You never expect to lose your permanent teeth. After all, they’re meant to last your entire life. People can lose teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, trauma, or genetic conditions. When you have missing teeth, you may feel embarrassed or self-conscious and avoid social situations.
Along with these issues, the integrity of your remaining teeth is in jeopardy. Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of alignment and become difficult to clean correctly, leaving you at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The team at Sehnert Precision Dental wants to give you something to smile about with dental implants.
The Parts of a Dental Implant
- Implant — The implant is a threaded titanium screw surgically placed in your jawbone.
- Abutment — The purpose of the abutment is to connect the implant to your crown.
- Crown — The crown is the final restoration customized to match your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Benefits
- No modification of the adjacent teeth is necessary. Your natural teeth remain intact. With other types of restorations, such as crowns or bridges, tooth structure is removed.
- Encourages bone growth by stimulating the jawbone. When you don’t replace missing teeth, bone loss can occur.
- Regular chewing function is restored. When you’re able to chew correctly, your digestive health improves.
- Eat what you want. You can eat the foods you love and not worry about embarrassing moments that can happen with removable prosthetics.
- Helps to prevent facial sagging. Missing teeth and bone loss changes the shape of your face, which can make you look older.
- Implants look like a natural tooth to the naked eye.
- Implants can reconstruct the beauty of your smile and boost your confidence.
Dental implant maintenance is easy, and implants can last a lifetime with proper care. Practice good oral hygiene habits by brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Stay on track with your regular exams and cleanings.
If you’re considering restoring your smile with implants, you’ll need a consultation. Contact our office to schedule the appointment. We serve patients in Lewisville, Texas, and the surrounding areas.