Do you have missing teeth? You may notice that chewing hurts and it’s difficult to speak clearly. But the greater problem is the effect that tooth loss has on your confidence.
If you want to replace a missing tooth in Azle, TX, today you have more options than ever. At Eagle Mountain Family Dental, we recommend dental implants because they are the healthiest tooth replacement solution available today.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a full standalone replacement tooth. We can use dental implants to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
An implant consists of an artificial titanium root that looks like a tiny screw. Dr. Kyle Reeves places the dental implant in your jaw during an in-office procedure that takes about an hour. Since we want your implant to work like a natural tooth root, we need to give it time to heal in your jaw. As it does, the implant and surrounding bone and tissue fuse together.
Once the implant heals, Dr. Reeves will attach a dental crown, bridge, or denture that is the part of the implant you see when you smile.
Why Does Dr. Reeves Recommend Dental Implants?
Dentists today consider dental implants to be the “gold standard” for tooth replacement. The reason is that an implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth in terms of function, fit, and appearance.
The implant post is the secret to the success of dental implants. Since it becomes part of your jaw structure, it is every bit as stable as a natural tooth root.
That benefits you because you have a replacement tooth that looks and works just like a natural tooth. But another important benefit is that a dental implant helps stop bone loss in your jaw that is common after you lose a tooth.
The roots of your teeth don’t just hold your teeth in place; they keep your jawbone healthy and strong. When you lose a tooth, the bone starts to break down. If enough bone is lost, it can threaten the stability of neighboring teeth, which can result in further tooth loss.
Is a Dental Implant a Good Option for Me?
If you lost one or more teeth and are healthy enough for oral surgery, you may be a candidate for dental implants in Azle, TX. But there must be enough strong, healthy bone in your jaw to hold the implant securely in place.
Even if we find that there’s not enough bone, Dr. Reeves can perform a procedure called bone grafting. We use bone from another part of your body to create a graft that builds up the bone in the area of your jaw where we want to place the dental implant.
Please Call Us to Learn More about Dental Implants
Dr. Reeves wants you to know that you have choices when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are an excellent solution, but they’re not the only solution. During your consultation appointment, we will explain all your other options including dental crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures.
Please call Eagle Mountain Family Dental at (817) 270-4746 to get started.