If you have missing teeth, it’s easy to think of them as just a cosmetic issue. However, over time, they can also become a significant threat to your oral health. When a tooth goes missing, the jawbone in the area starts to naturally deteriorate, and this can cause your remaining teeth to shift and misalign, leading to chronic jaw pain. Plus, people with missing teeth are also much more likely to develop gum disease, which itself is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults!
When it comes to restoring your smile’s appearance and protecting your long-term health, dental implants are the best way to do it.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed directly into the jawbone in order to recreate the root structure of a lost tooth. This can then be attached to a variety of dental prosthetics, such as a crown, and even a full denture.
This artificial root is what makes dental implants so special. It not only gives your new teeth unrivaled stability, but it also prevents the jaw deterioration we mentioned earlier. After you have your implants placed by a local specialist, you’ll be given 2-6 months to heal, after which you’ll return to our office to get your replacement teeth started.
Dental implants have a 95% success rate and can easily last for 30 years or more. Think they could help your smile? If you’re ready to say goodbye to gaps forever, please schedule a consultation with us today to find out if you're a good candidate for this tooth replacement solution. We’re based in Frisco, and our restorative dentists are also happy to provide implant services for Prosper, Plano, and McKinney.
Dental implants can be used to support a variety of restorations that can replace any number of teeth. This is what makes them one of the best restorative treatments out there. After your implant placement procedure, you’ll be given 2-6 months to heal, and then you’ll return to our office to have your new replacement teeth attached to the implants. This could include an implant-retained crown, bridge, or denture. No matter which one you need, dental implants still provide all of the same long term and health benefits.