Dental Implants - What Are They?

The dental implant itself is a titanium rod that is surgically inserted into the bone and acts like a tooth root. A crown is then attached over the rod, and if done with all porcelain materials, will look like, feel like, and act like a real tooth.

In fact, dental implants look and act like original teeth. While dental implants are typically more of an investment than a bridge, a dental implant is the preferred solution to replace a missing tooth today.

Dental implants are a great option for anyone who is missing one or more teeth. Other options include bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. It’s also possible to combine dental implants with dentures to provide more stability than with dentures alone.

Why is replacing a missing tooth important? If the space created by a missing tooth is not filled with a dental implant or bridge, your other teeth will shift. This can potentially impact your entire bite, leading to headaches and damage to your other teeth.

Dental implants can also be used if you wear dentures and are tired of how difficult it is to eat with them, or if you’re afraid of them falling out and embarrassing you. It’s now possible to add a few dental implants that can act as anchors to your full denture, providing the increased stability you desire.

If you’re missing teeth, come visit Plano Frisco’s Texas Dental Specialists and meet Dr. Christopher Cassidy.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cassidy today to Find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants.