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Benefits of Dental Implants

Diagram of a tooth replaced with a dental implantIf you’ve lost teeth, then you will experience certain setbacks, such as difficulty eating and speaking. Missing teeth negatively impact your facial appearance and confidence as well. Some people are all too familiar with this.

A restored smile can reverse all that, and we here at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates are determined to make sure you get just that. The most effective way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants, which provide the same appearance and function as regular teeth.

Health Problems Associated With Tooth Loss

Oral health issues can often lead to tooth loss. Tooth decay, gum disease, and certain medications can all have this effect.

It is important to prevent tooth loss and replace missing teeth, because if a tooth is lost, more may follow. This is because the jawbone supporting your teeth depends on the presence of tooth roots so it can receive the necessary stimulation. After tooth loss, the stimulation stops, so the jawbone begins to atrophy and becomes less equipped to support and protect your remaining teeth.

Dentures are the most traditional and well-known form of tooth replacement, but they rest on the gums and don’t penetrate deep down. As a result, they won’t give your jawbone that much-needed stimulation. Dental bridges are no better in this regard. But dental implants are able to provide the tactile feedback the jawbone needs.

Structure and Function of Dental Implants

Dental implants consist of a metal post, a ceramic crown, and an abutment that connects them. The post is surgically inserted into the jawbone to play the role of a tooth root, while the crown looks and acts just like a regular tooth does.

The metal used for the post is usually titanium or a similar substance that is also biocompatible. Biocompatibility means that the body accepts a substance and will bond with it. The jawbone will naturally bond with the post in this way in a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, the jaw will receive the tactile stimulation it needs to remain healthy. As a result, dental implants ward off atrophy, boost bone density, and aid the development of healthy bone in the jaw.

Dental Implants and Quality of Life

Tooth loss is known to impact your everyday life negatively. From eating your favorite foods to speaking properly, there are quite a few things you can’t do with missing teeth, not to mention the potential oral health and overall health complications that often accompany tooth loss.

You don’t deserve this. You deserve a mouth full of strong teeth that work well and look great, and we can help you get your life back. Dental implants are the most effective way of treating tooth loss because they act just like natural teeth. With implants, you can eat, drink, speak, and smile just like you normally could. You won’t feel ashamed of your appearance, and no one will even know you have them!

For more information, please contact our office at 214-363-9946.
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