If you have missing teeth, or teeth that will soon be removed via extraction, dental implants are the most natural-looking solution for restoring confidence in your smile! They are custom made, and also function the same as natural teeth. With dental implants, your friends and family won’t know the difference.
Dental implants are permanent fixtures for your teeth that replicate tooth roots. Typically made from titanium, implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. As they heal, the implants will fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration.
Following dental surgery, the implants will be covered with dental crowns that can be shaped and colored to appear the same as your original teeth, blending in seamlessly.
There are several issues that can develop from missing teeth other than gaps in your smile. Over time, your teeth will shift toward the empty spaces, realigning your teeth and changing your facial structure. Your speech and chewing ability may even be affected.
You may also increase your risk of gum disease if teeth are allowed to shift, creating small pockets in your gums for bacteria to collect and infect gum tissue.
You can have a brand new smile with the help of our dedicated Hollytree Dental team. Would you like to learn more about our services in dental implants? Contact our office in Tyler, Texas today to make an appointment.