Do you currently have one or more missing teeth? If so, you may be nervous about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the family photos that will inevitably occur. Thankfully, you still have time to improve your smile and replace your missing teeth with dental implants before everyone gets out their cameras over Thanksgiving dinner. Your dental implant specialist and periodontist in Plano, TX will be happy to meet with you and let you know if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
How Dental Implants Work
Implants are a long-term alternative to similar options. While dentures are a good choice for many people, those who want a sturdier and more reliable tooth replacement solution often prefer dental implants. Unlike dentures that sit on top of the gums and have to be glued in place with special pastes, implant posts are inserted into the bone of the jaw. Over time, the bone grows around the implant posts and seals them in place. This process is called osseointegration, and once it occurs, the top of the implant post is surgically uncovered and a crown is attached to it.
Implants take some time to heal, but once healed they restore full dental function and improve appearance. They also make it possible to enjoy a wide variety of foods that can’t be comfortably enjoyed if one or more teeth are missing. Additional benefits of implants include:
- Natural appearance
- Healthy bone stimulation and support
- Improved confidence
In addition to these benefits, you will never need to worry about losing your replaced teeth while eating Thanksgiving dinner. This is because dental implants can’t fall out of the mouth due to their secure attachment to the jaw bone.
Schedule Your Consultation
Ready to feel confident for family pictures this Thanksgiving? To schedule your dental implant consultation with periodontist Dr. Marco Cueva, call Texas Implant and Periodontic Center in Plano, TX.