A cosmetic dentist in Dallas from DNA Dental can examine a patient’s teeth in order to determine if dental implants are a viable treatment option. Dental implants allow patients to regain fully functional and natural-looking smiles. Most often, tooth loss is caused by tooth decay, gum disease or trauma. If left untreated, this tooth loss can lead to the loss of the bone that support other teeth in the mouth as well as infection.
What Are Dental Implants?
A tooth implant is a durable titanium cylinder that is surgically placed into the jawbone that replaces the root of the tooth. After placement, the implant will fuse with the jawbone until it is fully integrated and becomes one. Dental implants can be restored with dental crowns, dentures or dental bridges.
Choosing A Dental Implant Dentist
In the world of implant dentistry, dentists can be divided into those who place implants and those who restore them (place crowns, bridges or dentures over the implants). Also, there are those who can do both. Dr. Timin, a dental implant dentist, can both place and restore your implants. In complicated cases, she may work with an oral surgeon to place the implants. She has an excellent eye for creating beautiful new smiles with dental implants in her Dallas, Texas dental office.
What Can I Expect After Receiving A Dental Implant?
As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits to maintain optimal oral health. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply! After treatment, your dentist will work closely with you and to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant (s), teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.
Alternative to Dentures and Dental Bridges
Dental implants are an alternative to ordinary dental bridges or dentures to fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
Schedule an Appointment Today
When you’re interested in learning more about dental implants in Dallas, DNA Dental can offer you a consultation regarding their services. Our expert dental team can discuss tooth replacement options with you that will work for your oral health situation. We use the latest technology in order to minimize both pain and discomfort for our patients. Our Dallas dentist must consider your gum tissue, overall health, bone health and also sinus or nerve locations when deciding if dental implants will work best for you. To learn more, call 214-295-9270 today.