When you lose a tooth, it creates a domino effect of issues for your oral health. Even losing one tooth can increase your chance of bone loss, infection, and further tooth loss. Replacing missing teeth can help reduce your risk of developing certain dental concerns and improve your overall confidence.
Plano cosmetic dentist Dr. Mark Sowell offers advanced, high-quality solutions for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants. Dental implants are one of the most successful tooth replacement options that dentistry has to offer.
As a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Dr. Sowell is fully trained in both the surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry. Dr. Sowell works with each patient every step of the way to ensure their cosmetic and oral health needs are met. During your consultation, Dr. Sowell can perform a comprehensive exam to determine if dental implants are right for you. To learn more about your options, visit our Plano, TX dentist office.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants may be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Depending on the location and number of missing teeth, Dr. Sowell may recommend a denture, dental bridge, or crown to restore your smile. Dental implants are used to secure a custom-designed restoration.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Dental implants help prevent further bone loss. When you lose a tooth the bone around the tooth begins to deteriorate. Like a muscle, the bone needs to be constantly stimulated. A dental implant replaces the tooth root which helps stimulate the bone in the jaw and encourages natural bone growth.
- Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants help improve the bite and chewing function. Patients won’t need to worry about slippage and can speak, eat, and drink without restriction.
- Dental implants can prevent facial sagging. Facial sagging may occur when the bone density is lost in the jaw. Dental implants can help encourage natural bone growth and prevent facial sagging.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, visit our Plano dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call (972) 382-6855 or request an appointment online.