Adults with missing teeth should seek tooth replacement treatment from a qualified periodontist as soon as possible. If you have missing teeth, you probably have some questions about dentures or dental implants. Dr. Frederick Olden can discuss the pros and cons of dentures and dental implants during your consultation. If you are experiencing tooth loss and are ready to restore your beautiful smile, you have several options available for effective tooth replacement.
About Dental Implants
Implant dentistry is an advancement in modern dental technology and provides additional options for patients with missing teeth. Before dental implants, patients who had lost teeth only had the option of getting dentures or bridges to restore their teeth. However, both dentures and bridges have unavoidable complications. Dentures tend to move around the mouth while the wearer eats and speaks. They can also make embarrassing noises and make the facial features appear unnatural. Bridges are a semi-permanent solution that still require some upgrades and repairs over time.
Dental implants are the first real answer to tooth replacement in modern dental technology, as they do not have the limitations that are characteristic of dentures and bridges.
With dental implants, patients of Dr. Olden can expect the most comfortable and natural looking alternative to their real teeth. Dental implants are designed to work for most people, including patients who may have diabetes, cancer, or heart disease. If you have any medical conditions, you will need to share this information along with any medications that you are taking with Dr. Olden during your consultation. Dr. Olden will also need to know about your lifestyle habits, such as smoking, which can interfere with the healing process and your overall dental health.
In some cases, dental implants can reinforce existing dental treatment, such as dental bridges or dentures. Even if you wear dentures and have experienced bone loss, dental implants may still be a viable option.
Are you wondering whether dentures or dental implants are the best match for you? Talk with Dr. Olden about getting dental implants in Rockwall, TX and other tooth replacement options today!