Dental implants are advanced tooth replacement solutions with titanium posts surgically anchored into the jawbone, serving as artificial tooth roots. These posts fuse with the bone, providing a stable foundation for prosthetic teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dental implants offer a natural and permanent solution for individuals with missing teeth, enhancing oral function, aesthetics, and overall oral health. At DR BE SMILES, this versatile treatment can replace single or multiple teeth or even support full arch restorations, mimicking the look and function of natural teeth.
Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant and involve the surgical placement of titanium posts directly into the jawbone by our dentist in Midland, TX. These implants are sturdy anchors for individual crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. Endosteal implants are versatile and suitable for patients with sufficient jawbone density.
Subperiosteal implants are placed on the jawbone but beneath the gum tissue. A metal framework protrudes through the gums, allowing the artificial teeth to be mounted securely. This type of implant is typically recommended for individuals with insufficient natural bone height, and it offers a viable option for those who may not be candidates for traditional endosteal implants.
Dental implants in Midland, TX, closely mimic natural teeth' look, feel, and function. The prosthetic teeth attached to the implants are custom-designed to match the surrounding natural teeth' color, shape, and size, providing a seamless and natural appearance.
With proper care, dental implants can be a long-term or even permanent solution for tooth replacement. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, which may require periodic replacement, well-maintained dental implants can last many years.
Dental implants contribute to better oral health by preventing bone loss in the jaw, a common consequence of tooth loss. The implants stimulate the jawbone, promoting bone density and preventing the deterioration that can occur when teeth are missing.
Dental implants provide exceptional stability because they integrate with the jawbone. This stability allows for confident chewing, biting, and speaking without concerns about the prosthetic teeth shifting or slipping, as may occur with removable dentures.
Dental implants provide a natural-looking and fully functional smile, improving self-esteem and confidence. Restoring a complete and aesthetically pleasing smile can positively impact a person's overall quality of life.
Implants restore the full functionality of natural teeth, allowing individuals to bite, chew, and speak with ease. Unlike removable dentures, implants provide stability and prevent slippage, enhancing oral function.
Whether you're missing one tooth or several, dental implants can restore your smile's functionality and aesthetics. Visit Dr. Be Smiles at 4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15, Midland, TX 79705, or call (432) 520-4867 to explore how dental implants can transform oral health and overall well-being.