Dental Implants in Colleyville, TX
If you are missing teeth, you might be wondering what your options are.
Partial dentures and bridge work are two forms of restorative dentistry that fill in the gaps left by missing teeth.
Another form is the dental implant, which is quickly becoming the gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
At Azure Dental, we offer state-of-the-art dental implants as part of our restorative dentistry treatments to eligible patients. Implants are an investment in your long-term oral health. While dental implants do require a sufficient level of bone quantity and density to ensure success, many people are candidates for this high-tech solution.
Using advanced technology, Dr. Shah will examine your bone and other factors of your oral health and determine whether you are a good candidate for implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Essentially, a dental implant is a replacement tooth option that replaces both the crown of the tooth – the visible part of the tooth that you chew with – and the root of the tooth. Restorative treatments like bridges and dentures only serve to replace the crowns of your teeth. This, unfortunately, causes you to lose some important functions that rely on the roots of your teeth.
Placing an implant requires a small surgical procedure, in which a screw-like post is inserted in the area where the root of the missing tooth used to be. When this post is secure, integrating with your bone, a porcelain crown is seated on the post.
The crown looks and feels like the tooth it is replacing. You will be better able to eat, and your appearance will be improved.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants have a very high success rate. They are also used in bridge work to provide a stable anchor for the bridge, and they even make wearing dentures a more secure experience as they provide stability through a locking mechanism.
One of the biggest advantages dental implants have over other restoration options is the fact that they restore the important relationship between your dental bone and the tooth’s root. Your bone relies on this relationship to maintain itself. When the root is missing, the bone stops restoring itself, eventually resorbing and becoming thinner and weaker. This effect can be seen in the sunken appearance you might have noticed in people who are missing multiple teeth. Because of the chain reaction set off by weakening bone, you are likely to lose additional teeth, creating even more negative impacts on your oral health.
By replacing the missing root, dental implants put an end to this cycle, preserving your long-term dental health.
Missing Teeth? Call for a Consult!
If you are considering dental implants, contact Azure Dental today to consult with Dr. Shah and find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Your new smile awaits!