Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are vital for a high quality of life and overall health. Anyone who wears dentures know what we mean. The Richardson Dentist offers dental implants to patients missing one or more of their natural teeth.
There is no question that dentures are preferable to a completely toothless mouth, but they are not trouble free. Your mouth provides multiple basic functions, each of which can be impaired by the inconveniences of dentures.
Dentures can make it challenging to chew and taste food. It’s embarrassing to talk when they are slipping around in your mouth and laughing can dislodge them entirely. They can even make it hard to breathe – and it doesn’t get more basic than that.
Dental implants are titantium posts inserted into your jaw bone. They can be used to support a single artificial tooth, or to anchor over dentures.
Even if you’ve had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are an very versatile individually-constructed substitute for dentures.
Here is the process:
1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, we will take x-rays and assess your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will assess options with you and create a treatment plan.
2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how quick and easy the procedure is.
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. In the vast majority of cases, the jawbone fuses with the titanium post to construct an extremely durable foundation for the final restoration.
4. Final Restoration
Whether your concluding step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we work with the lab to manufacture the best possible restoration. Dental implant restorations are essentially indistinguishable from original teeth.
To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, call The Richardson Dentist in Richardson TX. We also provide adult orthodontics, and a wide range of other services. Make an appointment today!
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