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You are not alone. Nearly 20 percent of us have one or more missing teeth that can be attributed to genetics, accidents, age, gum disease and other factors.
Dental implants are an excellent solution to replace missing teeth because they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. This is because the implant is placed in your jawbone mimicking the root of a tooth. Then, a beautiful, porcelain crown is placed on top of the implant, sitting as a tooth would with its root.
The result for you is a more attractive smile, easy eating, and decreased risk for health problems associated with missing teeth.
To learn if you are a candidate for dental implants, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dallas Implant Dentist, Dr. Marc Whitmore by calling 877-77-WHITMORE (877-779-4486).
Missing teeth can cause significant oral health problems. Medical research published by The National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, and Stanford University concur. Missing teeth increase risk for periodontal (gum) disease, which is associated with:
Furthermore, without one or more teeth in place, your remaining teeth shift to fill in gaps resulting in poor bite alignment. A misaligned bite may lead to headaches, jaw problems, bone degeneration and additional tooth loss.
There are solutions to correct the problem of missing teeth. The most effective option to replace missing teeth is dental implants.
During your visit, Dr. Whitmore talks with you about your health, explains the implant process and provides you with information about dental implants and alternative options to suit your unique needs. You leave the visit with a clear understanding of recommendations for treatment, and the cost for the care you need.
There are several benefits to replacing missing teeth with dental implants. These include:
In addition to these benefits, dental implants are durable and easily maintained. When taken care of using your normal daily brushing and flossing routine, dental implants can last a lifetime.
To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, please call our Patient Care Coordinator, Janet at 972-985-1580.
Dental implants are the only option that replaces both your missing tooth and root. Dental implants are made of titanium. They are inserted into your jawbone via a small titanium post called an abutment. This holds the dental crown, which serves as your prosthetic tooth. Over time, the implant fuses with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This allows the implant to function as a natural tooth root.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth. They can also be used to support dentures that replace an entire row of teeth.