Missing teeth affect more than the way you look. They also affect the way you speak, eat and socialize with family and friends. Missing teeth are detrimental to your self-confidence, and they most certainly affect your overall health.
The Dental Implant Place believes choosing dental implant surgery to replace missing teeth is not only a viable option— it’s the preferred one. And the procedure is gaining in popularity every year. Dental implants have many key advantages, one of which is protection against a condition called bone resorption. When teeth are missing, the jawbone begins to shrink because the body believes the bone is no longer needed. Insufficient jawbone leads to shriveling of the face—cheekbones sink inward, the nose slopes downward, skin develops creases—and the end result is facial collapse. Dental implants help prevent both jawbone loss and facial collapse.
The dental practice, led by Ft. Worth’s leading dental implant dentist, Dr. Steve Brown, provides both oral surgery and in-house restoration phases. The surgery consists of inserting a titanium root form into the tooth, which is used to mimic the root structure of your natural tooth. Once the titanium form is secured into place, a dental crown is placed on top. The restoration phase consists of any maintenance and upkeep of the dental prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, and dentures atop the implant.
Soon, using dentures and bridges as the only solutions for replacing missing teeth will be a thing of the past. Dentures and bridges can be uncomfortable to wear, and there is a realistic fear of them shifting or falling out while you engage in everyday activities, such as eating and speaking. In contrast, dental implants are extremely comfortable. And because they are fixed to your jaw, there is no chance of them slipping out of place. Dental implants are permanent, completely functional and natural in appearance. They are the closest thing to having your own teeth again.
If you have missing teeth and would like to try dental implant surgery to restore your smile, please call (817) 560-0414 or visit The Dental Implant Place website today.