Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Do you stare at the mirror, wishing you had a nicer smile? Are you self-conscious about your teeth and has it affected your social life? If you answered “yes” to either question, don’t despair. Dr. Ritchie Beougher of Smile Maker of Texas in Plano, TX, has been working wonders with dental implants, helping patients reclaim their once-beautiful smiles. So, are dental implants right for you? Here is what you should know.

What Are Dental Implants? 

A dental implant is a procedure that uses a titanium post – commonly referred to as a cylinder – to replace the roots of a missing tooth or row of teeth. This post is then affixed with an abutment (post/cylinder extension), and a dental restoration such as a denture, crown, or bridge is attached. That dental implant can be used for a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full row of teeth.

Dental implants are completely indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. They are the ideal replacement for temporary or unstable dentures, or poorly placed crowns and bridgework, as they can help maintain your remaining teeth in place. So, how do you know if dental implants are right for you?

You Have Healthy Gums and Want a Nicer Smile

Provided you don’t suffer from serious gum disease, you should be a perfect candidate for a dental implant. Everyone deserves to have a nicer smile. Everyone deserves to feel more confident about themselves and better about their appearance. Dental implants can give you back that confidence and make it much easier for you to smile again.

You Are a Non-Smoker

Add not being able to receive dental implants to the long list of reasons you should stop smoking. Aside from the fact that cigarettes contain upwards of 4,000 cancer-causing carcinogens, smoking weakens your jawbone and gum health, and increases your risk of serious infection after a dental implant.

You Are Dedicated to Keeping Your Implants Clean

You absolutely must commit to practicing good oral hygiene after receiving dental implants. This is essential to keeping your implants clean, long-lasting, and free of gum disease-causing bacteria. Dr. Beougher and his friendly staff can take you through the process of keeping your implants clean and how best to practice good oral hygiene.

See your implants as an investment in yourself. Taking good care of them increases your return on that investment and extends their lifetime.

Book Your Dental Implant Consultation Today

At Smile Maker of Texas in Plano, TX, Dr. Beougher and his family-friendly, dedicated staff will take you through the entire process of receiving dental implants, answering all your questions, and discussing your options.

If you think you are a candidate for dental implants, call us today at 972-843-7575 to schedule an appointment.

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