If you have lost a tooth, or even if you have lost several, then you need replacement to improve your oral health and protect your facial structure. We can accomplish this with dental implants! At your Dallas, TX, periodontal treatment office, we can place dental implants to address tooth loss or even secure a set of fixed dentures!
When You Need Tooth Replacement
Losing our natural teeth can lead to serious problems for our oral health and our overall quality of life. For example, the gap in your smile could lead to misalignment with it, an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, not to mention further changes to your smile’s appearance. The strain on your jaw joints from missing teeth could cause painful complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). In addition, you could find yourself limited in your meal options or even have trouble speaking clearly. But the most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in your jaw, which happens when the body registers the missing root and stops sending calcium and phosphates to the jaw. The bone tissue breaks down to cause further tooth loss and an aged appearance. But with dental implant placement, we can prevent these complications from arising.
The Placement Process
To begin, we will carefully analyze your smile to assess the strength of the jawbone and choose the best areas to insert the new tooth roots. We then plan the procedure in detail and once we numb your smile and administer sedation, we will insert implants into the jaw. These biocompatible titanium posts act as new roots, and the body accepts them as such, which means the flow of calcium and phosphates resumes. This preserves the jaw and prevents a breakdown. Once the area heals, we will attach and abutment and then connect a crown or an individual missing tooth. If you have more than one missing tooth, or perhaps all of them are lost, we could use several posts to support a bridge or even a full set of dentures. These are fixed in place, and never need to be removed for maintenance, and last far longer than traditional bridges or removable dentures.
Caring for Your New Smile
Our team will cover caring for your new teeth, which includes a healthy diet and regular brushing and flossing, plus visits to our team for periodic checkups. These actions help your new teeth last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime. If you have any questions about placing dental implants or restoring your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a full smile again.
Speak With BC Perio About Implants Dentistry
If you would like to learn more about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, call our Dallas, TX periodontal treatment office at 214-443-0876.