Providing Dental Implants for Dallas, Plano & Richardson TX
Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients who are missing one or several teeth. One of the many reasons why implants are gaining popularity is due to their permanent nature. After the implant is placed, it will not need to be removed for teeth cleaning, meals, medical procedures or any other day to day activity.
Dental implants are substitute or replacement for tooth roots. A tooth consists of a crown and a root. A dental crown is that part of the tooth which is visible in the mouth. The root is under the gum tissue, surrounded by the bone. The crown is supported by the root portion, which is attached to the bone. Implants are placed into the bone so that a prosthetic crown (the visible part of your tooth) can be firmly attached. State-of-the-art technology in implant dentistry makes it possible to provide replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Who is a Candidate?
Many people who are missing a tooth can be a candidate for a dental implant. If you are a smoker, are a heavy drinker, or take certain prescription medications, you should discuss your options with your prosthodontist. The ideal candidate will have good oral health including bone structure in the mouth and healthy gum tissue.
They can also increase your comfort by eliminating loose fitting complete and partial dentures. Dental implants acts to stop the deterioration in the jawbone, which occurs when the natural teeth are lost.
Often people are born missing certain teeth. Nowadays the least aggressive treatment for this is dental implants
The final implant crowns are indistinguishable from the neighboring teeth.
If you live in Plano or Richardson and think dental implants are right for you and your mouth, Dallas Prosthodontics can help. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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