Dental Implants: Enjoy the Health Benefits of a Complete Smile

December 7, 2020

Filed under: dental implants,Fort Worth dentist,implant dentistry — hulencrossing @ 5:59 pm

Implant dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades. It is remarkable how a tiny titanium post can provide the base for a cosmetic restoration that can rival the look and feel of a biological tooth!

Dental Implants: An Overview 

Tooth loss, for any reason, can be devastating. Not only can it provide disruption to chewing and speaking, the impact on your self-confidence can be crippling. You may want to avoid all social situations as eating, smiling, and speaking in public can be difficult following tooth loss.

Although there may be different solutions available for you, implant dentistry is the only option that will provide a result that will look and function just like your natural tooth.

The titanium post is embedded in gum tissue where a tooth has been lost. A period of healing follows the initial procedure. During this time, bone is grafting to and encompassing the post … this is referred to as osseointegration. In simple terms, the dental implant will become a permanent part of your dental anatomy and provide the support for the cosmetic restoration that will eventually cover it. Think of the implant as you would think of the roots of your biological teeth as they function very similarly.

When completely healed, an abutment is affixed to the implant and the restoration will be placed.

Advantages of Dental Implants

You can eat all your favorite foods without fear of slippage or movement. The implant is built to hold the covering in place.

When tooth loss occurs, speech can be impacted. Dental Implants provide a solution for this problem.

Finally, your self-confidence is restored. You will be able to laugh, smile, speak, and eat without giving a second thought to this tooth replacement.

Caring for your dental implant requires nothing special. You will brush twice daily and floss … the same care that you provide for all your teeth. Of course, visiting our team at Hulen Crossing Family Dental every six months for a cleaning and dental exam are important.

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods With Dental Implants

December 16, 2019

Filed under: dental implants,Fort Worth dentist,implant dentistry — hulencrossing @ 2:10 pm

One or more missing teeth can interfere with your ability to chew, speak clearly, and smile with self-confidence. Restoring tooth loss to as close to your natural teeth as possible is achievable through implant dentistry. A consultation with our dentist is the first step to being able to improve the condition of your oral health and the ability to enjoy all your favorite foods.

Is A Dental Implant My Best Option?

For individuals who do not want to have to deal with a removable prosthesis, and want to eliminate concerns with additional bone loss that could impact remaining biological teeth, dental implants are definitely the best choice.

The implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred. Titanium is the metal of choice as it is a proven fact that bone fuses best with titanium. Bone will encompass the implant to forge a lifelong base that will work much like the roots of a natural tooth providing stability for the restoration that will cover it. Bone strength builds around the implant helping to eliminate further bone loss.

Why is this so important? Losing one tooth is difficult, but when faced with the possibility of losing more teeth down the road due to bone loss, a dental implant is designed to help prevent that eventuality.

Advantages With Dental Implants 

Once the implant area is completely healed, your dentist will attach a cosmetic restoration to the implant that will match surrounding teeth. Now that treatment is completed, you will be able to enjoy life just as you did before tooth loss occurred.

Chewing – You will never have to worry about your ability to chew anything. This tooth will not move, slip, or prevent you from enjoying ALL your favorite foods.

Speaking – Words are formed when the tongue and teeth work in tandem. When teeth are firmly intact, you can speak clearly.

Appearance – You will be able to smile and laugh without embarrassment. No one will be able to tell that you have experienced tooth loss.

Care – You will brush and floss daily. No special care is required thanks to implant dentistry. Just visit our dentist every six months for teeth cleaning and dental exam.

To learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact our team at Hulen Crossing Family Dental today.

Dental Implants Offer A Long-term, Permanent Solution

December 14, 2018

Filed under: Fort Worth dentist,implant dentistry — hulencrossing @ 3:45 pm

We strive to keep our biological teeth for our lifetime; but tooth loss does occur due to trauma, disease, or decay. Implant dentistry offers a solution that restores the ability to chew, smile, and speak naturally just as you did before tooth loss occurred. A consultation with your implant dentist will outline what a dental implant can do for you.

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred. Before pursuing the dental implant process, the patient must meet a few qualifications to determine the feasibility of a successful dental implant procedure.

A review of overall health will be followed by an extensive dental examination. X-rays will reveal if there is sufficient bone strength to support the implant. If not, your implant dentist may recommend bone augmentation. There are various options available based on existing bone strength and the location of the tooth that is being restored. Bone augmentation is often the first step in the dental implant process.

Post operative instructions on maintaining the implant area must be strictly followed to prevent infection; and tobacco use in any form is a serious threat to a successful implant procedure.

Implant Placement Day And Beyond 

An anesthetic is provided for the patient’s comfort. This is a surgical procedure; however, the need for anything beyond a local anesthetic depends on the number of implants being placed and whether the patient has special needs or is extremely anxious.

Once the implant is placed, follow up dental visits will be required. These check-up visits are important to assure the implant process is on track.

While the area is healing, jaw bone is grafting to the implant to form a solid base to support the restoration. This process is known as osseointegration. The dental implant will become a permanent part of the dental anatomy and act much like the roots of a biological tooth.

Once healing and integration have been achieved, the cosmetic restoration can be placed. An abutment is attached to the implant that will be used to affix the restoration.

Thanks to implant dentistry, you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly without fear of slippage, and smile with confidence for your lifetime.

To learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact our team at Hulen Crossing Family Dental today.