A removable set of dentures, of a bridge supported with dental crowns, are not the only options for addressing tooth loss. Your Cleveland, TX, dentist could also use dental implants to create a new set of teeth. Implant dentistry means greater security, and new teeth that could last for decades to come, and possibly even a lifetime! In today’s blog, we’re letting you know all about the benefits of dental implants.
New Tooth Roots
The implant post is small and screw-like in appearance. The post is made from titanium, a strong material that is also biocompatible. We start the tooth replacement process by taking detailed images and impressions of your smile, and examining it to better understand the causes of tooth loss. For some, we may need to treat underlying oral health issues before we move forward with treatment. We then use digital technology to guide the posts into place, as we want to make sure they’re at the right angle to support a new tooth or prosthetic.
Once inserted into the jawbone, the body will recognize the new post as roots, and bond with the them. We refer to this process as osseointegration. The flow of calcium and phosphorus, which stopped when you lost your tooth, will resume. This stimulates the growth of jawbone structure. As a result, your new tooth could last for decades to come, or a lifetime for some. You also enjoy a reduced risk of further tooth loss. In comparison, a traditional bridge needs replacement every 10 to 15 years, while dentures could require replacement after only 5 to 10 years. This is due to the changes in the a ridge that occur following tooth loss.
Restorations and Dentures
If you have an individual one, we will attach an abutment to them and secure a dental crown. The crown will look natural and be able to provide a durable chewing surface. Likewise, if you have multiple posts, we could attach a bridge or denture to secure a complete smile again. These last longer than traditional bridges or removable dentures, and help you enjoy a complete smile again. You can smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods, and speak without difficulty. If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth, or about the benefits of the implant system, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to make sure you start your summer on the road toward a complete and beautiful smile!
Your Cleveland, TX Dentist’s Office Provides Lifelike Dental Implants
Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX wants to help you address your advanced tooth loss with prosthetic dentistry. To learn more about how we design and create a complete set of dentures, then contact our office at (281) 592-1234 to schedule your appointment today.