Missing teeth – even missing a single tooth – can impact how you chew food or even how you speak. That’s why it’s so important to replace missing teeth. Fortunately, modern dental technology provides many options for doing just that. Among the most popular ways to replace one or more missing teeth are dental implant restorations. Dr. Reddy and our staff at Best Smiles Dental offer dental implants as one of the many services we provide to our patients at our Hutto, TX, office.
What You Need to Know about Dental Implant Restorations
Implants are a truly amazing example of modern dental technology. The implant itself consists of a small titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone of the patient. Over time, the bone around the implant fuses to the titanium post. After that fusing is complete, Dr. Reddy affixes a porcelain crown to the top of the post. The crown is custom-made to very closely match the shade of the patient’s natural teeth. All this adds up to an extremely strong, permanent dental restoration. No special cleaning technique is required – you simply brush and floss as you normally would. There are no eating restrictions, which is sometimes the case with other restorations, such as dentures, for example. The implant looks and acts just like a normal tooth. In fact, dental implant restorations come as close to natural teeth as possible. And because implants are so durable, most of them last for the lifetime of the patient.
Another Use for Dental Implant Restorations
Implants are often an excellent way to replace missing teeth. But this incredible dental technology can serve other uses as well. One of those is as anchors for dentures. Regular dentures may have a tendency to slip when the patient talks or eats certain foods. This can be annoying and embarrassing. However, when implants are used as anchors for dentures, the denture is much less likely to slip or move around in the patient’s mouth, which is why implant-supported dentures are becoming increasingly popular for both patients and dentists alike.
Call Us Today
For more information about dental implant restorations, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reddy, call our Hutto, TX, office today and schedule an appointment.