No part of dentistry has advanced as much in the recent past as implant dentistry. Replacing a missing tooth with a permanent implant that mimics the structure of a real tooth, root and all, has allowed dentists to offer patients the closest thing to total restoration that modern medical care can provide. There are many benefits of dental implants that we offer our patients in Woodway. Here are just a few:
Many people find that dentures do not offer the same functionality as a real tooth. Because pressure is put on the gums when you eat with dentures, it can make eating painful or awkward. Dental implants are inserted into the bone behind the gum, making eating just like how it would be with real teeth.
One of the issues we see when people visit the dentist in Woodway with a missing tooth is deteriorating bone matter behind the gums. With implant dentistry, we can save bone matter. Dental implants actually help to preserve the facial and jaw structure, which prevents more damage to oral health over time.
Finally, there is no other method we can offer in Woodway that looks as realistic as a dental implant. No one will know that you have a false tooth, and dental implants are designed to last for many decades. And because teeth support facial muscles in the cheeks and around the mouth, having a missing tooth replaced will prevent premature aging and sagging cheeks.
There are many other benefits of dental implants that could make this procedure the best option for you. However, not everyone is a good candidate for implant dentistry. To learn more about the procedure, and to find out if having an implant would benefit you, contact Corbet Locke, DDS in Woodway by calling 254-776-4888, or contact us online.