Whether it is one tooth or a whole mouth, missing teeth are just no fun. They can destroy your confidence, cause problems with your digestive system, lead to malnutrition or vitamin deficiencies, and interfere with speech. Here at Burkburnett Family Dental, we take that seriously. More than that, we treat patients who come to us missing teeth with compassion and an extra-gentle touch. We understand just how discouraging it can be to feel stuck with dentures, partials, or bridges. It’s why we now offer one of the most innovative procedures in dentistry today– dental implants. These implants allow patients to find the freedom they thought they had lost forever.
Burkburnett Family Dental offers the most modern alternatives to traditional dentures and bridges, including implant retained dentures and All-on-4 dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of an exceptionally strong post surgically placed into the jawbone and topped with a porcelain tooth. The posts are made of Titanium, a substance known for its durability and biocompatibility with the human body. Once the titanium post is placed, the metal fuses with your bone to make a new tooth root. After the surgical site is completely healed, we will place an implant crown, or replacement tooth, to cover the metal post and act as a brand new, naturally functioning tooth.
We also offer implant-retained dentures. These dentures are completely different from traditional dentures in that they are attached to implant posts. That means you will never need dental adhesive and your dentures will never slip or pinch.
Because we want the best for our Burkburnett dental family, we will refer the surgical placement of the implant posts to one of our trusted oral surgeon colleagues. Of course, we will work with them every step of the way and bring you back to our office for the design and placement of your implant crown, or denture.
How Can an Implant Benefit Me?
With a dental implant, there is no removal of a prosthetic appliance, no soaking, and no constant discomfort. You will be able to speak clearly and confidently and smile with the joy you thought you might have to hide forever.
Best of all, once your implant has healed, you can eat almost anything you’d like. Bite into a crisp apple without worry of slipping dentures. Chomp into a sweet ear of corn knowing that your teeth are strong and secure. You can even freshen your breath with a stick of gum!
Just as important as eating what you want, speaking well, and feeling confident, dental implants improve your health and keep you younger looking longer as well.
When teeth are lost, the bone beneath them stops being stimulated when you chew and your body begins to “resorb” the bone structure. Bone resorption is one of the main reasons dentures become loose and why denture wearers’ faces look so collapsed.
Because dental implant posts replace your tooth roots, your jaw bone stays stimulated. This stimulation keeps your jawbone alive and healthy, prevents resorption, and helps you look as young as you feel.
Feel better, live better, and look better with dental implant tooth replacements.
Ask us about how dental implants can improve your life today!