Are you self-conscious about your missing teeth? Many people are missing teeth for many different reasons, not just because of poor oral hygiene. Regardless of how you’ve lost your teeth, Dr. Mark Sowell at Sensational Smiles can help you boost your confidence by restoring your smile with dental implants in Plano, TX. Here you can learn more about dental implants and how they can improve your oral health and confidence in your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth at the root. They are surgically implanted into the jawbone and capped off by a dental crown that blends in with existing teeth. Once the dental implants are healed, they can be used just like natural teeth.
Unlike traditional removable options such as bridges and dentures, dental implants look and function like natural teeth. Because dental implants are permanently fused to the jawbone, they do not need to be removed for cleaning or maintenance visits to the dentist. Dental implants are brushed and flossed alongside your natural teeth. It is also unlikely that other people will be aware you have a dental implant unless you tell them. Additionally, it is surprisingly simple to care for and maintain dental implants. We recommend that patients brush and floss twice a day, and receive regular dental checkups to keep their implants clean.
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.
Receive Dental Implant Treatment in Plano, TX
Dental implants are a boost for your self-confidence and your overall oral health. At Sensational Smiles, Dr. Sowell helps his patients fill gaps in their smiles with implants and implant-secured restorations. Request a dental consultation online with Dr. Sowell or call (972) 382-6855. Please let Dr. Sowell know if you have any specific questions about your implant treatment. He will always be happy to assist you.