Dental Implants: Your Path to the Perfect Smile
Having straight white teeth can do amazing things for your self-image while having a profound impact on your overall appearance. Just think of any major celebrity’s teeth: They’re always perfectly white and perfectly straight.
Because our teeth are so front-and-center, they’ve come to represent success, confidence and good health. If the eyes are a window to the soul, then the teeth are its reflection.
Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with naturally perfect teeth. The good news, though, is that many different treatments exist to help you get the teeth you’ve always wanted. Dental implants are one such procedure. But you may be wondering precisely what this form of cosmetic dentistry involves and whether it’s right for you.
Read on and we’ll explain everything.
What Are Dental Implants?
Essentially, dental implants are metal posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gums to act as artificial tooth roots. Using these metal posts, a dentist can then mount artificial replacement teeth into place and they’ll be permanently fixed in that position.
In this manner, dental implants can be used to fill in gaps in your teeth or to replace teeth that need to be removed. The result is a brand-new tooth that can be left in position permanently. Plus, unlike a removable denture, it won’t run the risk of being damaged by tough foods.
Pros and Cons of Dental Implants
If you come in to visit our practice, the first thing we’ll do is consult with you about your current dental health and what your goals and expectations are.
What’s important is that we’ll find the best option for your specific needs. That way, you get the best end results while avoiding undue discomfort. Dr. Vartikar will discuss and recommend which options are best for you. If you only have one tooth missing, you might be better served by a bridge, which can be anchored between teeth on either side.
Alternatively, if you have a tooth in place already but don’t like the way it looks, then we might be able to solve that problem more easily with veneers or crowns. There are other factors to consider, too, such as whether you’d be a better fit for endosteal implants or subperiosteal implants. In some cases, a combination of different procedures can be used to redesign your smile, giving you maximum benefit with minimal inconvenience.
Get the Perfect Smile You've Always Wanted!
At Nirvana Dental, we truly care about each of our patients and will work with you to find the best dental treatments to reach your goals. Whatever results you’re looking for, we can deliver them in a manner that’ll make you and your wallet smile.
Dr. Vartikar specifically works with dental implant crowns, which are the top part (the tooth-looking part) of dental implants. She will refer you out to a trusted specialist to complete the implant placement within the gums.
We’re your neighbors. So, whether you live in Bedford, Euless, or Colleyville TX, our practice is just a short drive away. If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Vartikar and her expertise with implant crowns, then give us a call at (682) 703-0101 and book an appointment with Nirvana Dental today. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about dental implant procedures or recovery.