In modern dentistry, there is a significant emphasis on the prevention of dental disease and the preservation of the natural teeth. Still, tooth loss is a common and sometimes an unavoidable reality for millions of patients each year.
When a single tooth is lost, an implant serves as a virtual replica of the natural tooth.
A large percentage of patients are born without one or more natural teeth as a result of various congenital conditions. Trauma to the face or mouth, bone loss, injuries, tooth decay, and the occasional unsuccessful root canal treatment contributes to tooth loss in a large number of cases each year.
As the very best method of tooth replacement, your periodontist may recommend dental implants. This state of the art restoration can be customized to replace a single tooth or all of the teeth. Though there are other forms of tooth replacement such as dentures, partials, and bridges, implants have been proven to be the most natural and most conservative choice available.
When a single tooth is lost, an implant serves as a virtual replica of the natural tooth. The implant is stabilized by a single post that becomes integrated with the jaw bone. The post, made from titanium, is typically well-accepted by the human body and has a low allergenic potential.
Upon healing, the implant can be fitted with a custom dental crown that will reflect the anatomy, shape, and shade of a real tooth. Both the implant and crown are made from the highest quality materials available, and are strong enough to provide you with a durable and comfortable chewing surface.
When a dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth, your periodontist will take special steps to ensure that your smile appears flawless and natural. The new tooth will be positioned and designed so as not to appear different than the neighboring teeth. Even the gum tissue that surrounds the implant will be managed in a careful and conservative manner in order to preserve the natural contours of the gumline.
Dental implants are smaller, more comfortable, and stronger than any other form of tooth replacement. Without connecting or attaching to the neighboring teeth, they are designed to stand independently without compromising the integrity of your remaining teeth.
To discuss the advantages of dental implants and to find out how they can benefit your smile, contact our Dallas office today at 214-522-9700 to schedule a consultation.