A beautiful smile can fill you with confidence and help you make a great first impression. Unfortunately, a number of factors can hinder the appearance of your smile, such as tooth loss. Missing teeth also cause your health to suffer, as well. Your Allen implant specialist, Dr. Marco Cueva, understands that quality tooth replacement is the first step to a healthier, whole smile.
Allen, TX Tooth Replacement Quiz
1. True or False: Tooth loss reduces overall health.
2. True or False: Dental implants provide natural looking and long lasting prosthetics.
3. True or False: With All-on-4, you can receive a full set of implant dentures in a day.
4. True or False: Implants require the same care as natural teeth.
1. True. Even the loss of a single tooth hinders the health of your smile. Patients may develop misalignment. Losing all of your teeth may mean subsisting on a diet if purely soft foods, reducing your nutritional intake. Tooth loss also dulls the appearance of your smile and your facial features. Loss of jawbone density often accompanies missing teeth. The reduction in bone tissue causes a person to appear older.
2. True. After inserting a biocompatible metal post into your jawbone, the bone will bond with the post. In addition to securing the implant for up to 25 years, this process also stops the further loss of jawbone density. A restoration will then be placed on top of the implant, typically in the form of a crown or even a set of dentures.
3. True. Using four implant posts in both the upper and lower jaw, your Allen implant specialist will place a full set of custom-made dental prosthetics. In a single visit, you can eat and speak with ease.
4. True. You should maintain regular dental habits, such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once. You also need to attend routine checkups and cleanings, which reduce the risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and implant failure.
About Dr. Marco Cueva: Marco Cueva, DDS is a board-certified periodontist with extensive training in periodontology and implantology. New patients can schedule an appointment or a consultation by calling 972-390-9944.