You might already know enough about dental implants to understand their benefits over traditional dental bridges and dentures. Yet, the nature of those benefits is not always understood (until explained by your dentist). To help you better appreciate what they can do for your smile, we answer a few common questions about dental implants and how they can rebuild your smile better than other alternatives.
Learning More About Dental Implants
What is a dental implant, exactly?
A dental implant describes a small, biocompatible post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, which then accepts the post as though it were a genuine tooth root. The entire appliance, however, includes this post, along with a connective abutment that protrudes above the gum line and allows us to attach your restoration.
Why is replacing a lost tooth root important?
Traditionally, replacement teeth can be placed and secured without the help of dental implants, instead using adhesives, clasps, or the support of your healthy teeth. Yet, the roots of your teeth, which rest within your jawbone, offer more than just support; they also offer an anchor that provides unmatched stability, and helps promote a healthier, stronger jawbone.
Is there a special way to care for my implant restoration?
When supported by one or more dental implants, your dental crown or denture will rest above your gum line just like your natural teeth. The mimicry means that keeping your implant restoration clean is as simple as practicing good dental hygiene. We can recommend the optimal toothpaste and toothbrush type to care for your replacement teeth, which you should use at least twice a day in addition to attending regular checkup and cleaning appointments.
ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX, DENTIST:
Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.