The replacement of missing teeth has been an important focus of modern dentistry, enabling patients to enjoy a better quality of life with improved dental and overall health. One of the problems associated with tooth loss is the subsequent loss of bone in the jaw where the natural tooth root used to be, causing additional dental health issues and bite problems. Bone loss also lends a more aged appearance as the bone shrinks and pulls the jaw inward.
Dental implants can effectively address this issue, offering patients who have lost a tooth a “replacement in kind”: a prosthetic tooth that is anchored into the jaw bone with a tiny titanium post that mimics the tooth root. The tiny post implanted acts much like a natural tooth root, which helps to generate natural bone growth to support the tooth structure. A dental implant not only provides patients with a secure, natural looking and functioning tooth, but it can help to reduce further bone loss and support long term dental health.
Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures when a patient has either multiple missing teeth to replace or wishes to fix the problem of ill fitting dentures. Strategically placed implants will serve to support the denture and also help to maintain sufficient jaw bone retention and growth for better long term oral health.
Dallas dentist Dr. Bradley Dean offers specialized care for the placement of all types of dental implants. He will thoroughly evaluate your dental health and create a customized treatment plan to suit your unique dental health needs, cosmetic goals and budget. A highly trained oral surgeon, Dr. Dean uses the latest dental technology and materials for both accurate treatment planning and the best possible result.
The aesthetics and natural function that dental implants can offer enables patients to enjoy a normal diet and feel confident with their smile in both social and professional settings. Dr. Dean works one on one with patients to ensure they receive not only the highest standard of care, but an end result that supports long term oral health.