Lantern Dental in Desoto and Dallas, TX, offers today's best preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. One of them is the dental implant procedure. Made from biocompatible titanium, a single-tooth dental implant actually bonds with your jaw bone, optimizing jaw bone strength, oral functionality, and personal appearance. Interested? Read on to learn more!
The importance of tooth replacements
Gaps not only change how your smile looks, but they also degrade your ability to speak clearly and eat efficiently. Additionally, tooth extraction begins a steady deterioration of the underlying bone in the jaw and of nourishing gum tissue. Neighboring teeth lack proper support and become mobile, drifting toward the empty socket.
If you're familiar with fixed bridges or partial dentures, you know they help oral functionality by holding teeth in position and improving smile aesthetics. Although they are reliable, they cannot improve jaw bone structure.
The best tooth replacement option
It's definitely the dental implant. The titanium implant bonds to the jaw bone via a natural process known to dentists as osseointegration. The bond between the surgically-inserted screw and the bone literally becomes inseparable over the course of many weeks to months, leading to a dramatic improvement in jaw bone height, width, and strength.
At our Desoto and Dallas locations, Dr. Solarin recommends dental implants to patients with good systemic health and enough bone in their jaws to accept the implant devices. After a simple oral surgery to insert the implant, the patient heals and can then undergo a subsequent procedure to bond on an extension post and porcelain crown. The result is a beautiful-looking tooth that acts just like the real thing.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants from Lantern Dental create the best possible smiles for partially or fully edentulous patients. They can support bridges or dentures, and when properly cared for at home and at the dentist's office, they last for years.
Dental Economics reports a success and retention rate of well over 90 percent. The reported research, however, does caution that proper pre-procedure evaluation and staging (i.e. taking sufficient time at each step of the implant treatment) does boost an individual's chances for a healthy result.
Interested? Give us a call!
Would you like a stable, easily maintained smile that looks and feels great? If so, call Lantern Dental to learn more from Dr. Solarin and his outstanding team. We have two convenient locations and would love to see you come in for a friendly discussion about implants. For the Desoto office, phone (972) 274-9300; for Dallas, call (214) 374-7100.