Dental patients who are missing teeth have several options to restore form and function. Traditional dentures once served a great purpose, but new technological innovations over the years have allowed dentists to provide patients with restorations which closely mimic natural teeth through strong and beautiful dental implants. Dental implants consist of biocompatible titanium posts which are surgically implanted into the jawbone to create a strong attachment point for a variety of prosthetic teeth options. Dental implants are sturdy, easy to clean, and designed to keep your jawbone density health.
What are Dental Implants?
The types of dental implants most dentists offer are based on the number of teeth that need to be replaced. They are called:
- Single Dental Implants
- Multiple Teeth Replacement
- Full Arch Replacement
Once the implant posts are securely in place, and your gingival tissues have had the opportunity to heal, color-matched tooth replacements can be secured to the titanium studs. These teeth will be durable and last a long time, while providing you with a smile that is natural and seamless looking.
Top Reasons for Dental Implants
- Function – You can eat all of your favorite foods with no slipping, speech, or taste bud issues.
- Convenience – Once implanted, you can brush your replacement teeth with a normal toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Long lasting – When taken care of, dental implant dentures will be durable and last for many years.
- Jawbone Health – Nutrients and minerals will still be sent to the jawbone where the tooth is missing, because the titanium post is sensed by your body as an actual tooth root. This will prevent a condition called facial collapse, wherein the cheeks sink in and you have a more aged appearance.
- Smile Confidence – Traditional dentures can slip and be obvious. With implant dentures, you might surprise people if you tell them they are not your natural teeth.
Visit your Katy, TX Dentist
Dr. Colin Lathrop is an experienced and widely respected family dentist serving patients in the 77494 area. Patients can contact Dr. Lathrop at 832-437-3849 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.