Looking for the smile you always wanted? Dental implants in Prosper from Dr. Beougher is the dentist you should see. The good news is there are several options available as a solution! You may be wondering which option is best for you. While sometimes the best choice, traditional bridges, dentures, and partial dentures provide limited functionality, even though they give back the cosmetic appearance of having no missing teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, give you cosmetic benefits and functionality! They look just like your natural teeth and they feel and function like them too! Dental implants are also durable and usually have no or very few restrictions, unlike some of the other options.
So what is a dental implant? Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically anchored into the jawbone. This is done so that a replacement for the missing tooth can be positioned. Generally, most patients are eligible to have this procedure performed, though some with insufficient bone density might require additional care before placement.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they do not damage surrounding teeth, bridges and dentures can sometimes cause damage as they are not as stable.
Good candidates for dental implants should have:
- Healthy gums
- Adequate jaw bone structure to support the implant
- A commitment to excellent oral care
You may not be a good candidate if:
- You are pregnant
- You are young and bone is still growing
- You are a smoker
- You have certain diseases or chronic conditions