If you are missing a tooth or more, getting dental implants is probably your best option. Before you go ahead, however, it is important that you have all the facts. By asking the questions below, you are better able to make an informed decision.
What are the dangers of not replacing missing teeth?
If you decide not to replace a missing tooth, you run the risk of gum disease and tooth decay in the neighboring teeth. Your jawbone breaks down faster and your remaining teeth shift, causing an uneven bite and difficulty when chewing.
How many years will an implant last for?
Dental implants are designed to last for decades (40 years or more). To ensure that they last long, you must practice good oral hygiene. Brush and floss regularly, and visit a dentist for regular checkups.
Are dental implants distinguishable from natural teeth?
Since the implant is fabricated to match the shape and color of the rest of your teeth, dental implants look exactly like normal teeth. In fact, a few years after the surgery, even you will struggle to identify which tooth is natural and which one is not.
How long does the procedure take?
Fixing dental implants require at least 3 procedures. During the first surgery, the implant is fused with the jawbone and covered with gum tissue. 4-6 months later and after the implant has healed completely, a post is placed in the implant and about a month later, your new tooth is fitted.
Lonestar Dental Center is one of the leading dental implant facilities in Texas, and if you need to replace missing teeth, you won’t find a dental clinic better than Lonestar. For any inquiries or to make an appointment, call 281-233-0333.