Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Carrollton
Losing teeth to damage or decay is incredibly distressing. When a tooth is lost, many patients may feel overwhelmed when it comes to evaluating their tooth replacement options. Fortunately, dental implants offer a permanent solution to replacing lost teeth. These permanent, non-removable prosthetic teeth provide a variety of advantages when compared to their alternatives. Dr. Capua provides answers to frequently asked questions about this revolutionary tooth replacement method.
What is a Dental Implant?
More than likely, you have heard about dental implants but you might be unsure of what an implant is and how it works. Dental implants are made of two major features—a titanium rod that replaces a tooth’s root and a crown, a tooth-shaped prosthetic that provides a stable biting surface for eating food.
What Are Some Dental Implant Benefits?
When it comes to preserving oral health structures, dental implants are often a patient’s best option. Since the implant is anchored into the jawbone, it helps prevent bone resorption (atrophy). Receiving an implant can also prevent the loss of more teeth because implants provide support to nearby teeth, which prevents them from shifting into empty tooth sockets. Dental implants are also secure because they are stabilized by bone. This means that they will not move when eating or speaking, as dentures tend to do.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants?
The best candidates for dental implants are patients who have lost one or more teeth. To receive implants, patients should not have periodontal disease or use tobacco products. Some patients may require preliminary treatments before receiving implants—especially if bone atrophy or gum disease is present.
How Do I Know if Implants Are Right for Me?
The best way to make an informed decision on your tooth replacement needs is to schedule a consultation at our practice. During your consultation, our team will determine the state of your oral health and which tooth replacement method meets your unique needs.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you would like to replace older, traditional dentures with dental implants contact Dr. Capua at her Carrollton office.