January 21, 2017
When you’re living with a tooth that is missing or failing, it impacts your life in a number of ways. First, you may not be able to properly chew the healthy foods you once enjoyed, which means your nutrition suffers. Next, you may feel embarrassed talking or smiling in front of others because of your tooth, which causes your confidence to suffer. Did you know that your missing tooth also impacts your oral health? The good news is there are solutions, and Dr. Marco Caballeros wants you to know about dental implants in Carrollton.
Missing Teeth Affect Oral Health
When you’re living with a tooth that is failing or already missing, it’s a good idea to replace it as soon as possible. Without a root to support, your bone begins to deteriorate, which eventually eliminates the support system for your other teeth. Meanwhile, your healthy teeth will begin to shift into the open space left by your missing tooth. This increases your risk for fractures and it also causes bite misalignment, which can lead to painful jaw joint issues.
What is s Dental Implant?
Dental implants are by far the best replacement for a missing tooth that dentistry has to offer. The secret to their success lies in the fact that they replace both your root and your tooth. Dr. Caballeros will surgically place a titanium post into your jawbone that will naturally integrate with your bone over time. This creates a firm foundation for your new tooth, while also keeping your bone healthy and stimulated.
Your new tooth is comprised of a customized porcelain crown that Dr. Caballeros will design to complement your smile. Your implant crown offers all the function you had with your natural tooth and is also aesthetically pleasing. This means you’ll be back to eating, chewing, smiling, and taking in no time.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dr. Caballeros can determine if implants are right for you during and evaluation with some x-rays. While implants work for most patients, they do require enough healthy bone structure to support the implant, and that the patient is in good general health. If implants are not in your future, we’re happy to discuss other options for tooth replacement with you.
If you move forward, Dr. Caballeros is proud to offer comprehensive implant dentistry here at On Point Dentistry, which means we’ll handle all aspects of your procedure here at our office without having to refer you elsewhere for care.
Contact On Point Dentistry
Don’t let missing or failing teeth hold you back any longer! Contact our office today to schedule your implant consultation with Dr. Caballeros, your dentist in Carrollton.
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