If your car broke down, you could replace it with a bicycle to get where you need to go for a bit in Frisco, but how long would a bicycle last you, and would it work under all circumstances such as rain, snow, and high temperatures? You may be wondering what that has to do with dentistry but bear with us a bit longer. After a time, riding your bike everywhere you need to go may not be the best option, your bike does not work like your car, offer you the same protection, or function optimally for you for all of the things you need to do.
The same can be said for some tooth replacement option. While crowns and dentures could work just fine for you for a few years, over time, you may see that they need to be repaired or replaced to get the job done for biting and chewing. You may also find that they don’t work out for your under all conditions or circumstances. You may see that your best option for tooth or teeth replacement is a dental implant instead. Find out more about dental implants from Millennium Smiles in this blog.
Dental implants are a surgical tooth replacement option designed to help restore smiles. During the implant procedure, a small rod is implanted into the jaw. This rod helps to encourage bone growth and over time, will fully integrate into the jaw bone.
This portion of the implant procedure takes several months, and once completed, an abutment is placed on the rod, and then topped with an artificial tooth known as a crown. This crown is made of highly-durable material such as porcelain or zirconium. Once completed, your implant will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
Like we said, dental implants are both durable and perform like natural teeth. This makes them ideal for tooth replacement. They also last a very long time, with proper oral hygiene care.
Dental implants can be used in most cases to replace a missing tooth or teeth, but there are a few caveats to having the procedure. One thing to consider is the health of the gum tissue and the jawbone and whether or not the area will support a dental implant. Learn about treatment options to prepare the area and if dental implants are right for you by calling Millennium Smiles in Frisco, Texas, call us today for more information.