At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number grows each year. At The Plano Dentist, we are providers of these dental marvels.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. Your body treats the post as if it’s a natural tooth root.
Why Is It Better Than Dentures Or A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is another artificial tooth option. With a bridge, tooth structure is removed from the adjoining teeth to attach it. It compromises the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
A dental implant doesn’t cause any harm to the adjacent teeth. In fact, it helps the adjacent teeth by prevenint bone loss and diminished blood circulation, which usually occurs when there is a missing tooth.
Multiple implants can support dentures, too. These are superior to traditional dentures, which make it hard to eat, taste, and talk. Implant dentures are far more stable and give you nearly normal biting power.
How Long Does A Tooth Implant Last?
If your mouth is otherwise healthy and you take proper care of a dental implant, it can last a lifetime. A traditional dental bridge lasts from 7-10 years. Dentures last from 5-7 years.
Dental implants have been called one of the biggest advances in dentistry. At The Plano Dentist we offer single tooth implants, and implant dentures, as well as a full range of other dental services. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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