You’re probably familiar with some forms of tooth replacement, like dental bridges or dentures. However, for a longer-lasting and more secure solution to missing teeth, your Houston, TX, dentist may recommend using dental implants. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about why we need to replace our lost teeth, and why dental implants are excellent choice for doing so.
The Dental Implant Difference
With bridges, crowns attached to natural teeth hold the prosthetic in place, while partial dentures rely on metal clasps and full dentures are held in place with suction. But dental implants are different. We actually insert them into the jawbone like tooth roos, and they bond with the bone tissues through a process known as osseointegration. We then attach a crown to complete a single tooth option, as the crown will be custom-made for a lifelike appearance and the ability to absorb serious bite forces. Or for those with for advanced tooth loss, we could secure a bridge or dentures, as we’ll discuss in detail.
Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement
The dental implant will be made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material. Simply put, the body recognizes the implant as a natural tooth root. As a result, they stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue to avoid the aged appearance and loss of density that follows tooth loss in most cases. They can stay in place for decades, or possibly a lifetime, and require the same care you would provide for your natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, checkups, and dental cleanings.
Replacement for Minor and Severe Tooth Loss
If you have between one and three lost teeth in a row then we can use implants to secure a bridge. For those with more advanced or total tooth loss, we can secure a partial or full denture. The dentures will never slip when you eat or speak, and they don’t need to be removed for cleaning and soaking. Again, they can last for many years to come, much longer than traditional prosthetics, and help you regain the health, function, and beauty of your smile. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, let us know. We can examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your tooth loss, and decide if implant dentistry is the best choice for replacing your lost teeth. Let’s work together to end 2019 with a full and healthy smile!
MMC DENTAL PROVIDES TOOTH REPLACEMENT
To learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry and to see if you qualify, talk to our team. To find out more about addressing missing teeth, then please schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Chan by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at (713) 926-8896.