The benefits of dental implants are numerous. They are the most secure method for replacing missing or extracted teeth. Dental implants are also versatile, long-lasting and help reduce many of the unwanted side effects that accompany tooth loss. Dr. Trey Thompson, Dr. Heather Thompson and Dr. Kelsey Baylinson, the skilled dentists at Thompson Dental Group in the Memorial Houston, TX, area, can help you restore your smile with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small metal posts that function like tooth roots to anchor crowns, bridgework or implant-supported dentures in place. The metal posts, which are made of hypoallergenic titanium, are placed directly in the jawbone so they are extremely secure. Additionally, over time the titanium permanently bonds with the bone tissue, which enables dental implants to firmly hold replacement teeth without any risk of those teeth shifting out of place.
Candidates for Dental Implants
Dental implants are an exciting state-of-the-art solution to tooth loss, but they are not an option for everyone. Candidates must have an adequate amount of bone tissue in the jaw are to support the placement of the dental implants. Unfortunately, bone loss does eventually follow tooth loss.
Bone tissue that is no longer supporting teeth is naturally reabsorbed by the body. If there is not enough bone tissue, then it is not possible to place dental implants. One of the experienced dentists at our Memorial Houston general and cosmetic dental practice can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are so many benefits to restoring your smile with dental implants. They fill in the gaps where teeth are missing, restore biting and chewing functions and minimize the side effects of tooth loss. Dental implants even help preserve bone tissue by preventing the body from reabsorbing it. Some of the many exciting benefits of this tooth-replacement method include:
- Secure and long-lasting
- Replacing missing teeth
- Restoring biting and chewing functions
- Preventing teeth from shifting out of place
- Versatile and can replace a single tooth or several teeth
- Reducing strain on teeth that were compensating for missing ones
- Reducing facial drooping or sagging due to tooth loss
- Improving speech altered by gaps in the smile
- Preventing the body from reabsorbing bone tissue
Dental implants offer many benefits and are the most advanced tooth replacement option available today. Dr. T. Thompson, Dr. H. Thompson or Dr. Baylinson can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. To schedule an appointment with one of our exceptional dentists, call Thompson Dental Group in the Memorial Houston, TX, area at (281) 493-5471.