Have you lost one or more teeth? If so, you are likely contemplating your restorative choices. While bridges and traditional dentures are certainly valid solutions for tooth replacement, there is no doubt that dental implants are the top restorative option for patients and dentists alike.
At Texas Oral Surgery Specialists in Colleyville, TX, we are proud to be an area leader in the placement of dental implants. Dr. Chris Tye is a highly experienced oral surgeon, who can perform your procedure with minimal impact to your jawbone and a quick recovery time. With his skill and the innate benefits of implants, you could enjoy a functional and beautiful smile for decades to come.
To learn more about dental implants and to find out if they are right for you, contact Texas Oral Surgery Specialists today.
#1: Better Oral Health
Undoubtedly, the top benefit of dental implants is their impact on your overall dental health. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone begins to recede almost immediately. This is because your tooth root is no longer there to send the necessary regenerative signals to your bone tissue. As your jaw recedes, other teeth may loosen and eventually come out. Your facial contours could change, and removable restorations may not fit properly.
Dental implants replace the tooth roots and send out those same regenerative signals. Therefore, with implants, you are less likely to experience further tooth loss, and you will enjoy a younger, healthier appearance.
Implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone. The posts are tiny, so the procedure is not invasive, and discomfort is minimal. But thanks to this surgical process, the posts will become permanent fixtures in your mouth. Attached restorations will never slip around or come out of place. You can eat all your favorite foods, and your speech won’t be affected.
#3: Great Esthetics
Today’s dental restorations are more realistic than ever before. But full and partial dentures still require a plastic base, adhesive, and/or metal clasps to keep them in place. As a result, even the most skillfully crafted restorations will not look completely natural. In contrast, implant-supported restorations will sit right on top of the implant posts and rest directly against your gum line. They will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Dental implants and the attached restorations are very easy to care for. All you have to do is maintain your normal dental hygiene: brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist.
#5: Remarkable Durability
Studies indicate that the vast majority of implants last at least fifteen years. However, we know that many patients enjoy a fully restored smile for decades.
Maintaining good dental hygiene will help your implants last much longer. Additionally, having a sufficient amount of bone tissue to begin with will ensure a longer lifespan. If you have sustained significant bone loss, Dr. Tye may recommend a bone grafting procedure prior to implant placement.
Learn More about Dental Implants
Ready to enjoy renewed dental function and a beautiful smile? Contact us to find out if you are a candidate for treatment. Reach us online or call us at (817) 552-3223.
We are proud to serve patients in Colleyville, Bedford, Grapevine, Southlake, and across the Fort Worth area.