The Lifelike Support of Dental Implants
Replacing lost teeth with a dental bridge or denture can do more than restore your smile’s appearance, it also helps prevent many of the problems that stem from tooth loss. Yet, besides teeth shifting out of place and the visual effect on your smile, the consequences of tooth loss also include those that result from missing teeth roots. Dental implants are small, titanium posts that mimic the way roots support your teeth. One or a series of implant posts can uphold a dental crown, partial denture, or complete denture, depending on the severity of your tooth loss.
Qualifying for Dental Implants
When dental implant posts are stimulated by biting and chewing, they promote a healthy flow of nutrients to your jawbone that keeps it strong enough to support the rest of your teeth. However, to receive dental implants, your jawbone must have enough density to support the surgically-implanted posts.
Before suggesting dental implants, Dr. Patel will use digital imaging technology to gauge the health and strength of your jawbone. We will also check to ensure that your teeth and gums are free of disease to improve the chances of successful implant placement and healing.
If gingivitis or gum disease is present, then you could require periodontal treatment to bring the disease under control before your implants can be placed. Otherwise, gum disease can destroy the gums and jawbone that support your teeth and implants.
Dr. Kalpesh Patel and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, call Active Dental at 972-556-0600. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.