Dental implants are high-quality treatments that restore the full appearance and function of teeth. Implants can restore single missing teeth or all of the teeth in the mouth. At Marshall Family Dental, we want patients with missing teeth to learn the benefits of treatment with dental implants in our Marshall, TX office. Implants can make a difference in the smile, increasing patients’ confidence and allowing them to eat the foods they enjoy.
The Benefits of Dental Implants in Marshall, TX
There are many advantages to choosing dental implants or implant-supported restorations. Dental implant treatment:
The most noticeable benefit of dental implants is their appearance. Implants can secure dental crowns, bridges, and dentures that use false teeth that blend in with the smile. We work with dental labs that can create restorations out of tooth-colored porcelain. Before we provide patients with permanent restorations, we take scans of their smiles to ensure that the restorations match the natural shape and shade of teeth. This custom, natural look is especially helpful if patients receive crowns or bridges, as their new teeth blend in seamlessly.
Prevents Bone Loss
Dental implants restore teeth at the root. In fact, implants are often seen as replacement tooth roots because we secure implants at the jaw bone. Once the dental implants fuse with the jaw bone, they restore the tooth root. Single implants and implant-secured restorations support the natural bone and prevent bone loss. Patients who do not receive an implant restoration soon enough can encounter bone resorption. The body resorbs the jaw bone if there is no root to provide support.
Improves Biting and Chewing
Other common restorations, like removable dentures, make it difficult to eat hard and crunchy foods. This is because they do not support the teeth at the root. Once implants heal, they act like tooth roots, providing full support to false teeth and allowing patients to bite and chew comfortably. Patients can eat hard, crunchy, and sticky foods they love without dietary restrictions.
Prevents Facial Sagging
Facial sagging is a common physical effect of losing bone as a result of missing teeth. When you lose jaw bone tissue, your face can sag, aging your appearance. Since implants act as tooth roots, they help support the jaw bone. Bone grafting, in addition to implant treatment, can create more volume in the jaw and the lower face.
Dental implants offer a stable foundation and support for false teeth. Unlike removable dentures, implant-supported restorations stay in place and do not slip. With dentures, patients may find it difficult to speak clearly. Implant-secured crowns, bridges, and dentures fill gaps in the smile. Dental implants allow patients with multiple missing teeth, in particular, to pronounce sounds that they may not have been able to pronounce with missing teeth.
Restore Your Smile Today
Do you have any questions about implant treatment? Contact Marshall Family Dental today at 903-437-8048. You may also schedule a dental appointment with us on our website. Please let us know if you have any questions about dental implants; we’re here to help.