If you are missing teeth due to trauma, decay, or any other reason, it’s important to replace them in order to keep the integrity of your oral health in good standing. The best and most permanent way to replace missing tooth is a dental implant from your West Fort Worth, TX dentists at White Settlement Family Dentistry.
A dental implant is a small screw-like post that is surgically placed into your jaw. The post is made of biocompatible titanium so that it fuses with the jaw once it heals. This post, or implant, acts as the root for your new crown (replacement tooth). Your new dental implant will fit right in with your other teeth and feel great too!
It’s important to replace a missing tooth because certain aspects of your oral health will be affected. For example, your gums will recede in the area, your other teeth will move into the area and cause crookedness, and your tooth-supporting bone will naturally deteriorate. Dental implants will jeep your gums and jawbone healthy. Dental implants have a 95% success rate and will keep your smile full!
There are three primary tooth replacement options that White Settlement Family Dentistry offers: single tooth replacements, multi-tooth replacements, and implant-supported dentures. Depending upon the number of missing teeth, certain implant options will be superior to others:
Your dental implant will stay healthy as long as you brush and floss daily. Treat it just like the rest of your teeth with routine oral healthcare and your dental implant will last a lifetime!