Dental Implants are a Wonderful Solution for Patients Seeking Long-Term Solutions for Tooth Loss
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
At Smile Texas, Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis provide a variety of services for new and existing patients. Individuals who are faced with missing teeth may dread the idea of having to have dentures fabricated for their smiles. Instead, our practice may recommend an alternative option called dental implants.
Understanding dental implants
Dental implants are titanium posts used by dentists to act as a tooth root replacement and are often used as a foundation for restorations. When teeth are missing, dental implants can come to the rescue! These permanent tooth replacements can be restored in many ways. A dental crown can be fabricated to place over the abutment of the dental implant to allow it to function as a false tooth. A dental bridge may be anchored down on one or both sides with a dental implant. A denture can be stabilized with the use of a dental implant, ensuring the restoration stays firmly in place so patients can eat and speak with confidence. These versatile restorations can last a lifetime when patients maintain them with the help of their dentists.
Why choose dental implants?
There are several benefits to using dental implants to replace teeth within the smile. They are:
- Strong and stable
Who is a candidate?
When patients are considering tooth replacement options, it is important that they make sure they are proper candidates. The best candidate for a dental implant is a patient that has sufficient bone structure. This ensures that the implant has a foundation to ensure a successful surgery. Once the implant is in place, bone wraps around the implant and grows through a process called osseointegration. This is what holds the implant firmly in place to be restored on top.
Schedule a visit with Smile Texas and learn about the advantages of using dental implants.
Dental implants are a wonderful way to achieve a beautiful smile after tooth loss has occurred. If you are ready to discuss your options with a professional, we welcome you to book an appointment with Smile Texas. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis are here to assist you at their Sugarland, TX area practice located at 4665 Sweetwater Boulevard. Contact us at (281) 265-7645 today!