If it has been a long time since you last visited the dentist, or you have never needed to have one or more teeth replaced, dental implants may sound confusing. In this blog entry, we will discuss some of the basics you need to know about these incredible new developments.
If you think that you may be a candidate for dental implants, or you need any other kind of dental care, including an exam, X-rays, teeth cleanings, or root canals, Mesquite Dental & Implant Center has the experience and skills to help you make your ideal smile a reality. Contact us today for more information about dental implants or to set up an appointment.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are any kind of implant that takes the place of a real tooth that has been lost or is too damaged to be saved. Mesquite Dental & Implant Center can fashion and implant a single tooth or a number of them at the same time. We use the newest materials and methods to ensure a perfect fit that looks and feels as close to your real teeth as possible.
How Are Dental Implants Attached?
Some dental implants take the form of teeth attached to specially designed and built retainers, while others are attached to your jaw bone with titanium screws. The type of dental implant you need will depend on the location of missing or damaged teeth, as well as bone loss and other factors. After performing a thorough examination, the dentist will be able to discuss particular options with you.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a wide range of benefits, including an improved appearance, speech improvements, and better oral health. While improving speech and oral health may seem to be the most important benefits, we should not downplay the importance of improved looks. If someone has a less-than-perfect smile, they are less likely to smile, which can alienate them from other people and make them feel as if they aren’t a part of their social circles. Giving someone back their confidence can have tremendous health benefits outside of better oral health.
Dental implants are superior to other tooth replacement options like dentures because they fit better, they don’t slide around, and they can help slow bone loss. Dentures also make speaking and eating difficult because they do not feel like real teeth, which means that your body has a difficult time accommodating and working around them.
Are you interested in learning about how dental implants can enhance and improve your life? Call Mesquite Dental & Implant Center today. We would love to set up an appointment for you to come in and talk to the dentist about what you would like your teeth to look like. If you have dental anxiety, we can help make your experience much more comfortable with sedation dentistry. We will do everything we can to help you feel safe and cared for when you are a patient at our practice, so call us today to learn about the ways that dental implants can make your life better.