Tooth loss if very difficult no matter how it occurs. There are certainly many options to consider from doing nothing to the most natural solution of dental implants. Somewhere in between those two choices are dentures.
Although a denture will provide a solution that offers aesthetic value as well as resolving multiple tooth loss, there is no comparison to the feel of retaining natural teeth. [pullquote]An implant appears much like a small screw that is surgically placed in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred.[/pullquote]
Implants offer a solution to tooth loss as close to your own natural teeth that is available today. Whether your need is a couple of teeth or an entire arch, a dental implant provides strength, stability, and beauty. But most importantly your self-confidence is restored when you know you can eat, speak and smile without any dental concerns.
Your implant dentist will discuss the specific details as they pertain to your individual needs at your consultation. In addition you will agree to:
- A complete medical review to determine you are a healthy candidate for implant surgery.
- A thorough dental examination to rule out complications like periodontal disease or lack of bone strength to support the implants.
- A frank discussion about your role in the success of the dental implants. This procedure requires a strong commitment from the patient to floss daily, brush at least twice per day, and follow instructions to keep the implant area as clean as possible.
- Discontinue any kind of tobacco use. Although infection is the leading cause of implant failure, smoking is another leading reason why an implant might fail.
An implant appears much like a small screw that is surgically placed in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred. If replacing several teeth, an implant supported denture provides a permanent solution that will feel and look like your natural teeth.
During the healing period following the implant surgery, the implants are covered with a temporary prosthetic to protect the implants. During this time, the implants are fusing to bone tissue which will provide strength and stability to your final restoration acting much like the root of your tooth.
When healing has completed a final restoration is permanently affixed to the implants. Whether you are dealing with a couple of teeth or an entire arch, this final restoration will match the shape and shade of your remaining teeth giving you the most comfortable and natural looking solution to tooth loss available today.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of implants and implant supported dentures, please call the Arlington TX office of Fielder Park Dental today to schedule an informative consultation.