How Dental Implants Can Change Your Smile

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Dental implants are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. These oral prosthetics restore the appearance of lost teeth and replace their roots. As a result, the wearer gets to avoid the bone tissue loss that normally occurs after a tooth falls out.

Dental implants restore smiles

The appearance of a person's smile is one of their most important physical attributes. It is one of the first things people notice when interacting with others.

Implants are the closest thing to a real tooth because they replace the lost tooth and its root. The implant is inserted in the patient's jaw and given up to six months to fuse with the bone tissue holding it in place. The process is completed by attaching a crown to the implant. An abutment might be used to connect the implant and the crown.

There are reasons that a growing number of people are choosing implants to replace their missing teeth:

  • Implants look and feel natural when being worn, so people cannot tell that the patient has an artificial tooth
  • Implants are a permanent solution that can last a lifetime; the crown that is attached to the implant can last up to 25 years with good oral hygiene
  • Implants do not require special cleaning, just good oral hygiene
  • Implants prevent the remaining real teeth from shifting toward the hole created by the missing tooth
  • Patients get a missing tooth solution that lets them go back to the oral hygiene routine they had before they lost a tooth
  • Other tooth replacement options like dentures require special daily maintenance 
  • Implants are firmly secured in the jaw, which prevents the oral prosthetic from moving in the mouth; as a result, the patient's speech is not hindered by their artificial teeth and they do not have to worry about them falling out, as is the case with dentures
  • People who wear implants are able to enjoy all their favorite foods

The process of getting dental implants

Getting dental implants starts with a consultation with a dentist like {{DOCTOR}}. They will go over the patient's dental and health history to make sure the person is healthy enough for oral surgery. The dentist will also go over any habits the patient has that might affect how quickly they recover. The patient will be evaluated to check if they have enough jawbone tissue for the prosthetic.

The implant will be installed during the second appointment, then given time to fuse with the jaw, about six months. After that period, a crown is fitted to the implant to complete the treatment.

Replace your missing teeth with implants

Call us or visit our Lubbock clinic to learn more about how dental implants can change your smile. Feel free to ask any questions you may have dental implants or other dental procedures. We are here to help!

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