Are you looking for a safe and effective way to replace your missing tooth or teeth? Do you fear what the impact of having missing teeth will be? Dental implants could be the answer!
Patients who have adequate bone density and good oral health will likely qualify for dental implant surgery. However, even if the patient doesn’t currently meet these requirements, an oral surgeon can correct the problems through other surgical and/or nonsurgical treatments.
Dental Implant Placement
At Texas Oral Surgery Specialists, Dr. Chris Tye recommends dental implants often. Though the name may sound intimidating, the entire process is relatively simple.
Dr. Tye carefully cuts small incisions in the gum tissue and inserts a tiny, screw-like rod into the patient’s jawbone. Then, he closes the incisions and the jaw and soft tissues will heal themselves.
Once the healing process, called osseointegration, is complete, he can place the abutment and dental crown so that every part of the missing tooth is now restored.
Despite the higher cost and longer treatment time, many patients still opt for dental implants. Continue reading to learn about the benefits that this tooth replacement option offers.
1. Dental implant surgery has a high success rate.
Depending on the source, the success rate for dental implants surgery will fall somewhere between 95 and 98 percent. Those are incredible odds for patients!
The success rate for the procedure is directly dependent on the oral surgeon you choose and the health of your mouth and jaw. Experienced dentists will ensure that patients are suitable candidates for the procedure. This involves checking for adequate jawbone density and ensuring the patient is free of cavities and gum disease.
Patients should also refrain from tobacco use. People with certain medical issues or who are on certain medications may not be good candidates for this procedure.
If you are approved for implant surgery and you’ve chosen an experienced oral surgeon, you can feel confident that your surgery will be successful.
2. Dental implants are long-lasting and reliable.
Longevity and reliability are two major components of implant success. While dentures, bridges, and dental crowns typically have a limited lifespan, dental implants are expected to last the rest of a patient’s lifetime.
3. Dental implants restore function.
People with missing teeth are often frustrated by how it affects their ability to chew and speak. Replacing these missing teeth with something as strong and natural-looking as dental implants restores these abilities and increases the person’s self-esteem.
4. Dental implants regenerate the jawbone.
One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is that they promote jawbone regeneration. Tooth roots are essential to the health of the jawbone because the root stimulates it and helps it maintain strength and density.
When an implant is placed in the jawbone, it begins to stimulate the jawbone again through a process called osseointegration. The jawbone will begin to rebuild itself so the patient no longer has to worry about losing the strength and function of their jaw.
In cases where the patient has lost a lot of jawbone due to missing teeth, the oral surgeon will likely recommend bone grafting surgery before placing the implant.
5. Dental implants look and feel real.
Only you and your oral surgeon will know that your teeth aren’t real. In fact, you may even forget that they aren’t your natural teeth as well!
With dental implants, patients can enjoy performing their natural functions and relish in the fact that their smile looks natural and beautiful.
Schedule an Initial Consultation
To learn if dental implants are the right decision for your smile, call Texas Oral Surgery Specialists today at (817) 552-3223. Dr. Chris Tye is prepared to give you the best dental implant experience possible.