Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants Carrollton
When patients have gaps in their smiles, they don’t tend to share as many smiles. A recent University of California at Berkley study showed that people who smile more often are less likely to become depressed, have happier marriages, and consider themselves generally happier than those who smile less often. If missing teeth are keeping you from sharing your smile with confidence, dental implants may be a great solution. The most versatile tooth replacement option, dental implants are effective at restoring a single tooth or a full arch of teeth. To find out more about dental implant services available at the Carrollton, TX dental practice of Dr. Kimberley Capua, read on or contact us today.
Why Should I Choose Carrollton Dental Implants?
It is essential to replace missing teeth even those not visible when you smile. Empty sockets cause numerous oral health issues including dental drift (movement of teeth to fill in the space), increased risk for gum disease, difficulty chewing or speaking clearly, and misaligned bite. One of the most common health concerns related to missing teeth is decreasing bone density. The body is an efficient machine, and when parts aren’t being used, the nutrients typically received are re-routed to other parts of the body. The roots of teeth stimulate the jawbone causing bone density to be retained. Without the stimulation, bone loss occurs, and can lead to numerous health issues. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that retain bone density because they replace the tooth from the roots up.
Dental implants are titanium posts that resemble screws, and are surgically placed into the jaw mimicking the natural tooth root. After this surgical placement, patients need several months to allow soft tissue to heal, and the implant to fuse with the jawbone. Once the implant fuses, patients return to our office to receive a custom dental restoration that looks great and maintains bone density. Other benefits of dental implant tooth replacement include:
- For patients missing numerous teeth, dental implant-supported prosthetics are permanently attached to the implant posts. That means no more worrying about dentures slipping while taking a bite out of an apple, removing teeth for cleaning, or any of the other concerns associated with dentures.
- Single tooth replacement is possible without affecting surrounding teeth. Traditional crown and bridge tooth replacement requires the preparation of surrounding teeth to support the replacement tooth. A single dental implant supports a customized crown without the need for surrounding teeth to anchor the new tooth.
- Dental implants look and feel more like natural teeth because they replace the entire tooth from the roots up meaning patients feel complete confidence in their smile.
Can I Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants?
Not every patient is a great candidate for dental implants. There’s no way to know for sure without visiting Dr. Capua for a dental implant consultation, but the most common deterring factors are inadequate bone mass (which may be reparable with bone grafting), chronic illness that makes even minor surgery dangerous, and immune compromising diseases like diabetes that make healing more difficult and increase risk for infection. To find out whether you’re a good candidate for implant tooth replacement, schedule your consultation today.
Find Out More About Dental Implants Carrollton
If you’re interested in finding out more about how dental implants from the dentist Carrollton residents rely on could change your smile, contact Dr. Capua’s office to schedule a dental implant consultation today.