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Dental Implants Offer Lifelike Tooth Replacement

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When you lose your teeth, whether you lose one or several, the health, function, and appearance of your smile will suffer. But our team can offer a replacement that not only looks lifelike, but functions like natural teeth too. In today’s blog, your Fort Bliss, TX, dentist discusses the benefits of dental implants.

The Risks of Your Tooth Loss

Losing a tooth is a serious concern, and one that needs immediate attention. When you lose a tooth, this gap could eventually cause misalignment to form, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and causing further negative changes to your smile’s appearance. In addition, you could find yourself with speech complications or limited meal options. The changes to your bite’s balance could leave you vulnerable to issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). The body will also respond to your missing tooth by suspending the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jaw. Without these regular doses of notorious, the jaw loses mass and density, shrinking to cause further tooth loss and an aged appearance. But with a dental implant, we can avoid these issues and safeguard your smile’s stability and beauty!

Preparing Your Smile

To get started, our team will take detailed digital images and measurements of your smile. With digital x-rays, we can look at the jaw to assess its stability to support a dental implant. For some, we may need to conduct a grafting or sinus lift procedure to uncover enough structure to support new teeth. Otherwise, we will plan the placement to ensure the proper depth, position, and angle to insert these implant posts. We then administer dental anesthesia to the area being treated, and also sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, with little to no memory of the procedure.

Placing and Restoring Your New Tooth

The implant post is screw-like in appearance and made from durable and biocompatible titanium material. We insert the post into the smile, and they will bond with the jaw like natural roots. Once the placement area has healed, we will attach an abutment to the post that provides structure to attach the crown, completing your new tooth. The crown will be custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance. If you have multiple missing teeth, then several posts could be used to support a bridge or even a complete set of dentures, so you can enjoy a full smile again!

If you have any questions about how we treat issues like tooth loss with dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you receive a complete smile again!


You can call Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Texas at 915-895-3678. to book treatment for your tooth loss with implant dentistry.