If you are missing a tooth or teeth, dental implants can restore the beauty of your smile and the function of your teeth. There’s no need to go through life with missing teeth, when today’s dental advances make a positive transformation easily within your reach.
What is an Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is affixed to a titanium-based cylinder. This cylinder is implanted into the jaw, in place of the missing natural tooth. Once the base is firmly in place, the artificial tooth is screwed on securely. Implants may be used alone, or in combination with other dental prosthetics such as dentures or bridges.
Is it Right for You?
Today, there are many options for patients who have missing teeth, including fixed bridges, full or partial dentures, and implants. Implants are ideal for patients who have healthy jaws with sufficient bone mass to handle the implant.
Benefits of Implants
If you’re looking for a natural-looking and long-term solution to missing teeth, implants fit the bill. Casual observers can’t tell that an implant isn’t a natural tooth. Besides aesthetics, implants can also greatly benefit your oral health. Because they serve as “place holders” for real teeth, implants dramatically reduce the rate of bone reabsorption that occurs when a tooth is lost. Dental implants also can last well over 20-30 years, far longer than any other tooth replacement option. Finally, because they are stand-alone units, implants do require enamel reduction on adjacent teeth.
Dental Implants at Pecan Tree Dental
Deciding what course of action to pursue when you have missing teeth and desire a complete smile can be confusing. Dr. Smith will explain the pros and cons of all of your options, and recommend the best course of action for your situation. Dr. Smith has received extensive training in placing and restoring dental implants, meaning you don’t have to visit a separate oral surgeon for implantation.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Grand Prairie Dentist
Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111. We proudly welcome patients from Grand Prairie, as well as surrounding areas including Arlington, South Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville.