How Do You Know If a Dental Implant Is Right for You? - Corbet Locke D.D.S. Corbet Locke D.D.S. in Woodway
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How Do You Know If a Dental Implant Is Right for You?

added on: August 3, 2016

Losing a tooth can be a troubling and traumatic experience for an adult. “How will my smile look, now? Will I be able to eat again, comfortably? Am I going to lose more teeth?” These are just a few of the troubling questions that tooth loss can raise. Fortunately, prosthetic dentistry makes it possible to address each one. Dental implants, in particular, make it possible to overcome common fears created by tooth loss, and to complete the smile once again, both functionally and beautifully!

Are You Worried About Stability and Comfort While Chewing?

If your primary concern is the stability and comfort of your dental prosthetic, as you chew, then a dental implant may be the ideal option. Only implants are permanently anchored by a titanium post used to mimic a natural tooth root. This post helps provide nutrients to the jaw, which can help it maintain its structure over time, as you age. The post also offers more stability than an unsupported denture can, and even more than a dental bridge, which is anchored by crowns affixed to remaining teeth.

Do You Want a Long-lasting Solution?

Dental implants are also considered the most long-lasting form of tooth replacement, because the post used to anchor them is designed to last for life. Even if the pontic, denture or crown you have chosen to replace the tooth must be updated at some point in the future, it can be attached to the existing titanium post, making for a fast recovery and smooth transition.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.