Many patients come to our office seeking a solution to replace their missing teeth. In fact, if you have one or more teeth missing, you are not alone — millions of adults in the U.S. have at least one missing tooth. The good news is there are several options available to restore good dentition. One option that can deliver ideal results is the dental implant. If you have missing teeth, one or more dental implants might be the best choice for you.
Things to Consider About Dental Implants
A dental implant provides a metal “root” that, when implanted, provides a base for a crown or other restoration to rest upon. The restoration placed over the implant will be tooth-colored and made so that it looks like your natural teeth. The implant is made of biocompatible titanium that fuses to your jawbone and becomes very stable, just like a real tooth. When cared for properly, an implant can last 10 years or more.
One of the important benefits of an implant is the way they promote growth of the bone in the area of the missing tooth. Replacing the missing tooth also prevents adjoining teeth from shifting and getting out of alignment, so your healthy bite is maintained. Caring for your implant and restoration is easy, too — just continue your normal healthy oral care routine.
One or More Implants?
One implant can replace one tooth, but multiple implants can be used to replace multiple teeth, depending upon the best solution in each circumstance. The implants can be used to provide support for bridges and create a stable base for overdentures.
Let Us Answer Your Questions
A dental implant can be an excellent choice to replace your missing teeth. We do need to see you and evaluate your particular situation to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. There are circumstances that could affect the success of your implants, including extensive bone loss or conditions that might impair healing.
At Sehnert Precision Dentistry, we have hundreds of hours of specialized training and have placed hundreds of successful implants. We are pleased to answer any of your questions about implants and whether they might work for you. If you live in Lewisville, Texas, or the surrounding area and have questions about implants or other oral conditions, contact our office to schedule an appointment today.