When you look in the mirror, does your focus turn to an empty space in your smile? You are not alone as more than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. This probably caused you to develop insecurities about your appearance while you also notice changes to your quality of life. You now have difficulty chewing your favorite foods and you may not speak as clearly as before. However, the complications of tooth loss extend further than just what you see on the surface. You will also start to lose density of your jawbone. To stop the challenges and to restore your confidence, you need an effective form of tooth replacement. Dental implants in Carrollton are the solution you need for a complete smile.
Stop the Complications of Tooth Loss
Every tooth in your mouth has an important role in your oral functions and health. When even one is lost, new challenges arise. You may have to start avoiding certain foods because they are too difficult to chew, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies as time goes on. In addition, you may have trouble speaking as your words become slurred or mumbled from the empty space.
Your oral health will start to decline as your remaining natural teeth lose support. The jawbone will begin to lose density, causing them to shift toward the open space. Over time, this can lead to alignment problems while also increasing your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.
By receiving dental implants from your dentist in Carrollton, you can stop the complications of tooth loss to improve your confidence, quality of life, and oral health.
Benefit from Dental Implants
After performing an initial consultation, a comprehensive treatment plan is developed. During the first stage of the procedure, a biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the tooth root.
As the body fuses to the post, it can help to stop bone loss in the jaw while also providing a secure foundation for the replacement tooth. In fact, you will have an increased biting force of over 70% when compared to more traditional options.
After the jawbone has healed, an abutment is attached to the post, which acts as a connector piece between the post and the crown. In a couple of weeks, a custom-made restoration is connected to the abutment to fill the empty space.
Get a Complete Smile Today
Dental implants can offer a long-term solution to replace your missing teeth with over a 95% success rate. If you are ready to invest in your oral health, confidence, and quality of life, it is time to see if they are the right option for you.
About Dr. Marc Dandois
Dr. Marc Dandois has more than 30 years of experience providing complete dental services. Supported by extensive training and qualifications, he offers many areas of specialty, including sedation dentistry and dental implants. If you have any questions about your tooth replacement options, please contact our office today to speak with Dr. Dandois.