Find out what dental implants could offer your smile after tooth loss.
It’s easy to get upset and frustrated over losing a tooth. From gum disease to a serious fracture, there are many reasons why our Fort Worth, TX, cosmetic dentists Dr. William Ralstin and Dr. Lindsey Horwedel have to remove loose or irreparable teeth. Luckily, thanks to amazing modern-day cosmetic dentistry, we have a tooth replacement option that both looks and feels just like the real thing.
What is a dental implant?
While an implant is made up of three different parts, the implant itself is a small metal post that is placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of your missing tooth. Implants are made from a durable biocompatible metal such as titanium, and a single implant is designed to replace a single missing tooth; however, several implants can also be surgically placed into the jawbone to support partial or complete dentures.
What are the benefits of a dental implant?
A dental implant functions differently from other tooth replacements. Since it mimics the look and function of a real tooth this means that you’ll enjoy some unique benefits when you get dental implants in Fort Worth, TX. Some benefits of implants include:
Bone preservation: After tooth loss the jawbone will begin to deteriorate, which in turn affects the overall shape of your face and your oral health. The only way to prevent this gradual deterioration is to place a dental implant, which will stimulate the jawbone to produce new bone cells just like real tooth roots.
A long-term, durable restoration: Implants are made from resilient and long-lasting metal. They also boast a very high success rate. This translates to a restoration that can last several decades. While the dental crown for the implant will need to be replaced every few years, once the implant fuses together with the jawbone this metal post could last the rest of your life.
Strong, reliable bite: Tooth loss can also take quite a toll on your ability to eat and enjoy certain foods, not to mention the fact that people with tooth loss also have more digestive problems because they can’t fully chew their food. Since a dental implant functions just like a real tooth, you’ll have a completely restored bite. So go ahead and order that juicy steak for dinner!
If you are dealing with tooth loss in Fort Worth, TX, it’s important that you turn to your cosmetic dentist to find out whether dental implants are the best option for replacing your missing teeth. The sooner you treat your tooth loss the better. Call us today for a no-risk consultation.