What are Dental Implants?
What Are Single Dental Implants?
Losing a tooth is never pleasant, especially if it is one of your permanent teeth. In this case, a dental implant can be used to replace the missing tooth and give you back your bright smile. The dentists at The Center for Implant and General Dentistry in Lindale, TX, have done thousands of dental implants.
Many patients have questions about dental implants and wonder what the process is like. While the term dental implant might sound intimidating, it is a straightforward procedure usually completed in one appointment.
What are Single Dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or permanent bridge. The implant acts as an anchor and helps hold the tooth in place.
The placement of the dental implants requires surgery, so you will need to be careful when selecting a dentist for this procedure. You will want someone who has extensive experience and a high success rate.
Our team at The Center for Implant and General Dentistry can significantly improve your teeth' health, function, and appearance with the help of single, multiple, or even full mouth dental implants. The design is based on you, your needs, and the size and shape of your natural tooth. Through a consultation, Dr. Clay Keith and Dr. Paul Denson can show you the difference in your function and comfort; we can design a customized treatment option that will consider your overall look, medical health, dental health, and function.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Our patients come to us for single dental implants because:
It can last a lifetime
One of the best benefits of dental implants on the market today is that they are permanent. They are solid and can last a lifetime with proper care. Implants fuse to your jawbone over time, so you don't have to worry about replacing them every few years like other products may need to be replaced.
Prevent bone loss
Some of the most common benefits of dental implants include preventing bone loss. With a lack of jawbone density, you will drool more, may not be able to eat certain foods, and might even lose your top or bottom teeth. By using dental implants, however, patients can avoid this problem altogether because they act as artificial roots providing the jawbone with the necessary nutrients for strength and density.
Dental implants are comfortable
One of the most common benefits of dental implants is comfort. Without worrying about moving dentures or slipping teeth, you can enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle every day. Dental implants are the best solution for full mouth reconstruction because they reduce these worries and provide a sense of security. With a dentist like Dr. Clay Keith and Dr. Paul Denson at The Center for Implant and General Dentistry, you can be sure that your new teeth will last!
Feel like natural teeth
Another significant benefit of dental implants is that they behave like natural teeth. They are just as solid and durable; they keep your jaw healthy, allow you to eat whatever you want, and help with chewing problems. Plus, these benefits can last through the years if you properly take care of your teeth.
Keep adjacent teeth stable
Missing a tooth can cause problems for your adjacent teeth as well. For instance, your remaining teeth may begin to drift out of place, and you might not be able to chew food normally. Dental implants prevent this problem because they keep the jawbone healthy and strong, preventing adjacent teeth from losing their position or becoming loose. Plus, dental implants provide a sense of security for your smile.
Restores bite force
Another significant benefit of dental implants is restoring your bite force. Without natural teeth, you might not be able to chew as hard or as well as usual. However, with dental implants, you can enjoy everything from apples to steak with ease and comfort because the titanium post provides the necessary strength for you to chew down on anything.
Since it is made of titanium, a single post can prevent cavities from developing around it. If you have a root canal, the dentist will use a dental implant to replace the natural root, so there is no need to be concerned about dental care. You also won't have to worry about gum pain or other issues associated with absent teeth or not being in good condition.
Who can get Dental Implants?
Any healthy individual can get dental implants. It's not just for seniors or people missing teeth because of accidents or illness.
If you have healthy gums and teeth, Dr. Clay Keith and Dr. Paul Denson at The Center for Implant and General Dentistry in Lindale, TX., can design a custom treatment plan using dental implants to restore your smile and improve the quality of your life.
Can dental implants make a difference?
Many patients wonder if dental implants will make a difference in their lives. For instance, can you eat whatever you want? Can they prevent jawbone loss and bone deterioration? Will they stay in place for years to come? These are just a few of patients' most common questions about dental implants.
Yes, dental implants can make a difference in your life. Implants help improve your teeth' health, function, and appearance. Additionally, they prevent bone loss and stabilize adjacent teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last for a lifetime.
Dental implants are safe and long-lasting. The crown will never get a cavity, and you will avoid the need for ever needing a root canal. That's because your new root is a titanium post. Titanium is a biocompatible metal that doctors use for skeletal repairs all over the body, including in your knees, hips, and more.
This metal has the unique ability to remain in your body without rejection safely; in fact, your living tissue and bone will incorporate the metal in, making it part of your skeleton, providing a strong and durable hold.
At The Center for Implant and General Dentistry, we restore your function with a potent, stable, and long-lasting post. Once your post has healed, we then place a customized dental crown on top, perfectly matched to fit your natural tooth's color, size, and shape so that your bite isn't affected and your function is restored.
Our dentists will discuss your specific treatment options and whether dental implants can be right for you. Then we will design a custom treatment plan to restore your smile and improve the quality of your life.