According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have dental implants. That number is rising exponentially every year by 500,000.
Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth and have proved to be a reliable solution.
Why Get Dental Implants?
Missing teeth cause many problems that implants can fix, such as:
- Bite irregularities
- Bone loss
- Speech issues
- Gum recession
- Facial sagging
- Crooked teeth
Implants and other treatments secured by dental implants help to prevent these problems and protect new teeth from further damage.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits that dental implants offer to patients, such as:
- Improved tooth appearance
- Durability and strength
- Chewing and bite regularity
- Improved speech
- Better oral health
- Long-lasting results
- Added tooth protection
Dental implants not only look and feel great, but also prevent further bone loss from occurring.
Treatment with Dental Implants
Before inserting implants, Dr. Bradley Dean will assess the health of your teeth and jawbone to determine which implant option is right for you. After evaluation and consideration are given your budget and goals, treatment will begin. There are several implant treatment options that Dr. Dean offers:
Single Dental Implants
For patients who are missing a single tooth, individual dental implants can be an excellent solution. Implants are made of a titanium post that becomes fused to the jaw bone over a period of three to six months.
Consecutive missing teeth are best treated by dental bridges supported by implants. A dental bridge made up of several teeth can be secured by implants for added structural support.
Traditional dentures need messy adhesives and can become loose over time. Implant secured dentures have a 95% greater rate of success than more traditional options. For patients who are missing arches of teeth, implant secured dentures are a great option. Implants strengthen dentures and keep them in place for permanent and natural-looking results.
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Support your wellbeing and your oral health. If you want to restore your smile with implants, call us today at (972) 666-1594. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.