Recent tooth loss or extraction isn’t the only reason you might need to schedule an appointment with a prosthetic dentist. Even if you already have a prostheses, if you are unhappy with how it feels or works, it’s important to see your dentist. Modern prostheses, like dental implants, mean there is no longer any reason to settle where your smile is concerned. If you’re unhappy with an existing denture or even a dental bridge, perhaps it’s time to talk to your restorative dentist about how a dental implant could help!
What Can an Implant Do for You?
While there are a number of ways to complete a smile, most dentists agree that dental implants are the most stable, secure and even permanent option available. That is because implants are the only prostheses that help to replace a missing tooth as well as the healthy tooth root.
Implants’ mimic roots are used to stabilize the chosen replacement tooth, but they serve another important function as well, and that is to supply nutrients to the jaw. While chewing, the body can send nutrients to the jaw, to help it retain its structure.
How Do You Know If You Are a Good Candidate for an Implant?
To determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant, schedule a consultation with your restorative dentist. To support the mimic root, the gums must be healthy enough to accept it. In some cases, periodontal therapy may be required to first prepare the gums, before placement can begin.
Need to Complete Your Smile?
Prosthetic dentistry can help to complete a smile securely and beautifully. To schedule your consultation today, call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry on Cypresswood Drive at 281-320-2000. Located in Spring, TX, we also proudly serve the residents of Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities.