Many of our patients can benefit from the “best” in tooth replacement … with dental implants!
While severe tooth loss affects around 12% of our neighbors in Texas, many common conditions that lead to irreparable damage can be avoided. Moreover, our kind and talented team inDentoncan rebuild teeth from the roots upward. With dental implants, a single tooth or all of your teeth may be replaced in a way that replicates the design of natural teeth. This approach to designing prosthetic teeth helps to support the most natural appearance and feel in the mouth. Furthermore, implant-supported prosthetic teeth are incredibly strong and facilitate natural chewing, speech, and other day-to-day functions.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.
Also, Favero Family Dental transcends “run-of-the-mill” dentistry. Our team, led by dentists Dr. Stephen Blake Favero and Dr. Khourschid Favero, offer many modern options for dental implants. So, we are able to treat many more types of patients with this highly sought-after alternative to conventional bridges, partials, and full dentures.
The beauty and strength of implant teeth
Implants are small cylindrical posts made from a biocompatible material, such as medical-grade titanium. Due to these features, when positioned in the jaw perfectly by Dr. Khourschid Favero or Dr. Stephen Blake Favero, the implant naturally joins or integrates into the surrounding bony tissue. When connected to the prosthetic teeth, implants can stabilize, retain, or support these replacements. This approach further facilitates several unique benefits, including:
- Since the tooth is anchored or “rooted” in the jaw, embarrassing or uncomfortable slip-ups associated with ill-fitting traditional dentures are avoided.
- Attractive form (aesthetics) and natural function flow from the design of the implant-retained teeth, which mimic natural tooth structure by accounting for supportive components (such as tooth roots).
- Implant-retained prosthetic teeth also help to maintain bone in the jaw, which might otherwise be lost to resorption due to “atrophy.” When you do not have teeth in the jaws, the surrounding bone does not get the stimulation needed to be strong and function as intended.
- Accordingly, the shape and structure of your face remain unchanged as bone loss is either prevented or halted.
Implants present a conservative or tooth-preserving alternative to dental bridges, which require at least some healthy structure to be removed from remaining teeth due to the design of a bridge. The prosthetic depends on the neighboring teeth for its strength. So, these “anchor teeth” are crowned to hold up the replacement tooth. The natural tooth is reduced to make room for crowns. There is no need to alter otherwise healthy teeth with implants. The prosthetics derive strength from components (implants) positioned in the jawbone. We only add to the mouth’s structure; our team does not take away.
Additionally, implants can last a lifetime with no unusual “maintenance.” Simply, care for your new teeth like you would your natural teeth. As referenced, many of our patients at Favero Family Dental can enjoy these myriad benefits. We provide options such as mini implants. These smaller-sized implants allow patients with bone loss to successfully receive such artificial tooth roots without the need for more invasive surgical procedures (such as grafting) to build up bone in the jaw before the surgical placement of each implant.
We welcome your questions! Call our office in Denton, TX, at (940) 566-2847 today.