Whether you’re struggling with the loss of a single tooth or several, this absence can negatively affect your health, your self-confidence, and your overall quality of life in a variety of ways. That’s why securing a replacement as soon as possible is so important, and there’s no better option available today than dental implants.
Why are dental implants the right choice? Because unlike their traditional counterparts, they replicate the entire structure of your natural tooth instead of just the white crown that sits on top. By providing a brand-new tooth root that functions just like the original, your jawbone’s ongoing health is preserved and your smile remains stronger and more functional. If you’d like to learn more about implants or set up a consultation with Dr. Todd Balington, please give Denton Dental Center a call today. Our team looks forward to welcoming new patients from Corinth, TX and other surrounding areas.
Once it’s been determined that you’re the right candidate for dental implants, our team will partner with a trusted specialist in the area who can handle their surgical implantation. After the implants are secured within the jawbone, a period of healing is required for them to gradually and successfully bond with the natural tissue. Meanwhile, we’ll get to work on our part: designing and creating the ideal restoration to fit over the new implant(s). There are multiple options available, including:
If you have a single missing tooth/implant, an all-ceramic dental crown is the ideal replacement. This custom-made restoration will fit over the implant without sacrificing the health of surrounding natural teeth and blend right in. Implant-retained bridges can also be used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. Unlike the traditional bridges model, our team won’t need to alter natural teeth in order to accommodate the placement of an implant-retained version!
If your tooth loss is more extensive, it may become cost-prohibitive to replace each individual tooth with its own implant and restoration. In these cases, an implant-retained denture can provide more comprehensive coverage, restoring multiple teeth/implants at once while still providing the stability and lifelike quality that patients deserve. These prosthetics can be fixed or removable in nature, depending on the patient’s unique needs and preferences.