Since the development of dental implants more than forty years ago, the way in which smiles are restored after tooth loss has changed significantly. More than ever, dentists have the ability to help patients regain full function, as well as confidence in their smiles. With advances occurring over several years of use, implants boast a near 100 percent success rate, making this form of treatment ideal in most situations.
Dr. Bruyere performs a thorough consultation and investigation into each patient’s current needs and medical history in determining the suitability of dental implant treatment. If you are ready to experience the restoration of your most natural smile, we invite you to schedule your visit in our Longview dental office.
Working with your Longview dentist for smile restoration, dental implants are designed to your needs. Some of the benefits that come from treatment include:
- Full restoration of your smile to its most natural state, this extends beyond aesthetics and reaches areas including comfort and functionality. Our teeth are vital to our digestive process, which begins with chewing. When we lose our ability to chew foods properly, the resulting consequence is some type of intestinal upset. Even a single missing tooth can inhibit optimal chewing. If one side is favored over the other, not only is food not sufficiently broken down, but the jaw works in an imbalanced state, increasing the risk of joint dysfunction.
- One of the problems that occur with tooth loss is degeneration of bone tissue. Though not often discussed, tooth replacement that does not address the jawbone is insufficient for the preservation of bone. The bone relies on the natural teeth, including the roots, for stimulation to sustain structure. Without this stimulation, bone breaks down over time. The resulting effect of degeneration is a sunken in appearance. Because dental implants are situated within the bone, providing stimulation as well as support for chewing, it is possible to retain healthy facial contours.
- Dental implant treatment has improved over the years. Now, implants may be used as a base for a denture appliance, as well as for individual tooth replacement.
Whether a single tooth has been lost, or you wish to replace a denture, your Longview dentist has options that will work for you. Contact us today to learn more about dental implant treatment.
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