Dental Implants

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There was once a time when dentures in Granbury were the only option for replacing missing teeth. Fortunately, dental technology has advanced and there are options that are more comfortable and function just like natural teeth.

Dental implants begin with a post being placed in the jawbone that functions just like the root of a tooth. The post serves two purposes. First, its placement helps to prevent deterioration of the jawbone that is common when a tooth root is missing. This deterioration can result in movement of surrounding teeth, as well as a sunken-face look. Second, it is used to attach to the artificial tooth. Implants can also be used to attach to dentures to help secure them, and prevent the rocking and movement that are common problems for denture wearers.

Dental implants aren’t for everyone. Your Granbury dentist will take great care to determine if you have the proper bone density and immune system to be successful with dental implants. Implants also require stricter attention to oral hygiene.

Dental implants in Granbury are made of a biocompatible material, such as metal or ceramic. They are designed to match the form and function of natural teeth, so not only will you be able to chew like normal, but nobody will even know you have had a tooth replaced.

To get started with dental implants, your Granbury dentist at Lakeview Dental will begin with a consultation and thorough examination. Once it is determined that you are a candidate for dental implants, a surgery is scheduled to prepare for the implant and place the post and artificial tooth. There may be a duration of time that is required for the bone tissue around the implant to build up and firmly anchor. A follow-up procedure may be necessary to add a metal post to further anchor the implant.

As surgery is necessary for dental implants, anesthesia is provided during the treatment, and antibiotics may be necessary to prevent infection.

If you are missing one or more teeth or currently wear dentures that you would like to secure, contact your Granbury dentist at Lakeview Dental to schedule a consultation to see if this treatment is right for you. We look forward to helping you regain your natural smile and function of your teeth for years to come. Contact us today at 817-385-1925 for a convenient appointment.

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