Considering Dental Implants? Visit Gentle Dental Care in Tyler, Texas
Dental implants are the most recent development in tooth replacement, and if you're missing teeth, we strongly recommend dental implants as a way to achieve greater strength and stability when restoring your smile. At the Tyler, Texas dental office of Gentle Dental Care, we can restore your dental implants once an oral surgeon has surgically placed them, giving you the natural look you've been searching for. Get your smile back with dental implants.
A variety of circumstances can cause tooth loss. You may have sustained an injury or perhaps a severely decayed or otherwise damaged tooth may have needed to be extracted. Whatever the reason, replacing a missing tooth is important to your oral health and to your overall health. Tooth loss often leads to other dental problems. Did you know that people with missing teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay in their remaining teeth as well as periodontal disease? In addition, just one missing tooth can make eating certain foods difficult and can lead to issues of low self-confidence.
Dental Implants for Optimum Tooth Replacement
Dr. Gerber recommends dental implants for a number of reasons. This permanent form of tooth replacement feels the most like your natural teeth. That’s because they’ve been designed to mimic your natural teeth, using titanium posts that are implanted in your jawbone to anchor ceramic replacement teeth along your arch. Dr. Gerber will refer you to an esteemed oral surgeon in our area who will carefully place your implant. Whether you need one to replace a single missing tooth or more than one implant to replace several missing teeth, each will be strategically positioned to take the best of advantage of bone density.
Complete healing happens over the course of three to six months. During this time, the implant and surrounding bone tissue integrate to form a solid foundation for your eventual tooth replacement. The bone securely holds the implant and the implant encourages health new bone tissue growth.
When you return to Gentle Dental Care of Tyler, TX for the restorative phase of the process, Dr. Gerber will first attach an abutment to the implant. This small ring acts like a connector between the implant and the new crown of your tooth. For a single implant, Dr. Gerber attaches a porcelain crown to complete the restoration. A fixed partial or a full denture can also be used if several or all of your teeth are missing along one arch.
Unlike ordinary dentures, dental implants are comfortable, because they don’t slip or come loose like full dentures or partial dentures might. And dental implants are durable, lasting many years with proper care. In fact, many patients are able to enjoy their dental implants for the rest of their lives.
The Next Step Toward Your Complete Smile
If you want strong, stable, cosmetic-quality tooth replacement, we encourage you to visit Dr. Gerber and discuss dental implants. East Texas patients from Whitehouse, Lindale, Bullard, Flint, and other nearby towns have found their brand new smile right here in our Tyler, Texas dental office. With the help of Gentle Dental Care, you can once again rely on your smile and experience life to its fullest. Contact us today for an appointment.
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