Why Choose Dental Implants?
Have you recently had a tooth extracted or are missing a tooth and are trying to decide on a tooth replacement option? Or have you experienced an accident or trauma to the mouth and are looking for immediate, permanent tooth replacement? No matter the reason for needing a tooth replacement option, the team at Rivercrest Family Dental are here to help you make a choice that will best benefit your lifestyle. While there are a variety of options we offer, there is one that is typically our first recommendation and popular with many of our patients. Dental implants are permanent and closely mimic the appearance and function of your natural teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jawbone, mimicking the function of a natural tooth root. Over time, this prosthesis fuses with the bone to create a permanent solution. The complete process consists of three parts: the implant, a connector, and finally a replacement tooth, such as a dental crown. Although a lengthy procedure, many patients choose this option for their tooth replacement needs due to the aesthetic appearance and restored function of their natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or a full set of teeth, also known as an arch.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Many patients choose dental implants for the longevity and permanent nature of the finished product. If treated and cared for properly, implants can last a lifetime. The care for implants is similar to that of your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and routine dental examinations are all that is needed. Other benefits of implants include:
- No food restrictions
- Stimulate jawbone to reduce chance of bone loss
- Improved self-esteem
- No impact on speech
If you have been considering dental implants and would like more information, please contact our office located in New Braunfels, TX. We would love to schedule an appointment to meet and help you on your way to a beautiful new smile to enjoy this fall and beyond.