A missing tooth can wreak havoc in your mouth. Even the loss of a single tooth can result in the remaining teeth shifting out of place in order to fill in the gap left behind by the missing tooth. Once that happens, it can negatively impact your bite, resulting in difficulty chewing or speaking. Over time, it can even change the shape of your face. That’s why it’s important to replace any missing teeth as quickly as possible. For many patients, dental implants offer an effective means of replacing missing teeth, which is why we offer this service to patients in our Kingsland, TX office.
3 Top Reasons to Choose Central Texas Family Dentistry for Dental Implants:
- Because dental implants are (quite literally) implanted into the patients’ jawbones, they really are likely getting brand new teeth
- Although the process involved in getting a dental implant is time-consuming, many patients prefer this method of replacing missing teeth because it is a completely permanent solution
- Dr. Sawyer and his trained staff of dental professionals have many years of experience in fitting patients with dental implants
What You Need to Know about Dental Implants
A dental implant consists of an artificial tooth that comes complete with roots attached. Once these roots are implanted into the patient’s jaw and the artificial tooth is attached, the dental implant looks like and functions just the same as a normal tooth. In that sense, it really is just like getting a new tooth.
Implants are a great choice for people needing to replace one or more teeth, but they can also serve as stable anchors for partial or complete dentures. Needless to say, dental implants are extremely strong and often last patients for a lifetime, although on occasion an implant may need to be re-tightened or replaced.
The Process Involved with Dental Implants
The implant process usually takes several months to complete. The first step involves surgically implanting the “roots” of the artificial tooth into the patient’s jaw. After the implanted roots fuse to the bone (usually a few months), Dr. Sawyer affixes the artificial tooth to the implanted “roots.” Although the process is quite involved, the end result really is like getting a brand new tooth!
Contact Central Texas Family Dentistry Today
For more information about dental implants, contact our Kingsland, TX office today. We’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you, and would like to welcome you to our patient family.