Dental Implants in Huston
Missing teeth used to mean a permanent end to the normal look and feel of the smile. People could never regain complete function to their smiles, and this hardship caused regret and discomfort. Limited chewing function impacted diet choices and gaps in smiles could create feelings of inferiority. Pronunciation can also be affected from the loss of teeth.
Disadvantages of Traditional Restorations
Traditional tooth replacements rely on dentures that rest on the tops of gums. These prosthetics are only able to restore limited function to smiles, and they have several disadvantages:
- Adhesive paste must be used to secure them onto the gums.
- Slippage of dentures is a constant fear and nuisance.
- Dentures rub fragile soft oral tissues, causing painful sores.
- Because of ongoing changes in the gums and jaw bones, dentures need frequent adjustments and relining.
- Dentures often need to be replaced, adding to their cost.
- With the palate covered, many experience a gag reflex and limitations in speech and taste.
Maintain Oral Health with Implant Supported Restorations
These drawbacks are avoided with the placement of implant supported restorations. Furthermore, implants have another important health benefit. By keeping the jaw stimulated, the implant posts prevent the jaw bone from being reabsorbed into the body through a process called bone resorption. Not only does this maintain the health of the jaw bone and surrounding teeth, but it preserves facial structure. When the jaw begins to atrophy and shrink, the mouth becomes sunken, causing a prematurely aged appearance.
Dental implants are permanently and securely anchored into the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Bone growth envelopes the post, and after about four months, the post is ready to support a beautiful prosthetic.
Gorgeous and Functional Smiles
Dental implants support a single tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth. Your dentist provides porcelain or ceramic crowns that shine with the natural luminosity of real tooth enamel. Crowns are designed to enhance your natural beauty and structure of your face. They can be matched to surrounding teeth, or in the case of full arch replacements, they can be designed with the input of patients. Collaborating with the dentist in the design of the prosthetics means you receive a smile that is customized to your personal preferences and individual beauty.
Experienced Dentistry at Copperfield Crossing Dental
If you have missing teeth, or are tired of your traditional dentures, give Copperfield Crossing Dental a call today! Dr. Brian M. Ellis, Dr. Graham K. Satchell, and Marc C. Sharp provide expert dental implant placement and gorgeous restorations for smiles that function optimally and radiate health.