Dental implants provide an innovative, attractive alternative to old-fashioned replacement teeth. The science behind implants is backed by extensive clinical research and practical application. The first dental implant placed in 1965 by Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark set in motion a series of events that has revolutionized dentistry.
Today, patients in Dallas and surrounding areas who want a long-term solution to replace missing teeth turn to dental implants to regain a comfortable, complete smile. The advantages of dental implants over replacement teeth of the past are numerous – and life changing. Dental implants provide the benefits of natural teeth for worry-free smiles that let you focus on your life – not your teeth.
A dental implant is a man-made substitute for a natural tooth root. A tiny titanium post placed in the jawbone begins a process called osseointegration, in which your bone tissue integrates and become one with the post. A small abutment sits atop the post and anchors a single implant crown that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Two or more implants placed in the jawbone provide a firm foundation for multiple replacement teeth in the form of a bridge or denture.
The doctors at Oral Surgery Associates of North Texas use dental implants to replace individual missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, and complete rows of teeth. Implants offer numerous advantages over old-fashioned tooth replacement methods, including:
• The ability to eat the foods you love and to fully taste your food
• An end to the bone loss that occurs when natural teeth are missing, which may result in a more youthful appearance because facial structures regain support
• Increased oral comfort because replacement teeth don’t rub the jawbone ridge
• No need to use over-the-counter adhesive to secure your teeth
• Increased confidence in your appearance
• Improved speech clarity
• Retention of natural tooth structure (in the case of an implant-supported bridge)
The innovative All-on-4 dental implants system utilizes four specially positioned implant posts inserted in the jawbone to provide immediate support for replacement teeth. This means that you won’t have to wait to start enjoying your strong, stable smile. The strategic placement of the posts enables replacement teeth to support natural chewing forces right away. You’ll experience newfound freedom as you resume normal activities knowing that your smile is here to stay!
Contact Oral Surgery Associates of North Texas today to schedule your private consultation. With over 100 years of combined training and experience, we provide exceptional implant dentistry solutions for patients in Dallas, Rowlett, Cedar Hill, the Park Cities, and surrounding areas.