If you have a missing tooth—to say nothing of having several missing teeth—then you are familiar with the challenges and difficulties this can cause. First and most obvious is the effect missing teeth have on your appearance. That gaping hole can leave a person reluctant to smile. Moreover, your speech can be altered by the absence of just one tooth. Missing teeth can negatively impact your oral and general health, as well. Gum disease, tooth decay and shifting teeth are more likely with missing teeth, and difficulty chewing can make eating a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables more difficult. The importance of tooth replacement is, therefore, undeniable. And while you have a number of tooth replacement options, the most natural looking and functioning is a dental implant. Dr. Jasmine Coleman at Summer Creek Dentistry in Ft. Worth, TX, offers dental implants 76123 and surrounding zip codes can depend on to rejuvenate smiles and health.
What is a Dental Implant?
Unlike other tooth replacement alternatives that only replace the crown of a missing tooth, a dental implant restores a tooth from root to crown. As such, it is the most lifelike replacement both in appearance and function.
A dental implant is actually comprised of two parts. The first is a titanium post that acts much like the root of a natural tooth. The post is surgically implanted in your jawbone beneath the gap of a missing tooth. With time, the post and surrounding bone tissue fuse together forming a solid foundation and healthful relationship—the bone holds the post in place and the post prevents bone deterioration. Dental implants can be used to restore one missing tooth or they can be placed along an entire arch to secure a bridge, partial or full denture.
Once healed, Dr. Coleman restores the crown of your tooth by attaching a porcelain crown on another prosthetic device.
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To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, call Summer Creek Dentistry. We’re proud to serve patients from Fort Worth, TX, Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Benbrook, Burleson, and all surrounding cities.