When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Quincy Attipoe, DDS, of Amazing Grace Family Dentistry, offers dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Dallas, Texas, Amazing Grace Family Dentistry's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. If you're ready to learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation today.
Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.
These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay securely affixed to your jaw.
In addition to performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:
Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.
You may also be a good candidate for implants if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Dr. Attipoe discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.
It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Amazing Grace Family Dentistry today.