If you’ve been hiding a missing tooth out of embarrassment, you don’t have to keep it to yourself anymore. Many people have lost teeth, and it’s not always due to poor oral hygiene. No matter what the reason for your lost tooth or teeth, Dr. Mark Sowell at Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the treatment recommended by thousands of dentists and patients to restore your smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually replace your missing tooth with a prosthetic tooth. A titanium implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the root of the tooth. Then, a false tooth called a crown is mounted atop the implant. This crown is made to order by your dentist to blend in with your existing teeth, matching the hue and shape. Once the implant site has healed from the surgery, you can use and clean your new implant exactly as you would your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
As mentioned above, dental implants are used and cleaned just like your natural teeth, unlike other tooth replacement options like dentures. Since implants are permanently embedded in your jaw, there is no need to remove the implant to clean it or floss around it. You can still brush and floss normally, without the need to do any special maintenance. Implants also don’t slip when you talk or eat, unlike partial and full dentures. No one will know you have a dental implant unless you tell them.
How Do Dental Implants Keep My Mouth Healthy?
Implants can help you maintain your oral health as well as just helping your smile look healthier. When a permanent tooth is lost, and a gap in your smile exists, the jawbone tissue in those places can erode, causing your mouth to change shape. This can harm the structure of your mouth as well as the stability of your bite. Having an implant placed soon after losing a tooth can prevent this and preserve your jawbone’s structure, making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Plano, TX
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health as well as a way to restore your smile. Sensational Smiles, Dr. Sowell’s practice in Plano, is focused on the long term health and maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that helps you feel your best. Call (972) 382-6855 to schedule your free comprehensive consultation or contact us online to start restoring your smile and confidence today.