Does your smile suffer from gaps and missing teeth? Did you know that missing teeth can affect not only your appearance but also the functionality of your smile? Patients with missing teeth often have difficulty speaking and chewing correctly, a higher risk of teeth shifting and loss and even eventual bone loss, causing the patient to look aged.
Dental implants are a newer form of restorative dentistry that allows your Pasadena dentist to restore the appearance and function of your smile permanently. Unlike dentures and partials, no adhesives are needed to ensure your teeth stay put; dental implants are surgically attached to your jawbone.
About Pasadena Dental Implants
When a patient is missing teeth, dental implants may be a great solution. A dental implant is made of three parts: the implant, the crown, and the abutment. The “implant,” a tiny titanium post, serves as an artificial tooth root, providing stability for the prosthetic crown. The crown is the artificial tooth which will look, feel and function just like a natural tooth. The abutment is used to attach the prosthetic crown to the metal root.
Because dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone, they are permanent and do not have the risk of falling out with normal use such as eating and speaking.
Dental Implant Benefits
For many years, dentures and partials were the go-to solutions for patients with missing teeth and gaps. However, with recent advancements in dentistry, dental implants are now a great, comfortable and permanent alternative. Dental implants have many benefits for replacing missing teeth, which include:
- Remove the gaps in your smile.
- Can look and function similarly to a natural tooth.
- Reduce strain on remaining natural teeth.
- Improved speaking.
- Improved chewing.
- No dental adhesives needed.
- Decrease bone loss and restore a youthful appearance
Ready to restore the gaps in your smile with dental implants? Contact Town Square Dental in Pasadena, TX today to schedule your appointment. We’d be happy to look over your teeth, gums and overall oral health to determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you.