Dental Implants in Jacksonville, TX
Neglect, accident, or disease can cause missing teeth. It can be difficult to eat properly and smile when you have gaps in your mouth. Jacksonville, TX dentists recommend replacing missing teeth with dental implants as soon as possible not just for aesthetic reasons, but to prevent more serious problems like poor nutrition, teeth misalignment, and jaw bone deterioration.
If you can’t eat the foods you love and you’re smiling less and less because of missing teeth, dental implants from our Jacksonville, TX dentists can change your life. Dr. Folden and Dr. Westbrook offer this revolutionary teeth replacement option to restore a single tooth, several missing teeth or all of your teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tiny screws made of titanium or another biocompatible material. The screw is embedded surgically in the jaw to replace the lost tooth roots. The dental crown, bridge or denture is later attached to the implant. Because dental implants simulate a real tooth from the root up, they are the most stable and secure way to replace lost teeth.
The Implant Procedure
A comprehensive evaluation of your mouth and jaw is required to determine if you have enough bone to support the implant. If not, your dentist in Jacksonville may recommend bone grafting or using another type of implant. During placement, the implant is embedded in the jaw bone. Following a healing period, the replacement tooth is attached to the implant.
If you don’t have enough bone to support a conventional dental implant and you’re looking for an alternative to bone grafting, mini implants may just be the solution for you. Mini implants are smaller than full/conventional implants and are designed to expedite treatment. Mini dental implants can be placed and loaded in one appointment. Each tiny rod (usually made of titanium or other biocompatible materials) is placed strategically to act as tooth root to replacement teeth such as dentures, crowns and bridges.
Dr. Folden and Dr. Westbrook combine advanced training and extensive experience in implant dentistry to bring back chewing ability and improve your smile’s appearance. From evaluation to placement and restoration, your dentists in Jacksonville will work closely with you to ensure that you are 100% happy with the results.