Biocompatible Dental Implants
When you’ve lost one or more teeth, you’ve lost more than just what you can see. Below your gums, your natural, healthy teeth are supported by roots that rest securely in sockets within your jawbone. These roots also preserve your jawbone by inviting a healthy flow of nutrients every time you bite and chew. With one or more of your teeth and their roots missing, your smile not only suffers from the visual aspects of tooth loss, but also from the degradation of your jawbone due to a reduced supply of nutrients. With dental implants, however, Dr. Huffstutler can help you reestablish stimulation in your jawbone, offering increased support for your replacement teeth while simultaneously reducing your risks of jawbone degradation and future tooth loss.
Modern dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium—a material that your jawbone accepts and fuses to as it heals. Each implant post is inserted into the jawbone at a carefully determined angle, allowing it to absorb a maximum amount of your bite’s pressure. After your jaw has healed (which typically take 4-6 months), Dr. Huffstutler can secure your custom-made porcelain crown, bridge, or denture to your implant(s), depending on how many teeth you’ve lost.
Because of their comprehensive long-term benefits, dental implants are the most successful tooth replacement option. If you’ve lost one or more teeth and wish to regain a maximum amount of your bite function, then speak with us today about your eligibility for dental implants! Call Steven M. Huffstutler, DDS, in Ft. Worth, TX, at 817-918-3038.