If you have missing teeth, you know how hard it can be to bite and chew, or even smile with confidence. Your existing teeth have to take up the slack for basic oral function, which can contribute to uneven wear and tear on the rest of your smile. If you are looking for a permanent and stable way to replace missing teeth, Jodi D. Danna of Danna Smile is proud to offer dental implants in Plano, TX.
Dental Implants vs. Fixed Bridges and Dentures
Patients seeking replacements for missing teeth have several options available to them, the most traditional being fixed bridges and full or partial dentures. While these options do indeed fill in the gap in your smile created by a missing tooth, they do not restore oral function and health in the same way as a dental implant. Fixed bridges are permanent, but require the preparation (buffing down) of healthy teeth to accommodate the crowns that house your replacement tooth. Dentures are cost-effective and convenient, but can shrink gum tissue and do not combat the effects of lost bone volume in the jaw after your natural tooth is gone. Dental implants placed at our Plano dental office can replace one tooth, groups of teeth, or even whole arches of missing teeth without negatively impacting healthy structures.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
The titanium post component of the dental implant, which acts as a faux tooth root, is placed at the site of the lost or missing tooth by one of our trusted local oral surgeons. Because titanium is naturally compatible with bone in your jaw, the post integrates with bone and therefore provides maximum stability, as well as the stimulation your jawbone needs to remain dense and healthy. Dental implants can also:
• Restore full biting and chewing function
• Prevent the shifting of existing teeth into the gap(s) created by lost teeth
• Be cared for as your existing teeth (no overnight soaking of appliances or diet restrictions)
• Blend naturally with your smile, making them ideal for missing front teeth
For patients with multiple missing teeth, our Plano implant dentist can accommodate several implants in one day, to help restore your smile in as few visits as possible.
Replace Full Arches of Missing Teeth with All-on-4
If you are experiencing total tooth loss on your upper or lower arch of teeth (or even both), Dr. Danna can help with All-on-4 treatment. The All-on-4 procedure uses 4 dental implants that act as secure anchors to permanently hold your set of dentures in place. All-on-4 can mean a significant improvement in quality of life for removable denture-wearers, as these implant-supported dentures allow you full oral function, without the hassle and embarrassment of applying messy adhesives each day, or having your dental appliance slip at an inopportune moment. Our dentists can even place all of your All-on-4 implants in one visit, making your treatment easy and seamless. With All-on-4 at treatment, you can completely eliminate the need for removable dentures to the benefit of your overall oral health.
Dental Implant Placement and Restoration at Danna Smile
If you are seeking dental implants for the first time, it’s important to schedule your consultation with our dental office to find out what tooth replacement method will work best for you. Dr. Danna takes your overall health and well-being into account before making any recommendations, which may include single dental implants, mini dental implants, or even a hybrid denture (All-on-4 implant-supported dentures). We work with trusted local oral surgeons to place your dental implant, and finalize your treatment right at our Plano dental office. If you have previously had a dental implant and are noticing wear and tear, The Danna Smile is able to expertly restore your implant crown to help keep your smile looking its best.
If you’re missing teeth and have struggled with old-fashioned options for replacement, or if you’re a denture patient who’s looking for a better way to live your life in the face of tooth loss, Dr. Danna is happy to help you learn more about getting dental implants in Plano, TX. Call Danna Smile today to schedule your consultation appointment!