In recent years, dental implants have become a go-to solution for replacing missing teeth. They enjoy an excellent success rate, and the range of available options provides dentists with several approaches to correcting each patient’s smile.
Although we do not place dental implants at Museum Smiles in Fort Worth, our dentist has become well-versed in restoring worn or damaged components.
If you previously received dental implants and need help bringing them back up to snuff, please call Museum Smiles at 817-870-5099 today.
Improving Cosmetics and Function
Dental implants are essential to restorative dentistry. These permanent prosthetics look and perform like natural teeth. They can be used to address a single problematic tooth or restore a full set of damaged teeth.
When a single tooth is lost, other nearby teeth may begin to shift, which can result in an unsightly appearance. In the past, dental bridges were the preferred method of cosmetic restoration. The potential downside to this solution is that surrounding teeth were sometimes damaged in order to support the prosthesis.
Why Implant Dentistry?
As an alternative, many patients now prefer dental implants as a means of improving cosmetic appearance and overall dental function following the loss of a tooth or teeth. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Better aesthetics: Since implants are placed in the gum similar to the way a natural tooth is supported, they offer a more realistic and natural look compared to other alternatives.
- Reduction of bone resorption: When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes. Placing an implant in that empty space significantly reduces the speed of bone resorption and provides stability for this valuable tissue.
- Retention: Patients who have experienced removable full or partial dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer a great improvement to denture retention for all patients. In some cases, the denture can be secured to a group of implants with special screws that stabilize the denture completely.
- Preserving natural tooth structure: An implant is mostly an independent unit and does not negatively affect the adjacent teeth.
When a patient at Museum Smiles needs a completely new dental implant, Dr. Audu will refer that person to a skilled colleague with specialized training in this procedure. A trained implant dentist can address the particular needs of each damaged smile.
If, on the other hand, a patient at Museum Smiles has a dental implant that simply needs to be fixed or adjusted, Dr. Audu will take an impression of that patient’s mouth and then use the customized imagery to improve the implant’s function and appearance.
When you need a dentist in Fort Worth who provides dental implant restoration, please contact Museum Smiles online or by telephone to schedule an appointment with Dr. Audu: 817-870-5099.