Why Dental Implants?


a patient smiling about her dental implants from Lubbock, TX
When you lose teeth, it is important that they are replaced right away. At High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we offer dental implants as a treatment for giving you back the teeth that you have lost. Dental implants are a modern alternative to bridges and dentures. This unique treatment requires a surgical procedure during which titanium posts are placed directly into your jawbone. Your bone then fuses to the posts, integrating them into the jaw and turning them into strong, stable supports for replacement crowns. Despite requiring surgery and several months of healing, dental implants provide numerous benefits that make them an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth.

Meeting Your Needs

Dental implants are a very versatile treatment for replacing missing teeth. They can be used whether you are missing a single tooth or you are missing numerous teeth. There are also implant options for those who are missing a full arch of teeth but do not have the bone mass necessary to support a typical full arch restoration. An initial consultation will help us to determine the best course of action to meet your specific needs.

Eat What You Love

Dental implants are strong and stable. When successfully integrated into the jaw, they will not wiggle, come loose, or fall out. Your replacement teeth restore your ability to bite and chew all of your favorite foods once again. Not only that but with proper chewing restored, your digestion is improved. Your body is more easily able to absorb essential nutrients that it needs, improving your overall nutrition.

Speak Normally Again

Your teeth control airflow when you speak. Without them, you can develop a lisp. When you lose a significant number of teeth, it can become even more difficult to speak properly and can make it harder for others to understand you. Dental implants completely restore your ability to speak properly. You also will not have to worry about getting used to restoration in your mouth like you would with dentures. The crowns of dental implants feel completely natural.

Regain Your Smile

One of the most obvious effects of tooth loss is the impact that it has on your smile and your confidence. The crowns of dental implants are made from ceramic. This material looks exactly like your natural teeth, mimicking many of the properties of real teeth. Ceramic can be stained and finished to perfectly match the color of your remaining teeth. The material also reflects light like enamel. These properties make it impossible for anyone, even you, to tell the difference between the restorations and your natural teeth.

Keep Your Jaw Strong and Healthy

Traditional treatments for tooth loss replace the functions of your missing teeth and even restore your smile. However, they cannot stop bone loss in your jaw. As a result, the bone continues to weaken, and your jaw changes shape, resulting in the need for periodic replacement. Dental implants are different. The titanium posts that are implanted into your jaw stimulate the bone just like the roots of your natural teeth. This stops and prevents bone loss, helping to keep your jaw strong and healthy. Dental implants require a more involved, invasive procedure, but the benefits they offer vastly outweigh these downsides. For more information, and to find out if dental implants are right for you, call High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry today at (806) 686-1366.
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