Missing teeth leave unsightly holes in your smile and can do significant harm to your overall oral health. If you’re missing a tooth, or more than one, schedule a consultation for a dental implant restoration with Lakeside Family Dentistry in Cypress, Texas. The team of dental experts, led by Ryulee Song, DMD, and April Lee, DMD, can restore your smile and improve your oral health with high-quality dental implant restorations. Get started today by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.
A dental implant restoration is a state-of-the-art solution for replacing a missing tooth. By combining a dental implant with a high-quality restoration, like a crown, bridge, or denture, your dentist at Lakeside Family Dentistry can give you a prosthetic tooth that’s structurally identical to a natural tooth. This gives you a beautifully restored smile and all of the health benefits of a full set of teeth.
In their most basic sense, dental implants are tiny titanium posts that a dentist surgically implants into your jaw. Titanium is a biocompatible substance, so your body doesn’t recognize it as a foreign object. Because of this, your implant actually fuses with the bone in your jaw as you heal from surgery.
When your dental implant fuses with your jawbone, it serves as an artificial replacement for a natural tooth root. It provides healthy stimulation to your jawbone in addition to serving as a foundation for a beautiful restoration.
Missing teeth cause a wide range of problems for your smile. The unsightly holes that they leave behind significantly detract from your appearance, but they also cause a variety of health problems.
Holes in your smile can leave your remaining teeth susceptible to shifting and falling out of alignment. This can affect the integrity of your bite and lead to excessive wear and tear on your teeth and a higher likelihood of developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a painful condition that affects your jaw.
Missing teeth also deprive your jawbone of healthy stimulation, which can lead to bone loss that can leave your jaw weaker and change the shape and appearance of your face.
Plus, when you replace missing teeth in your smile, it restores your ability to chew and speak properly, and it aids in better digestion.
The team at Lakeside Family Dentistry fits you with your dental implant restoration in a few easy office visits.
During your first visit, they surgically place the implant in your jawbone. You take a few months to heal after the surgery so that the implant can successfully fuse with your jawbone.
When your implant has fused, your dentist places your abutment, which is a tiny post that connects to your implant and sticks up out of your gum line. Your dentist then takes an impression of your mouth and uses it to design your restoration, whether it be a crown, bridge, or denture.
Once your dentist seals your restoration to your abutment, you have a fully restored smile that feels like you were never missing a tooth in the first place.
Make your smile whole again today by scheduling a dental implant restoration visit with the team at Lakeside Family Dentistry. You can book your appointment by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.