Do you have severely damaged or missing permanent teeth and desire a flawless smile? At Keller Smiles, experienced dentist Jeffrey Osborne, DDS, and his exceptional team offer dental implants and dentures that fill in empty gaps to perfect your beautiful smile. Call the office in Keller, Texas, to learn more or request an appointment online today.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures and replace missing permanent teeth. Your teeth might be missing because they were knocked out or suffered from severe tooth decay or damage. Dental implants perfect your smile and enhance your oral health.
Dental implants offer the following benefits for patients with missing permanent teeth:
Dental implants and the artificial teeth they anchor look just like your natural teeth. They are strong, sturdy, and long-lasting when cared for properly.
The Keller Smiles team lets you know if dental implants match your needs after examining your gums and teeth, reviewing the results of your dental X-rays, and discussing your treatment preferences and desired results.
If you have enough jaw bone to support dental implants and you’re missing permanent teeth, dental implants are for you. If you have too little jawbone, bone grafting procedures often make you eligible to receive dental implants after bone regrowth.
When you receive dental implants, your dentist numbs the treatment area and inserts metal posts into your jawbone. After implant placement, your jaw may feel tender as it heals around the implants.
After a period of healing, or sometimes the same day as implant placement, you receive new crowns, bridges, or dentures to fill in the empty gaps. Your dentist ensures your new teeth feel comfortable and fit securely over the implants.
After you receive dental implants and artificial teeth, it’s important to take good care of them to reduce the risk of damage, tooth decay, and gum disease. Brush your teeth after eating meals, floss daily, see the Keller Smiles team every six months for dental exams and cleanings, and don’t chew on hard objects. Wear a mouthguard when you sleep if you tend to grind your teeth.
To learn more about dental implants at Keller Smiles and find out if they’re right for you, schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.