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Dr. Behram Shah
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What Makes Dental Implants the Right Choice?

March 29, 2022
Posted By: InSmile Dental
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Your teeth are one of the hardest working parts of your body, so they need to be extraordinarily strong. This evolutionary feature is because people can exert a lot of force when they bite down, up to 160 pounds per square inch. This is roughly the same pressure as an average carpenter’s hammer exerts on a nail. So it’s no wonder that even day-to-day use can cause tooth damage. And when you figure in tooth decay and other wear, you can understand why missing teeth are quite common in Wylie, TX.

However, you don’t have to, nor do you want to live with one or more missing teeth over the long term. So instead, our InSmile Dental team wants you to know several tooth replacement options are available. But if you want the gold standard, then a dental implant is the right choice.

The Problems Created by Missing Teeth

When you have a tooth knocked out or extracted, the clock begins running on the health of adjacent and opposing teeth. Most people’s number one priority is how badly a gappy smile appears. After all, the grizzled, old prospector look is hardly desirable. But that is only the initial problem you may experience.

Beyond cosmetic issues, health effects will begin to appear over time. For example, any teeth around the gap may shift towards the opening and become loose, misaligned, and even in danger of being lost. Additionally, firmly rooted teeth are vital for a healthy jawbone. Bite pressure promotes bone regeneration, and without it, your jaw could weaken as well.

Dental Implant Advantages

The benefits of dental implants over other tooth replacement options are numerous. For example, dental implants offer the following:

  • Durability
  • Resilience
  • Natural appearance
  • Excellent functionality

Are You A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you think a dental implant is the best choice for you, the first step is to arrange an exam and consultation to determine if your mouth can support the implant process. We will begin with digital x-rays so we know your bone structure is sufficient to support a dental implant. 

In cases where Dr. Shah determines that your bone may not be strong enough, we will discuss the option of bone grafting, where bone tissue from another part of your body is used to thicken your jawbone. This will prepare a sound foundation for your dental implant.

Dental Implants in Wylie, TX

Modern dental implants are quickly becoming the most preferred way to replace missing teeth. We recommend you give our dental office a call to learn more about how Dr. Shah can help you recover the smile you were born to have.

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