A full, healthy smile is important for a number of reasons. Obviously, a full set of teeth can boost your self-esteem, and make you feel more comfortable in the office or in a social setting. Aside from that, missing teeth give things such as bacteria and plaque extra places to hide and cause health problems. Missing teeth will also cause your jawbone to deteriorate. Additionally, spaces in your smile give your remaining teeth room to shift out of their proper alignment, which can lead to damaged teeth and tooth enamel. Finally, a complete smile allows you to eat and speak effectively.
For many people, the answer to their problem is dental implants. Dental implants are sturdy tooth replacements that allow you to enjoy your favorite meals and can be cared for just as you would your natural teeth. They can be brushed and flossed, and do not need to be removed to be cleaned or adjusted. They look like your natural teeth, and no one will know you have implants. With proper care, your dental implants will last a lifetime.
Dental implants are posts made of titanium, a metal that is very compatible with the human body. They are placed directly into your jawbone. They will stimulate the growth of your jawbone, and this process will ensure that your implant remains firmly in place and will strengthen your jawbone. After you have healed from the implant surgery, the dentist will attach the artificial teeth to the posts. They will blend in with your smile and allow you to enjoy a beautiful and fully functioning smile once again. You will need to brush and floss your implants just as you do your natural teeth and continue to see the dentist for your regular cleanings and examinations.
To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Dallas, Texas, make an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Jeffrey V. Jones, or Dr. Kelly Buck. Call 214.824.2130 to schedule your appointment at Jeff Jones, DDS today!