A New Smile Goes a Long Way – See how Dental Implants can Make Your Future Brighter
When you lose one or multiple teeth, it can be extremely discouraging. People don't believe that they'll ever have their old smile back. It can keep you from eating and drinking the things you enjoy while hiding or stifling your laughs and grins. Thankfully, there are options available at Esthetique Dental that patients of all ages can benefit from, including dental implants in Keller TX. Below, we'll discuss this advanced procedure, what it can do for your smile, and more!
Dental implants are metal posts that act as roots that are surgically placed into your jawbone, beneath your gums. Once they're in place and properly healed, we're able to connect your replacement teeth onto the posts. After this area has completely healed, you're able to use these teeth just like the rest – they look and feel like your old ones, so you won't have to be afraid of hiding your smile away any longer. The crowns, also known as the replacement teeth, are made and molded to look like the rest of your teeth so nothing looks out of place or unnatural.
There are other options that patients have to replace missing teeth like dentures and dental bridges, but these aren't always the best choices. These options can feel uncomfortable, cause sore spots, cause gagging, and other difficult day-to-day instances that no patient wants to deal with. With implants, there won't be any excess work on your surrounding teeth, like grinding or preparation since they'll be made to properly fit into the area just like your previous tooth.
When patients receive dental implants, they'll need to make sure that they're taking all of the right steps to ensure that their new smile is taken care of and that the implant/s will last. Here are some helpful tips and steps patients can take in order to protect their smile, both natural teeth and dental implants:
Oral Hygiene: Proper oral hygiene is essential if you want your smile to last a lifetime. If you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily, your smile will thank you! Let us know if you're looking for any new dental tools to ensure your teeth are being protected.
Eliminate Harmful Habits: Habits like smoking cigarettes and other tobacco use weaken your bone structure and damage your gums, which can contribute to implant failure.
Avoid Tough Foods: There are some foods that can weaken the structure of your smile, so try not to chew on hard items like ice and hard candy. Not only are those ones that shouldn't be chewed on, but they can break or chip both your crown and natural teeth.
If you're interested in learning more about dental implants in Keller TX and see if this option is right for your smile, please call Esthetique Dental today at (817) 741-1240 and schedule an appointment. Your new smile is closer than you think!