact Smile Texas at (281) 265-7645 to request a consultation appointment with our team in Sugar Land, TX to discuss your options for tooth replacement. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis are committed to ensuring patients look and feel their best, even when teeth are lost or extracted. The office is located in Suite 450 at 4665 Sweetwater Boulevard and accepts new patients.
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