Prosthetic Dental Implants
Like dental bridges and dentures, dental implants restore smiles that have lost one or more teeth. They are unique, however, in that implant posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone, taking the place of the roots that supported your missing teeth. Dental implants are biocompatible, and your jawbone accepts and fuses to the titanium posts as it heals following implant placement surgery. Once they are secured in place, they can support an appropriate prosthesis to effectively rebuild your smile and dentition.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Implant posts provide lifelike support for your dental crown, bridge, or denture, matched only by the stability of your healthy natural teeth and their roots. The improved stability means biting and chewing with your replacement teeth will feel more secure and comfortable than ever before.
- By fusing to the implant posts, your jawbone regains an important source of stimulation when you bite and chew. Teeth roots and dental implants promote a healthy flow of nutrient-rich blood to the jawbone when stimulated by biting and chewing, which in turn keeps your jawbone strong and healthy enough to continue supporting them.
- Aside from retaining the rest of your natural teeth for longer, keeping your jawbone healthy also helps maintain proper support for your surrounding facial structures (i.e., cheek bones, dental ridges, etc.). This support reduces the risk of facial collapse in later years – a condition that results from a gradually-deteriorating jawbone due to prolonged tooth loss.
- Because implant posts become a part of your jawbone’s anatomy, they can last for life with proper care and maintenance. If your crown, bridge, or denture becomes worn and needs replacement, your new prosthesis can be fitted attached to the existing implant posts and abutments.
Do You Qualify for Dental Implants
To find out if you qualify for dental implants to replace your lost tooth or teeth, schedule a visit by calling Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We’re open every Sunday by appointment only, and we proudly serve patients from around the DFW area, including Dallas, Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.