If you lost your car, you probably wouldn’t want to replace it with a horse! Sure, there was a time when a horse was a commonly accepted form of transportation. And, to be fair, there are times when a horse may still be an appropriate choice. But, with the many advances in automotive technology, it can be hard to ignore the advantages of the modern automobile.
Although the comparison may seem comical, the logic is very similar when choosing a tooth replacement. When you have lost a tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, periodontal disease or developmental defect, your best option is to replace it with another tooth. Ideally, you would choose a replacement that would be most similar to your natural tooth. Choosing dental implants in University Park is the first step towards the most natural solution.
Some tooth replacement alternatives are very effective at replacing the lost chewing surface or concealing the space between the teeth. Removable partials and fixed bridges have been acceptable restorative choices for quite a while. Although these restorations are generally effective, there are many inherent disadvantages. They certainly don’t look or function as well as a natural tooth.
Only the dental implant can be as strong and as functional as other restorative options, while still resembling the natural tooth. In terms of shape, design and longevity, the dental implant remains unrivaled. Dr. Brad Crump, your University Park implant dentist, will construct your new tooth from a titanium post that will be anchored to the jaw bone like the root of a natural tooth. When the post has become firmly integrated, a cap or crown will be placed atop the implant, completing the restorative process.
Implant dentistry has afforded dentists and patients the opportunity to restore the natural beauty of your smile using the most rational tooth replacement choice: the dental implant. If it looks like a tooth, functions like a tooth, and feels like a tooth, there’s no surprise that it’s the best choice to replace a tooth.
Call 214.443.0876 and schedule a consultation today to discuss the possibility of using dental implants to restore your natural smile.