Dr. Bradley Dean is a dentist and board-certified periodontist in a private practice specializing in dental implants. Our office successfully handles all sorts of dental implant cases. We focus exclusively on complete treatments, including dental implant placement. Dr. Dean will recommend dental implants to his patients with missing teeth. There are many benefits of dental implants in his Plano, TX office.
The Benefits of Dental Implants in Plano, TX
The benefits are clear compared to removable restorations such as dental bridges and dentures. Dental implants are the most reliable restorative treatment option for patients with missing permanent teeth. Implants have a high success rate, oral health benefits, and natural function and appearance.
A dental bridge can last about 5 to 15 years. Dentures will last around 5 to 8 years. As you age, your gums reshape or shrink. Removable dentures and traditional bridges lay on the gums and do not support the gums or bone. Ultimately, you may need to replace, rebase, or repair your restorations over time.
However, you will never have to replace a dental implant. We surgically implant the titanium post into the jaw bone in our Plano, TX, periodontist office. The implant will eventually fuse with the bone. This means the implant is just as durable as your natural teeth. If cared for properly, dental implants will last a lifetime.
Preserved Teeth, Gums, and Jaw
Because other restorations lay on the gums, they do not help improve the health of the teeth, gums, and jaw. Once implants heal, they replace one or more missing teeth. The titanium implant post uses support from the surrounding healthy gums and jaw.
Additionally, the dental implants help prevent any remaining teeth from shifting. Patients who do not replace their missing teeth can experience dental drift. Natural teeth can move to fill the space left by a lost tooth. Over time, these shifting teeth overcrowd.
Dental implants are more convenient than bridges and dentures because they do not require any extra care. On the other hand, you need to remove, clean, and routinely repair dentures and bridges. They also require messy adhesives to keep them in place.
You can treat dental implants just like natural teeth. Brush, floss, and visit your dentist at least twice yearly for check-ups and cleanings like usual. Implants can fix most restorations in place.
Having missing teeth can be distressing for anyone. Replacing lost teeth can help you feel better about yourself and your smile. Removable options, such as dentures, for missing teeth often slip or do not fit correctly. This can create many embarrassing situations.
Dental implants are permanent and do not slip. You do not need to worry about eating or speaking and having your restoration fall out of your mouth.
No Dietary Restrictions
When you receive dental implants, your eating function will fully return. Dental implants have no restrictions since they are durable, stable, and permanent. Patients with removable dentures and dental bridges must avoid certain types of food, such as sticky or hard foods. These foods are difficult to chew with removable restorations.
Because dental implants fix restorations in place, they improve bite function. You can enjoy normal biting and chewing, so you will not be self-conscious about eating around others.
Better Oral Health
If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, that void in your mouth can cause bone loss. You can also experience jaw problems. Our Plano, TX, periodontist office will recommend dental implants because they are the only option for missing teeth that stimulate the jaw bone.
Dental implants help stimulate bone growth. This will prevent early-onset bone loss. Dental implants also do not require reducing your healthy, surrounding teeth, as a dental bridge does.
With dental implants, there is no need to worry about your removable restoration slipping around. Slipping restorations can fall out of your mouth and cause mumbling and slurred speech. That constant worry about removable restorations can make you feel uncomfortable in public or around others.
Dental implants keep restorations in place and improve speech. With dental implants, you can pronounce certain sounds you couldn’t pronounce before. Patients often find pronouncing “ch” and “th” sounds easier with implant restorations.
Improved Smile Appearance
A face without teeth will appear sunken. Problems like facial sagging can add years to your appearance. Dental implants help keep the natural shape of your face and lower jaw area. This is because implants are the closest teeth replacement option to your natural teeth. Implant posts fuse to the jaw bone like a natural tooth root.
Crowns, bridges, and dentures secured by implants use tooth-colored porcelain materials. We match restorations’ shape, size, and shade to natural teeth. We can find the best restoration whether you have remaining natural teeth or all of your teeth missing.
Dental implants will blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. A dental implant looks, feels, fits, and functions naturally. Once your implants fully heal, they will feel comfortable in your mouth.
Other restorations like dentures rub on the gums. Over time, patients who wear removable dentures experience sore and irritated gum tissue. Gum problems are common in patients who wear dentures.
Implants act like tooth roots and use biocompatible materials. If you receive dental implants, you will not experience gum discomfort after they heal. Their restorations are a part of your smile, like natural teeth.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants in Plano, TX
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Dental Implants Process
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Types of Dental Implants
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- Zygoma Dental Implants
- Implant Dentures
- Single Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Many Missing Teeth
- Emergency Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Options
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Experience the full benefits of dental implants in Plano, TX. Call Dr. Bradley Dean for implant treatment today at (972) 666-1594. You may also request a dental implant consultation on our website. We want you to enjoy a natural-looking and long-lasting smile. If you have remaining questions about dental implants, contact our office.