Now that most of the winter holidays are over, you’re probably ready to settle in for a long winter’s nap! If you’re like our families, you’ve probably had your share of ham and your Aunt Betty’s famous pecan pie, as well as all the Christmas music and movies that could be crammed into the past couple of months. You’re probably also glad to take a break from all the photos, especially if you have badly damaged or missing teeth. If that really resonates with you, consider teeth implants in Laredo, TX.
The dentists at Davenport Dental Group have extensive experience restoring smiles with dental implants. In fact, we’ve restored more than just smiles. We’ve had patient after patient tell us that they couldn’t believe the difference that having a full, beautiful smile made in many areas of life. Call the location nearest you today for a consultation.
Why Choose Dental Implants vs. Dentures or Bridges?
At Davenport Dental Group, we like to give our patients options, no matter what goals they have or treatment they seek. The same is true with tooth replacement. Our patients can choose from:
These tried-and-true replacement teeth are created by combining multiple crowns into one fixed appliance. The two crowns on the end are hollow, so they fit over your natural teeth to hold the bridge in your mouth. The crowns that replace your missing teeth are solid.
These days, our materials and techniques are so sophisticated that your bridge will blend in naturally with your other teeth. Bridges don’t require oral surgery, but they must be replaced eventually. They don’t prevent bone loss that occurs after you’ve lost teeth.
Don’t think about your grandfather’s false teeth. Our beautiful, modern dentures are a far cry from those. We can replace several missing teeth or all your teeth with our dentures. You can remove them for easy care.
Like bridges, they don’t require surgery, though you may need extractions to prepare for them. They also do not prevent bone loss, so over time, your facial structure may begin to change without that support. They also need to be repaired and replaced.
One of the main reasons we often recommend implants is because they are usually the healthiest, sturdiest option. They do help prevent bone loss, thanks to the implant being placed in your bone and stimulating that bone every time you chew. And with their placement in bone instead of on your gums or attached to teeth, they are a strong, reliable tooth replacement.
That bone preservation also helps preserve the shape of your jaw and face. You won’t develop a sagging face or sunken-in face like you could with other options. For many people, implants can last their entire life. You can smile in every holiday photo going forward.
What’s good about implants, too, is that we can attach a crown, a bridge, or a denture to them. They will not require shaving down tooth structure. Most cases won’t require extractions either.
We do offer you a choice of these three, but we will discuss all options with you after a complete examination. There may be one that’s better for you over another based on your dental or overall health. You may have your own reasons for choosing one tooth replacement option over another.
Regardless, we will never proceed with a treatment plan until you are comfortable with your decision. We encourage you to ask as many questions as possible. You do not have to feel embarrassed or like you are being a burden by asking. It’s your mouth, after all!
To contact a Laredo, TX implant dentist about getting a smile you’re proud to share with teeth implants, call us at 956-242-6745 (Junction Drive) or 956-517-2695 (Winfield). We’ll walk though everything with you until you’re happy that you’ve made the right choice with your new smile.