A missing tooth can compromise more than just your appearance. Spaces in your smile give plaque extra places to accumulate and may allow your remaining teeth to shift into improper positions. You may have difficulty eating or speaking properly, and lost teeth can lead to a loss of mass in your jaw bone. To address this issue, our dentist, Dr. Asad Ahsan offers dental implants in McKinney, Texas. To make an appointment at Vital Dental to learn more about implants, call (972) 347-0945 today.
Unlike other restoration options, dental implants replace the root of a tooth with a titanium post. This post will stimulate the growth of the jaw bone, resulting in healthier jaw bone and a sturdy implant. When the implant site has healed, the dentist can place a restoration or replacement tooth on the post. Or, depending on your needs, he may place a crown or a denture. Once the implant process is finished, you will have a healthy, functioning smile that you will be proud to show off. To care for your implant, you can brush and floss it, just as you would your natural teeth. To be a good candidate for implants, you will need to have healthy gums and enough bone structure to support the implant. While most people have no issues, the dentist can tell you if you need a grafting procedure. To find out more about how dental implants can improve your smile, contact our office today!