If you are missing one or more teeth, you should talk to your dentist about how to replace those teeth. There are many options available for replacing teeth, but one that has gained in popularity over the past several years are dental implants. At Mosaic Dentistry, we are pleased to offer dental implants as one of the many services we perform for our Cedar Park, TX, area patients.
Why It’s So Important to Replace Missing Teeth
It might be tempting to simply live with missing teeth. But if you don’t replace those teeth – or even just a single missing tooth – you may be inviting a myriad of other problems. When you lose a tooth, your other existing teeth will shift in place, trying to fill in the gap left behind by the missing tooth. When your teeth shift, it can throw your bite off, making it difficult or painful to chew food. It can also lead to jaw problems. In some extreme cases, missing teeth can even change the shape of your face! Fortunately, modern dental technology offers many solutions for patients with missing teeth, one of which is a dental implant.
What You Should Know about Dental Implants
A dental implant consists of an artificial tooth and an artificial tooth root. Your dentist will implant the root into your jawbone. After a certain period of time, the root will fuse to the bone. At that point, the artificial tooth will be affixed to the root. The process usually takes several months to complete, but many patients believe it’s worth the wait!
Benefits of Dental Implants
It’s easy to see why so many people have chosen dental implants to replace missing teeth when you consider some of the benefits:
- A dental implant looks and feels just like a normal tooth
- Because an implant is permanent and not removable, there are no issues with regard to poorly fitting artificial teeth or slippage (which is sometimes the case with partial dentures, for example)
- An implant requires no special care or cleaning – you can just brush and floss as you normally would
- Dental implants are extremely durable and often last for the lifetime of the patient
Contact Our Office Today for More Information
To find out more about dental implants, contact our office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout the Cedar Park, TX, area.