When you have missing teeth, the function and beauty of your smile suffers. To prevent complications, you need to undergo tooth replacement. With dental implants, we have an option that looks natural and protects the stability of your smile. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of implant placement.
Placing Your New Tooth Root
Did you know that surrounding teeth could drift from position, leading to dental misalignment following even minor tooth loss? The gaps in your smile could also make eating your favorite goods difficult, impacting how clearly you speak, and could upset bite balance to increase the risk of complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Treatment is necessary to address these gaps. Unlike bridges and removable dentures, dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts that we insert directly in the jawbone. They don’t rely on crowns or suction to stay in place.
Once in place osseointegration could develop. This is what bonds the jawbone and implant posts, allowing your new tooth to be secured just like a natural one. This helps prevent the most severe complication of tooth loss: the breakdown of the jawbone structure. When we lose teeth, in addition to misalignment and other complications, the body stops sending doses of key nutrients to the jawbone around the lost root. The tissue breaks down, leading to further tooth loss and for some, an aged appearance. However, the use of a dental implant could halt this process and even stimulate the growth of bone tissue!
Stability and Beauty
Once the root portion is in place, we then attach an abutment to extend beyond the gum line. We attach a custom-made crown to it, or for those with substantial tooth loss, a bridge or denture. The restoration or prosthetic is always custom-made to ensure comfortable fit, balanced bites, and of course, a natural appearance. We want you to enjoy a stable replacement tooth that can last a lifetime, and to also be able to smile with confidence! If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth, or if you would like to start the implant placement process, then contact our team today. We would love to schedule a consultation and help you on the path to an even and healthier smile, one that could even last a lifetime!
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?
We want to offer you new teeth that look and function like natural ones. If you would like to learn more about the implant placement and restoration process, or to schedule your consultation, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.