The Advantages of a Dental Implant

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Do your missing teeth tempt you to feel self-conscious? Do you find that it’s more difficult eat and speak as well? Does the thought of dentures sound unappealing? Try dental implants instead.

A dental implant looks and functions exactly like healthy, normal teeth. It is composed of a crown which is attached to a titanium post. This apparatus is carefully implanted into your jaw.

Over time, the titanium post integrates with the surrounding tissue of the jawbone, tightening its hold to make certain that your implant can last a lifetime. This natural tightening process is called osseointegration, which means “combines with the bone.” This process is just one of the reasons why dental implants are among the largest innovations in dentistry in the past 40 years.

Your dental implants can be customized to the exact specifications of your mouth – in size, shape, color, and form.

Whatever you choose, know that it is important to take care of your missing teeth soon. If you delay for too long, your bite pattern will essentially shift out of alignment over time and your jaw may weaken, resulting in a sunken appearance in the face and lessening your ability to properly use the jaw.

If you would like an implant, speak with Dr. Todd A. Williams. You can book a consultation with Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery in Dallas, Texas by calling 214-691-0101.