If you’re a dental patient suffering from tooth loss in Midlothian, dental implants may be the perfect solution. Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry offers several treatment options, allowing you to experience a better way to recover your smile. In Midlothian, dental implants can be placed by Dr. Davis Morgan in the office.
Dental implants are non-removable dental devices that replace lost teeth and help preserve the jawbone. An implant, which is essentially a titanium screw, is surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. Depending on the nature of your condition, your implant may be restored with a ceramic crown so that it replaces a single lost tooth. For more extensive losses, you may have two or more implants placed which then serve as anchors for a denture which replaces a series of lost teeth. Mini dental implants are also available for denture stabilization with patients who have already experienced bone loss .
For many patients in Midlothian, dental implants are desirable for cosmetic reasons. However, while we agree that the cosmetic advantage is compelling; dental implants also play an important role in preventing additional bone and tooth loss. Dental implants transfer energy from chewing to the jawbone just as your natural teeth do. This chewing action stimulates the jawbone, keeps it strong, and prevents bone loss in the jaw. Dentures do not have the same beneficial effect on your jawbone and do not prevent bone loss. In fact, poorly fitting dentures can increase the loss of bone in the jaw.
In addition to being attractive, permanent, and preventative alternatives to dentures and bridges, dental implants are much more comfortable than dentures. You can eat food without restrictions or feeling self-conscious about your mouth.
While each patient is unique, with few exceptions, we recommend dental implants over dentures due to their contributions in preventing bone loss after losing a tooth. Dental implants are by far the better choice for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are a fixed solution that makes your oral health routine much easier to deal with, and they look fantastic.
Your journey to a permanent, fixed solution begins with a consultation, a diagnosis, and a treatment plan. If you and Dr. Morgan agree that dental implants are the most appropriate choice for you, we’ll schedule your procedure here in our Midlothian dental office. We use the Sirona Galileos 3D imaging system for better diagnosis and treatment planning. This 3D CT scan is an advanced diagnostic tool that provides us with high resolution 3D images of your mouth including the exact location of the tooth’s root and nerves. We are one of the few dental implant offices in the Dallas area with this system.
Are dental implants the right choice for you? Find out by scheduling a consultation today.