DENTAL IMPLANTS – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
QUALITY DENTISTRY YOU DESERVE
If a missing tooth can’t be replanted, then a dental implant is the next best thing. Unlike other dental prosthetics, implants can be used to replace the roots of the teeth in addition to the crowns used to bite and chew. Because of this, your new smile won’t just look beautiful; it will also feel more natural and fulfil all the functions of real teeth. Do you think you might be a candidate for dental implants? Call us to set up a consultation with Dr. Albrecht.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
An implant is a very thin titanium post that somewhat resembles a screw. It can’t replace a tooth by itself; instead, it acts as support for a dental prosthetic. The advantage of implants is that they fuse with the bone itself, making them essentially part of your jaw; this improves their stability, of course, but it also allows them to stimulate the bone so that it doesn’t start to break down (which is what normally happens after teeth are lost).
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
- Aesthetics: The dental implant will be completely hidden from view, and the dental prosthetic attached to it will be carefully designed so that casual observers will only see a dazzling, natural smile.
- Improved Function: Poor-fitting dentures affect your ability to chew properly and speak clearly. Implants will prevent your false teeth from slipping out of place at inconvenient moments so that you can eat and talk without worry.
- Durability: Compared to traditional restorations, dental implants last for a very long time. Their expected lifespan is often stated to be around 30 years, but with the right care they can last even longer than that – and in fact may stay in your mouth for a lifetime.
- Chewing Strength: The stability of dental implants means that you can safely chew a wider variety of foods.
- Convenience: Because your teeth are permanently anchored in place, you don’t have to remove them for cleanings.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
You can receive dental implants as long as your mouth is healthy and your jaw is dense enough to support the posts. Dr. Albrecht may recommend bone grafts or other procedures that will make implant placement viable. The procedure will be different depending on your situation.