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Do I Need Dental Implants?
Flower Mound, TX

Man smiling with a missing tooth. Find out if you need a Dental Implant by talking with your oral surgeon in Flower Mound, TX at DFW Oral Surgeons.If you are missing one or more teeth, you might be weighing the pros and cons of dental implants. Our team at DFW Oral Surgeons can help you determine if tooth implants are right for you. Dr. Shillingburg can discuss the procedure, the benefits, and how they can dramatically improve your comfort and health.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are a dental appliance that serves as a new root for a missing tooth. We use a device that has been specifically designed for this function. Made of titanium, this device resembles a screw, that is placed directly into your jawbone. The product is made of titanium for two reasons:
•  Titanium is biocompatible, meaning that is will not be rejected by your body. Surgeons have used titanium successfully all over the skeletal frame for surgical repairs, including knee and hip surgeries.
•  Titanium has a unique property that allows your living tissue to bond with it. Through a process called osseointegration, your living tissue and bone will grow on and around this metal, bonding it strongly and firmly in.

Once the titanium has had an opportunity to strengthen and bond with you bone, we are then able to place a dental crown onto the new root. The end result is a perfect tooth that looks, feels, and functions as your natural tooth.

Are implants better than partials?

Many patients have asked, could implants really be that much better than partial dentures? If the look and function of your teeth are important to you, then dental implants are the answer for you. Implants are a much stronger alternative to dentures, allowing you the same ability to talk and eat without embarrassing issues or decreased abilities. In addition, dental implants help prevent bone loss in your mouth and can last a very long time with proper care. There is no other dental solution that provides these benefits for your oral health.

Dental Implant Benefits

There are many benefits to dental implants, these include:
•  Implants are a permanent tooth replacement.
•  The process means you get a strong, firm hold.
•  With your implant, we can place a natural looking crown that will act and feel like your natural tooth.
•  Implants stop bone atrophy that naturally occurs when a tooth is lost.
•  Implants will improve your look, giving you a beautiful smile that you can feel confidant in.
•  Implants may improve your eating and speaking ability that tooth loss can disrupt.

Let us answer your questions and discover if you are a candidate for dental implants. They are an exciting advancement in dentistry that we are excited to show off.

For your Oral and Maxillofacial procedures, including the placement of dental implants, contact John C. Shillingburg, DDS, at our Flower Mound, TX 75028 location. (972) 539-1491

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