When you lose a tooth, the most obvious consequence is what you and everyone else sees—that hole in your smile. But there are other ramifications that may not be visible but are equally consequential. Therefore, tooth replacement is very important and one of the best options is a dental implant. With dental implants in Marshall, TX, Dr. Charlie Parker restores healthy smiles for people in and around the area of East Texas.
What are Dental Implants?
Unlike other tooth replacement options—crown and bridge, partials and dentures—that substitute for only the visible portion of a tooth, dental implants replace a tooth root, as well. This offers you the distinct advantage of having a secure foundation for a tooth restoration, whether that is a porcelain crown or implant-retained dentures. You’ll never need to worry about the embarrassment of a denture that clicks or a partial that falls out of your mouth.
For Dental Implants, Texarkana comes to Marshall
The reason dental implants are secure is the manner in which they are placed. Dr. Marshall surgically embeds the implant, which is a small titanium post, in your jawbone. Titanium is a metal that is readily accepted by the body. Therefore, as you heal from this minor oral surgery, the post and surrounding bone tissue fuse together. In this way, the connection between the post and your jaw is not unlike that between a natural tooth root and bone. Once you are completely healed, the post will be firmly rooted in your jaw. And just as bone services the post, the post stimulates continuous new bone cell growth in your jaw, which helps to prevent the sunken facial appearance that can happen as a result of tooth loss even among denture wearers.
The final phase of having a dental implant—or more than one implant if you have several missing teeth—is the attachment of a tooth restoration. A porcelain crown is mounted to a single implant and for several missing teeth, Dr. Parker will design implant-retained dentures with an under carriage that connects to your implants. To care for your new “teeth,” all you have to do is brush and floss as usual.
Candidates for Dental Implants in Shreveport and Beyond
Most people are qualified candidates for dental implants. Sufficient bone volume is important in order to ensure that the implant remains secure. If necessary, bone graft surgery can be performed to build up bone in your jaw. Once you have your implants, a commitment to maintaining good oral health is essential to the longevity of your new smile.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about dental implant in Marshall, TX, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parker, contact Marshall Denture Clinic today.