Dental Implants: What You Need To Know

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Among the numerous cosmetic dental treatments we offer our patients here at the practice of Dr. Raymond Rodriguez are dental implants. Dental implants consist of artificial, titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone where the natural tooth would typical be. These metal posts are used to provide stability to the synthetic tooth, just as the root provides support for a natural tooth.

Before dental implants may be placed, Dr. Rodriguez will have to perform a thorough analysis of your mouth to determine whether or not this is a suitable treatment option. The ideal candidate for this type of treatment is someone who has good general and oral health. Additionally, the jawbone must be in healthy condition in order to ensure that the implant will have adequate support. Lastly, it is critical that a patient have healthy gum tissue and is free from periodontal disease.

Benefits Of Implants

Indeed, dental implants provide aesthetically pleasing results, but they also provide functional benefits such as the preservation of facial structure and prevention of bone deterioration. Following their implementation, patients will see improvement in the way they speak and will be more comfortable when consuming foods. In terms of finances, having a dental implant tooth replacement done is significantly more cost effective than traditional bridgework.

When To Consider Dental Implants

There are several factors that may lead to tooth loss, therefore making dental implants an appropriate procedure. Some circumstances that may play a role in the loss of a tooth may include:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Smoking
  • Trauma To The Teeth
  • Diabetes

If you believe you may be in need of dental implants, there is no harm in visiting your local Richardson and Dallas prosthodontist to see if you are an ideal candidate. We invite you to give us a call at your convenience to learn more about implants and schedule you for an appointment. We look forward to providing you with a healthy functioning smile.

To make an appointment, call 770‑212‑9691 or click here to request an appointment online.