Tooth loss could mean not only issues eating and speaking, but could also cause an aged appearance! To prevent these negative changes to your facial structure, and also restore the function and beauty of your smile, dental implants may be prescribed. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about how we use dental implants to preserve facial structure.
The Loss of Jawbone Density
The bone tissue in your jaw receives regular doses of calcium and phosphorus to keep it strong and preserve your smile. However, when you lose teeth, the body responds by suspending the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone tissue. Over time, this causes a loss in mass and density that makes teeth become loose and fall out, and could also make you take on an aged appearance. While removable dentures and fixed bridges replace the missing teeth, they don’t stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue. However, dental implants will!
Inserting Dental Implants
A dental implant is a small device that looks like a screw and is made from titanium, a biocompatible material. The implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone, where it bonds with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. We plan and guide the placement with advanced digital technology to ensure they can support crowns or dentures, and also stimulate the growth of bone tissue to prevent an aged appearance, and then allows your new tooth to last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime! In comparison, removable dentures and traditional bridges may only last about 5 to 10 years.
Attaching Your Crowns or Prosthetics
When the placement area has healed, for individual implants we will attach an abutment that holds a dental crown in place. The crown is a great way to address the visible portion of your new tooth, and also provide a durable chewing surface. The materials employed offer a lifelike appearance. For multiple missing teeth, we could attach a bridge, partial, or complete denture, all crafted to ensure a comfortable fit and a lifelike appearance! You can smile with confidence, enjoy your favorite meals again, and never worry about your teeth becoming lose or falling out again.
If you have any questions about preventing tooth loss, or about addressing one or more of your own missing teeth, then please contact our team today to learn more about the implant process. We want to help you enjoy a complete and stunning smile once again!
Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist’s Office About Preserving Your Smile
Our team wants to help replace one or more missing teeth with a durable and lifelike prosthetic. To learn more about our team helps protect your smile and facial structure, then contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.