If you are looking to restore your smile after losing one or more teeth, there are a number of treatments to choose from, each offering its own unique features. Patients seeking the best restorative option can enjoy the unparalleled functional and oral health benefits of dental implants. Working in Amarillo, TX, Dr. Clark Damon offers several types of dental implants to help his patients achieve long-lasting, functional smiles. To learn more about how you can enjoy the unique advantages of dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Damon today.
Functional and Aesthetic Advantages
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically embedded in the jaw. Once healed, they mimic the role of natural tooth roots and help to provide a lifetime of support for dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Patients who receive dental implants can enjoy a wealth of functional and aesthetic benefits:
- Unmatched stability: By integrating with your jawbone, dental implants will ensure your restoration remains firmly in place. Implant patients will not face any diet restrictions or have to worry about their prosthesis slipping or falling out of place.
- Unparalleled durability: With proper care, your restorations can last for decades. Furthermore, patients with implant-supported dentures will not need to have them relined every few years, which can save money over time.
- Comfortable and discreet: Implant-supported restorations lie directly against your gum line, so there is no need for a plastic base, metal clasps, or other attachments.
- Tailored to your needs: Dr. Damon will make sure that your restorations do not place too much pressure on your jaw. He will also ensure that they match your natural facial contours to complement your appearance.
Patients who are not good candidates for traditional dental implants may be able to enjoy many of these same benefits by qualifying for a non-traditional type, such as All-on-4® dental implants or mini implants. These types require less jawbone density and may be particularly effective for geriatric patients. Dr. Damon can review your restorative treatment options during a personal consultation.
Unmatched Benefits to Your Oral Health
One of the biggest advantages of receiving dental implants is the overall improvement to your oral health. When a patient experiences tooth loss, the surrounding bone and tissue will begin to deteriorate with time. As the years pass, this degeneration can lead to further tooth loss and other oral health issues. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can stop, and even reverse, this bone atrophy. As the surgically embedded implant posts heal, they will fuse with your bone through a process called osseointegration. This will ultimately help to stimulate and strengthen your jaw. These unique advantages have made dental implants an ideal restorative treatment for millions of patients.
Learn More about the Benefits of Dental Implants
If you are missing teeth, dental implants can offer unrivaled improvements to your oral health and function. To find out how dental implants can restore your or your loved one's smile, contact our friendly staff today to schedule a consultation.