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attractive older woman smilingLiving without your teeth prevents you from maintaining a normal diet, it can leave you feeling less confident, create a more dated look, and it can lead to jawbone deterioration. When you visit our Richardson office, we can help you overcome these limitations by placing dental implants, which are the most reliable form of tooth replacement available. Read on to learn about their many benefits and discover why it’s well worth your time to pay Dr. Davis a visit!

What Separates Dental Implants from the Rest?

dental implant in bone porcelain bridgeUnlike other forms of tooth replacement that rely on the surrounding teeth, suction or adhesive to maintain their position, your dentist in Richardson takes a different route with the dental implant process. It starts with her surgically inserting a titanium post into your jawbone that mimics the natural function of your missing tooth root. The implant is then secured through a natural process called osseointegration, where new bone cells fuse with the dental implant to create a degree of stability that can only be matched by your original tooth root.

Then, for extra security, we’ll add an abutment (acts as an anchor), which is screwed into the implant and allows a final restoration to be securely attached. Therefore, you’ll be able to enjoy your new smile without having to worry about an embarrassing mishap or premature failure. With the placement of a dental implant and restoration, you’ll have a fully functional and symmetrical appearance!

The Benefits of Receiving Dental Implants

older man smiling in dentist chairAs we’ve discussed, the primary benefit of a dental implant is that it’s attached to the jawbone. However, this aspect of the process gives rise to the following other advantages:

Who’s the Right Candidate for Dental Implants?

older man smiling giving thumbs upAt our Richardson office, we place dental implants for patients of all ages, because living without any number of teeth is a problem, no matter what demographic you fit into. Before the process commences, though, you’ll undergo a complete dental examination. Therefore, if there is any restorative work that needs to be completed or you’re lacking sufficient bone mass to support a dental implant, Dr. Davis can work with you to develop an appropriate counter strategy.

Because such a tedious approach is taken to the dental implant process, the average success rate after 10 years is 95%. As an added benefit, with proper care, your dental implant can last 30 years or more. That means you’ll have plenty of time to take photos of your beautiful new smile. The path to receiving dental implants in Richardson starts by contacting us today to schedule your first visit!

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