Implant dentistry is quickly becoming the most beneficial way to restore oral function and renew appearance among patients suffering with tooth loss. Dental implants support the entire oral health system and provide distinctive benefits that are unavailable with conventional prosthetics such as bridges or dentures. Using the latest surgical techniques and technology, our oral surgeon proudly offers dental implants to patients in our area.
The Unique Features of Dental Implants
One of the primary reasons why dental implants are so unique is the fact that an implant replaces the entire structure of a tooth, including the roots below the gum line. The roots of a tooth are replaced with a titanium post that our oral surgeon inserts into the jawbone. Over time, the post will stabilize because the surrounding bone mass will fuse to the implant. Once the implant has stabilized, it is sturdy enough to support a prosthetic crown. Multiple implants can also be used to support a bridge or a full arch of teeth.
When compared to partial or full dentures, implants are more life-like because they are not removed for cleanings or taken out at night to allow the gums to breathe. Instead, implants are cleaned the same way that biological teeth are cleaned (by brushing and flossing.)
Unlike dentures, implants will not slip or move in the mouth, thus giving patients more confidence.
Since implants are incredibly durable and sturdy, patients can eat all types of food, including tough-to-chew foods such as steak. Unlike dentures, implants will not slip or move in the mouth, thus giving patients more confidence.
If patients choose prosthetics made from ceramics or porcelain fused to metal, they will enjoy a very natural and life-like appearance and their new teeth will be virtually undetectable to others.
Candidacy for Dental Implants
Patients who have lost one or more teeth may be candidates for implant dentistry. Those who have lost bone mass or gum tissue may require preliminary treatments such as bone or soft tissue grafts. To determine if implants are right for you, we invite you to visit with our oral surgeon for a consultation.
Call one of our two convenient locations of Dallas Oral Surgery Associates today to reserve your appointment.