If you are located in Marshall, TX, or the surrounding area and are experiencing pain, loss of teeth, or general bone loss, ask us about dental implants. Dental implants are excellent replacements for lost and missing teeth.
Implants secure false teeth to restore the appearance and function of the smile. A dental implant consists of a titanium post, abutment, and crown. However, multiple dental implants can also secure dental bridges or dentures.
Dental Implants in Marshall, TX
Implants provide many advantages for patients missing one or more teeth. Dental implants can:
- Improve speech
- Prevent facial sagging
- Reduce the chance of decay
- Preserve natural bone
- Improve biting and chewing
Replacing missing teeth can prevent dental problems later on, including:
- Gum recession
- Tooth decay
- Shifting teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Jaw bone loss
Please get in touch with our office if you experience difficulties and increased oral health problems because of your missing teeth. We will thoroughly examine your smile to determine which implant treatment is right for your smile.
Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Before implant treatment, we need to ensure you are a good candidate for implant surgery. We must ensure your jawbone is strong enough to support the implant posts. If you do not have sufficient jaw bone, we will recommend bone grafting. We can also provide sinus lifts and ridge augmentations.
Our team may also recommend periodontal therapy if you have signs of gum disease. Gum disease leads to gum recession, affecting the tissues that support the teeth. We can begin implant treatment once patients have good oral health and enough bone to support the implant posts.
Can Dental Implants Fail?
Dental implants typically fail if patients smoke or develop gum disease or tooth decay during the implant process. Nicotine restricts the blood vessels, which makes it difficult for the implants to heal. Dental or gum infections can also cause implant failure, as they impact adjacent teeth’ stability or the gum tissue’s health.
The Dental Implant Process
Once we ensure that patients are ready for implants, we will schedule the surgery. We insert the titanium implant post in the jaw bone beneath the gums during implant treatment. We may place one or more implants depending on your needs.
Our office can provide single dental implants to secure a dental crown or multiple implants for dental bridges or dentures. Over several months, the implant post with fuse with the jaw bone. Once the implants heal, we place the crown, bridge, or denture.
You can care for your implants similarly to your natural teeth. When brushing, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. We can recommend different types of floss, like threaders or water flossers, that can help you if you have dentures and want a better clean.
Our Implant Services
Learn more about different implant treatments and aspects of implant treatment, including their benefits for your smile:
Restore Missing Teeth Today
Do you have missing teeth? Are you looking for a lasting, natural-looking restoration? Call Marshall Family Dental for implant dentistry today at 903-437-8048. You can also request a dental consultation with us online.