Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your missing teeth. Many people are missing teeth for many different reasons, not just because of poor oral hygiene. No matter how or why you’ve lost your teeth, Dr. Mark Sowell at Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX can help you boost your confidence by restoring your smile with dental implants, the preferred tooth restoration treatment.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are actually prosthetics that replace your missing tooth. A metal implant is surgically implanted into your jawbone tissue and replaces the tooth’s root. Then, an artificial tooth called a crown is mounted atop the implant, and this crown blends in with your existing teeth. Once you have healed from the placement surgery, you can use your new implant exactly the same way as you would with your natural teeth.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants look, feel, function like and only require the same maintenance as your natural teeth. Since dental implants are permanently embedded in your jaw, they never need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance. They are brushed and flossed alongside your natural teeth and it’s likely that nobody will be aware you have an implant unless you tell them.
Implants benefit your overall oral health too. When a permanent tooth is missing, jawbone and gum tissues in the gap where the missing tooth once lived can recede, causing the shape and the structure of your mouth to change and altering the stability of your bite. Your mouth can even begin to appear sunken.
How to Care For and Clean Implants
It’s surprisingly simple to care for dental implants as their care and maintenance is just like taking care of your natural teeth. Simply follow these basic oral health recommendations:
- Brush your teeth after meals or at least twice daily
- Floss at least 1x daily
- Seek treatment for any tooth grinding or clenching issues you may have
- Get regular professional check-ups and cleanings
Dental Implants in Plano, TX
Dental implants are a boost for your self-confidence and your overall oral health. Sensational Smiles, Dr. Sowell’s practice in Plano, is focused on the long term maintenance of your implants to provide the best possible quality of life. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or call (972) 382-6855 to start restoring your smile and confidence today.