Missing teeth often lead to poor oral hygiene, as well as negative impacts on a smile’s appearance. Fortunately, we can help our Keller, TX, patients with a lifelike tooth replacement option. How do we place dental implants and what makes them so natural looking?
What Causes Tooth Loss?
A variety of factors could lead to tooth loss. The most common cause is periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease that actually attacks the connective tissues between the gums and teeth. Other causes could include poor oral hygiene, dental infections, or injury. If you’ve already lost one or more teeth, then the loss of jawbone density due to tooth loss could lead additional missing teeth.
How Do You Place A Dental Implant?
Unlike bridges or removable dentures, dental implants don’t rely on crowns or natural suction. Instead, we insert into the jawbone directly. Made from titanium, which is biocompatible, they bond with the bone tissue like a natural tooth root. Afterward, we add an abutment that holds a dental crown in place. The crown addresses the visible portion of the tooth. Once in place, the new tooth has the potential to last for decades with proper care and attention.
Do They Look Natural?
Yes! The crowns we top them with will be custom-made using lifelike materials. We often use ceramic as the material contains stain-resistant properties. We also shade the material to better blend with the rest of your smile. Once placed, no one will be able to tell your new tooth from your natural ones. If you have any questions about addressing tooth loss, or about our natural looking dental implants, then contact our team today. We want you to enjoy a whole and healthy smile!
Do You Suffer From Tooth Loss?
We want to help you enjoy a full and healthy smile. Don’t let tooth loss lead to issues with your oral health or your quality of life. Talk to our team about implant dentistry. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling the office of Dr. Jeff Jenkins in Keller, TX, today at (682) 593-0993.