An implant is a screw-shaped fixture made of titanium that is inserted into the jaw bone to serve as a replacement root for an artificial tooth. Since the implant is placed into the bone just like the natural teeth, it becomes gradually fused with the surrounding jaw bone and provides excellent support and stability to any prosthesis (a crown, bridge, or an overdenture) that is attached over it for replacing missing teeth.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Implants?
Any individual who is healthy and has good oral health is a candidate for getting dental implants. At Canyon Lakes Dentistry, we recommend dental implants for replacing missing teeth in the following clinical situations:
Single Missing Tooth – conventionally, dentists used bridges for replacing individual missing teeth. However, this involved the sacrifice of a significant amount of the healthy tooth structure of the supporting teeth. This problem has been eliminated with dental implants. You need an implant and a crown! No need to damage the adjacent natural teeth.
Multiple Missing Teeth – if you have multiple teeth missing, you do not necessarily need to have an implant for each lost tooth. A single implant can support up to three or four missing teeth. So, when it comes to replacing multiple teeth, there is no option better than the implants.
Dental implants offer several advantages over the traditional tooth replacement options. The most significant benefit of dental implants are their excellent success and durability. With proper care, you can expect your implants to last for a lifetime. Also, unlike the dentures that cause bone resorption with use, dental implants preserve the quality and quantity of the jawbones, thereby minimizing the chances of fracture.
Dental implants remain anchored in the jaw bone, just like the natural teeth. Therefore, they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They also allow you to eat all your favorite foods; you can even eat nuts and raisins without having to worry about slipping or dislodgement. What more can you ask for?
Looking after your dental implant-supported teeth is easy; make sure that you brush and floss regularly, just like you do for your natural teeth. Also, you must visit us regularly for checkups, so that we can make sure that you retain your natural and implant-supported teeth throughout life.
Say goodbye to your old dentures, and welcomes a naturally beautiful, healthy, and lasting smile with dental implants at Canyon Lakes Dentistry. Our office is located at 4031 FM 1463 Suite 99, Katy,Texas, and we look forward to serving the residents around Katy areas, by offering high-quality, state-of-the-art and affordable dental services.