Thanks to the great changes that have been made in modern dentistry, your dentist can replace missing teeth with the next best thing to your natural teeth: dental implants.
Believe it or not, dental implants actually look and feel like your permanent teeth. You may still have some questions about dental implants in Frisco and your dentist is here to help you through the process.
Are dental implants as strong as your natural teeth?
Many patients may not know that dental implants can sometimes be even more strong than your natural teeth! Dental implants provide full functionality and stability. Patients can enjoy all their favorite foods with teeth that look and perform like permanent teeth, but can last longer when cared for properly. The implants are made of metal—usually biocompatible titanium—and are fused directly to your jawbone.
Can you remove your dental implants?
Unlike dentures, dental implants are surgically placed within your jawbone for increased stability. They allow your teeth to be replaced in a way that is most consistent with natural teeth. If you hear the term removable implants it is likely referring to a removable implant-retained denture that can snap on and off to your dental implants.
Why are dental implants better than other restorative procedures?
There are many reasons why dental implants are the best restorative option for patients missing teeth including:
Restored Jawbone Density
When you have missing teeth for an extended period of time, your jawbone can deteriorate and cause more teeth to fall out. Dental implants can make you look and feel younger by replenishing the health of your jawbone.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Again
When you lose teeth, you are forced to eat soft foods that are easier to chew, rather than enjoying foods that healthier for you (and probably taste better). After all, your jaws need the correct nutrients to stay strong and healthy through proper diet and exercise (chewing crunchy foods keeps your jawbone strong).
Prevent Larger Health Problems
Osteoporosis can be reversed with dental implants. The jawbone is one of the first places osteoporosis is noticed in most cases. Dental implants help us to chew the healthy foods we need to maintain healthy lifestyles and avoid osteoporosis and other health problems.
Are dental implants painful?
Conventional methods of anesthesia and sedation dentistry can both be used during the procedure to ensure that you have a comfortable experience. After the procedure, you may experience soreness during your healing period, but your dentist in Frisco is here for you every step of the way. Your dentist can provide prescribed medication to help relieve soreness and discomfort during your healing period.
Are dental implants right for me?
The ideal dental implant patient has missing teeth and:
- Has healthy teeth and gums.
- Has sufficient jawbone density.
- Practices good oral hygiene.
- Is a non-smoker or willing to stop smoking during the dental implant process.
- Is committed to the time it takes to heal from dental implants (varies from patient to patient).
- Do not suffer from medical disorders that slow the body’s healing process.
If you’re considering this form of restorative dentistry, ask your dentist about dental implants and the procedure.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Brett Amedro is sure to incorporate the newest, modern dental technologies to provide comfortable, convenient dental experiences. That includes dental implants! Dr. Amedro uses an advanced x-rays system, places dental implants so that you don’t have to visit another specialist to have your implant placed. If you would like to visit Dr. Amedro, call our Ten Mile Dental office at (970) 668-1010.