Whether it happens because of age, injury, or decay, losing a tooth is a devastating event. Not only does it hurt your oral health, but it can also badly damage your self-confidence, making it hard to even share your smile with those around you without feeling ashamed. If you are struggling with gaps in your smile, please do not hesitate to visit Dr. Heather Martinson at her Arlington, TX practice. Our team always strives to provide patients with the most seamless, high-quality treatment solutions available, which is why we strongly recommend dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures and bridges, implants can give you back a truly healthy smile that feels completely natural and looks gorgeous.
How do dental implants work?
When a natural tooth is lost, you are not only missing the crown (the white, visible portion above the gums that shows when you smile) – the root is also gone, which is what stimulates your jawbone and soft tissue, keeping the area full and healthy. Dental implants are the only reconstructive solution that replicates this entire structure, creating a solid foundation that promises valuable oral health benefits while also laying the groundwork for a lifelike restoration that will blend in so well with your existing smile that you may forget it is not natural after a while.
The first step toward repairing your smile with dental implants is to have the small, titanium posts surgically placed. Dr. Martinson works alongside trusted specialists to handle this portion of the procedure. Then, once the new implants have had enough time to fuse with the bone tissue inside your mouth and heal, you will return to have your brand-new crown placed on top, completing your new look. Implant-supported dentures and bridges are also available!
Some additional benefits of choosing dental implants include:
- Many patients who wear traditional tooth replacement options experience severe bone loss in the jaw, which can lead to a hunched facial appearance later in life. By integrating directly with the jaw, implants are able to keep the area full and healthy, allowing you to smile confidently for years to come.
- Implants allow teeth to be replaced without sacrificing the health of nearby teeth.
- Patients do not have to make any changes to their diet or oral hygiene routine to accommodate implants. They can be treated just like regular teeth.
- Dental implants have a high rate of success, and if cared for properly, they can often last for the rest of your life!
Dr. Martinson and her dedicated team work hard to build relationships with patients that are built on trust, support, and genuinely valuable dental care that is never rushed. We hope you will choose to trust your smile in our hands as well. Contact us today if you have any questions, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment!