Are Dental Implants For You?
A missing tooth greatly impacts your daily life. Your diet and nutrition may suffer because you're not able to properly chew your food. Your professional and personal relationships may suffer because you don't feel confident about talking or smiling in front of others. Did you know that your oral health is also suffering? When your root is missing, it causes your bone to resorb, or deteriorate, which can put your surrounding teeth at risk for further loss. Your remaining teeth may also begin to shift into the open space left by your missing tooth, putting those healthy teeth at risk for fractures or periodontal disease. The good news is that dental implants in Marble Falls may be the solution you're looking for to restore your smile.
What is a Dental Implant?
By far the best tooth replacement option that dentistry has to offer, dental implants protect both the integrity of your teeth and bone. This is because your root is replaced with a biocompatible titanium post that creates a firm foundation for your new tooth. Your new root integrates with your bone over the healing period so that it's ready to support your new tooth when the time comes.
Your new tooth is a crown made of high quality porcelain and custom designed to complement your smile. Your implant crown is easy to care for as you'll be able to brush and floss just like you did with your natural tooth, and it's very durable. In fact, with an excellent home care routine and regular dental check ups, your dental implant can potentially last you a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate For Dental Implants?
Implants do require that the patient be in good overall health and have enough healthy bone structure to support them in order to be successful. With a thorough examination and some x-rays your dental provider can let you know if implants are the right treatment for your needs. Most patients are candidates for dental implants and your dentist can discuss the procedure and process with you at your consultation.
At Bright Smiles Family Dentistry we're proud to offer dental implants to our patients, and with our in-house oral surgeon we can complete most implant treatment in the comfort of our own office from start to finish. Don't let missing teeth affect your life any longer! Contact our office today to find out if dental implants are the right option for you.