Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment option with multiple benefits that include a comfortable bite, improved speech, and greater longevity than traditional restorations. Dr. Clark Damon is a renowned dental implant specialist who uses the most advanced techniques and leading-edge materials, such as Nobel Biocare implants. He can help you understand the many benefits of dental implants during your personal consultation at our Dallas, Amarillo, or Fort Worth, TX, location.
Improved Oral and General Health
After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to shrink, which can eventually threaten the health of nearby teeth. By replacing the natural roots with an artificial titanium implant, the body will continue to send nutrients to the jawbone and maintain the health of the tissue. As a result, implants can:
- Preserve jawbone mass
- Maintain healthy gum tissue
- Prevent additional tooth loss (if the patient is not already edentulous)
Additionally, for patients who still have some remaining teeth, the structures of those teeth are left intact. Traditional bridges are attached to dental crowns, which requires the reshaping of the supporting teeth. In contrast, dental implants do not affect the health or structure of the surrounding teeth.
Enhanced Quality of Life
Dr. Damon can combine dental implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures to create stable and durable restorations. These dental prosthetics are attached to the implants, which are stabilized within the jawbone. This means you have a beautiful, long-lasting restoration that is remarkably similar to natural teeth.
Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment option with multiple benefits that include a comfortable bite, improved speech, and greater longevity than traditional restorations.
Dental implants can improve your quality of life in numerous ways:
- Restorations are securely attached to the implants, so you never have to worry about them slipping out of place.
- You can enjoy your favorite foods that you might not otherwise with traditional dentures or other types of restorations.
- Because they are generally not removable, you can more easily brush and floss your teeth, just as you would natural teeth.
- Replacing missing teeth with implants and implant-supported restorations can restore your ability to speak properly.
Additionally, dental implants and implant-supported restorations can significantly boost your confidence. Customized, precisely crafted bridges and dentures can support your facial tissue to give you a more youthful appearance. When you feel confident about your smile and your appearance, it shows.
Other Benefits of Dental Implants
Implant dentistry has evolved over the years. Now, just four to six implants can support full dentures, while providing the same health benefits and improved stability. Other surgical advancements have allowed for immediate placement in select cases, further improving the overall patient experience.
Dr. Damon focuses on patient safety and comfort. For added convenience, he can perform every phase of dental implant surgery at our office. Patients can feel confident knowing an expert implantologist is planning and performing their procedures, all under one roof.