Giving You Back Your Teeth!
The benefits of permanent teeth are numerous and are often taken for granted until it’s time to have permanent teeth pulled (whether just one, multiple or if you are considering a full smile make-over). 80% of the people who wear lower, partial or full dentures are NOT satisfied with their comfort and functionality. People suffer from pain, both in the mouth, and gastro-intestinally due to tooth/bone loss. When one loses teeth, there is bone-loss in the jaw due to having no roots in that particular tooth, area or the mouth as a whole. This then leads to losing facial bone structure and support and can create a sunken mouth appearance. According to a recent Mayo clinic study, a person’s life span may be significantly shortened when teeth are not present to help process food and nutrients properly.
If you have dentures already or are considering getting dentures vs. implants ask yourself the following:
- Are you able to chew, taste and enjoy the foods you love?
- Do you have to use adhesives to keep your dentures or teeth in place?
- Do you miss a full and confident smile?
- Do you feel that your breath is fresh and clean or are you always a little bit concerned it may be off-putting?
- Do you ever experience sores in your mouth due to dentures or bridge piece?
- If you are missing one or more teeth,
- If you wear an upper and/or lower denture,
- If you wear an upper and/or lower partial denture or bridge,
- If you have or had progressive gum disease,
- If you are experiencing bone shrinkage,
- And are in general good health,
- Dental Implants could be the answer you are looking for.
We have used implants to benefit patients from 16 years old to patients 90 years young. The circumstances range from tooth loss due to an accident, decay, or maybe they were never there to begin with.
Dental Implants have quickly become the best option for replacing missing teeth. Our implant dentistry services include single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement, and implant-supported dentures. We are proud to be the dentist Plano TX prefers for dental implants.
Single Tooth Implants
If you have lost a single tooth due to an accident or from periodontal disease, that one tooth can be easily replaced using a dental implant. Your new tooth will look and function just like your other natural teeth.
Occasionally a patient is missing more than one tooth, but still has healthy gums and surrounding teeth, and a multiple implant is the best solution. Two fixtures are implanted and the crown is attached, leaving other natural teeth intact. The multiple implant is not for everyone, and even if a patient is only missing a few teeth, it may be still be preferable to perform an all-on-four procedure.
Patients who need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth can now receive all-on-four implants. An oral surgeon will place 4 implants and then attach a full arch of teeth, giving the procedure its name.
If you are considering dental implants please do not hesitate to contact our office for a consultation. We understand it can be a daunting circumstance to be faced with. Dealing with teeth can be difficult, and scary for many patients but our Doctor is specifically trained in all phases of successful implant treatment and is here to help you achieve the smile you deserve.