Congratulations on your decision to explore the advantages of dental implants. It means that you are interested in learning more about your options for tooth replacement, and you desire the very best for your health. Compared to other tooth replacement alternatives, dental implants continue to receive the highest praise in terms of quality, function, and appearance.
Although there are certainly other alternatives for replacing missing teeth, Dr. Withers will typically recommend dental implants for Denton, TX patients whenever possible. That’s because he has a responsibility to provide you with the most effective and most ideal treatment solutions currently available.
In the space left by a missing tooth, a single titanium implant post can be placed into the gum and underlying bone structure to serve as an artificial tooth root. The specially machined precision implant systems are designed to permanently fuse with your natural bone in a process called osseointegration.
The procedure for placing the implant is typically performed under local anesthesia and sedation. With safe, fast-acting sedatives, you will be able to relax comfortably while receiving state-of-the-art dental surgery. The depth of your sedation can be easily adjusted according to your planned procedure and your current state of health.
Once sufficient healing has been achieved, your implant can be fitted with the appropriate final restoration. Through the use of an anchoring connector called an abutment, your dental crown or bridge can be attached to the implant post.
Together, these components will function as a unit to restore your biting and chewing efficiency. As you chew, the natural biting forces will provide the stimulation that is necessary to prevent bone loss. The parts are not removable, and therefore, can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. The stability gained from an implant can also provide stability to the neighboring teeth, preventing shifting and drifting.
With implant dentistry, your treatment can be customized to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Many patients have benefitted from anchoring their complete or partial dentures to a dental implant foundation.
We invite you to learn more about dental implants and find out if you are a candidate for the implant procedure by contacting implant dentist Dr. Withers for a consultation today.