There Are Many Advantages of Dental Implants Over Traditional Dentures
Implants vs. Dentures
Many patients who initially opted for removable dentures have switched to dental implants with positive results. Implants feel and respond like natural teeth, allowing for more natural eating and eliminating embarrassing moments when dentures may have slipped or clicked.
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Benefits of Dental Implants
Some of the key cosmetic benefits of dental implants in Denton, TX include:
- Improves the quality of your smile
- Fills any gaps in your smile
- Boost self-confidence and increases self-esteem
- Creates an even and uniform smile
- Preserves facial structure
- Stimulates the jaw bone to prevent deterioration that could impact the facial structure
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Dental Implants vs Dentures in Denton, TX
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth or a single missing tooth. They are comprised of three parts: the titanium implant, the abutment, and the crown. During the first step of the process, the implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone. Because the implant is made from titanium, which is naturally compatible with the body, dental implants fuse with the jaw bone over time. The resulting bond is very similar to the connection between your jaw and natural teeth, so dental implants offer the optimal solution for replacing missing teeth. After placing the dental implants, the abutment is fitted over the exposed part of the implant and then fits a crown over it.
Dental Implants vs. Other Treatments
In most cases today, dental implants are the preferred treatment for missing teeth because of their durability, the long-term comfort for the patient and because they look like your natural teeth! Other procedures, such as bridges or dentures, can sometimes lead to complications and do not function as effectively as dental implants in the long term. Since bridges and dentures are made from non-compatible materials, they simply do not have the capability to truly function like your natural teeth. The implant’s ability to fuse with the jaw bone and prevent deterioration is the chief advantage to choosing this treatment for replacing missing teeth. The rate for successful integration is 97%. In the rare cases where the implants do not take, Dr. McCracken will adjust the location of the implant slightly to see if the new location will help encourage the bond to form.
Dr. Todd McCracken, located in Denton, TX, is a Dentist who serves patients from Denton, Corinth, Flower Mound and surrounding areas. Dr. McCracken works with Dr. Williams (oral surgery) and Dr. Murphy (endodontics) to provide you with a beautiful new smile you can be proud of. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!