Dallas Dentist Explains Key Components of Different Tooth Replacement Treatments

Written by Dr. Lin on Aug 30, 2016

Because tooth loss is an issue that damages both the aesthetics and the structure of your smile, it is very important that you find a tooth replacement treatment that meets your unique needs. Keep reading to learn more about the treatments that our Dallas dentists utilize to rebuild diminished smiles.

The traditional solution for severe tooth loss is the full denture. A denture is a dental prosthetic that sits on top of the patient’s gum tissue, and replaces multiple consecutive teeth. The base of the denture is customized to fit over the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue.

Recent developments in tooth replacement technologies now allow our dental team to anchor your denture along your gum line—your denture will stay in place permanently once treatment is complete. In order to hold your denture in place, our dentist places mini dental implant roots in a few spots along your jawline. Then, the denture is attached on top of these Implant roots.

In order to stabilize dentures, we utilize dental implant roots—as you would imagine, these roots are also used to build stand-alone dental implants. Every dental implant has a titanium root, which extends into the jawbone. On top of the implant root we attach an abutment and a natural-looking dental restoration. One the treatment process is complete, you have an permanent, individual replacement tooth that looks exceptionally natural. Patients regularly report that dental implants are simple to care for, and very durable.

Depending on the extent of the tooth loss from which you are suffering, you may benefit from one of these treatments, or a number of these options in combination. Our Dallas dentists are here to help you make these important decisions, so please feel free to contact our office when you are ready to schedule a personal consultation!