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Dental Implants

When you’ve lost one or more teeth, even simple activities like eating, speaking, and smiling can become difficult and embarrassing. Your oral health can suffer as a result as well if the issue is left untreated for too long. With tooth loss, you are more prone to periodontal disease, tooth decay and shifting teeth that may lead to bite problems or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).

Here at Dallas Center for Oral Health & Wellness, Dallas implant dentist Dr. Anna Willison and her dental team aren’t interested in passing unfair judgment – instead, our only goal is to provide you with the support and personalized care you need to regain a beautiful and complete smile that you can feel proud of. We can personally handle every step of your implant dentistry process and bring back the stability and beauty you’ve been missing.

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Dental Implant Benefits

Dental implants are the most revolutionary option available today for teeth replacement, and it’s not hard to understand why. They offer countless health benefits as well as aesthetic ones. One of the most common issues associated with longstanding tooth loss is that without a tooth root in place, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. Implants solve this problem by effectively replicating the entire structure of the tooth including the root, not just the crown like traditional dentures and bridges do. Like a root, your new implant stimulates the growth of healthy new bone tissue. Thus, you avoid the changes in facial structure and appearance that typically plague a denture wearer. In fact, an implant is so lifelike that you won’t even be able to tell the difference between it and your natural teeth.

In Dallas, implant dentistry consists of a surgical process where the implants themselves are embedded in your jaw beneath the open socket of a missing tooth. In the case of several missing teeth or even an entire arch of missing teeth, a number of implants can be placed to eventually secure a denture.

This minor oral surgery is followed by a healing period and follow-up appointments where we create and place your new, customized restoration on top, completing your new look. While some dentists need to refer patients to outside specialists for the surgery, Dr. Willison has extensive training in the art of implant dentistry in Dallas, which allows her to handle every step of your process smoothly and conveniently. Better yet, implants are incredibly versatile and can be used to anchor a number of different restorations, including single crowns, bridges, and even full dentures.

Contact our Dallas, TX office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. Willison and her team can’t wait to give you something to smile about. We will be happy to consult with and help you decide if dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for you and your smile.