Every tooth in your mouth plays a role in the overall quality of your smile and oral health. Losing even a single tooth can have a negative impact on oral health and function which is why we always encourage patients to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. One of the most beneficial tooth replacement solutions we offer at our practice in Midland, TX, is dental implants, a permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to function just like your regular teeth by replacing the entire tooth from the root to the tip. We offer full-scope dental implant care at our practice so you have your implants placed and restored by one experienced team. Many patients find dental implants to be a convenient way to replace missing teeth while maintaining or improving the esthetics of their smile.
Dental implants are fabricated tooth structures surgically placed into the jaw bone to replace a missing tooth. When a tooth is extracted or lost, the jaw bone is at risk for bone loss because there is no longer a tooth root there to stimulate it. Our doctors can perform surgery to connect the base of the implant to the jaw bone. As the post of the implant heals, it starts to fuse with the natural bone which in turn creates a strong foundation for the rest of the implant structure. This process also restores optimal functioning of your smile. Once the foundation is secure, we can attach a dental crown on top of the gum line, or a denture or bridge if we’re replacing an entire arch. This helps restore your bite and creates a more uniform look.
Dental implants need no special care — you simply brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth. And they’re permanent — not like dentures that you need to remove for cleaning. Your tooth implants will function exactly like regular teeth — you can eat any foods you like. Your replacement tooth will also look like your natural teeth — no one will be able to tell that you have implants. Tooth implants are also resistant to staining, so you don’t have to worry about discoloration.
Our doctors offer both dental implant placement and dental implant restoration services which means you can have your entire implant procedure done at our brand new, state-of-the-art practice. We perform guided implant surgery using some of the lastest dental technologies to ensure optimal placement of every implant. We can also perform bone grafting and tooth extractions in house if we need to prepare your mouth for implants.
Some patients at our Midland, Texas, dental clinic need only one or two dental implants, but others need more. Our dentist will examine your mouth and teeth and give you options for restorations.
Usually, a single tooth implant is easier to do than several. However, if you lost your tooth many years ago, the neighboring teeth may have drifted into the space it left behind. Even if this is not noticeable to you, your teeth may have moved just enough to make placing a dental implant challenging. In these cases, our dentist uses orthodontia to move your other teeth back into place before beginning the tooth implant procedure.
If you are missing many top or bottom teeth, the best solution for you might be a full arch of dental implants. That’s a whole set of top teeth or a whole set of bottom teeth. This may necessitate our dentist having to remove one or more of your natural teeth, but your full arch of dental implants will perform much better this way.
Full arch replacement teeth are far superior to dentures because they are permanent. You don’t take them out to clean them — you brush them just like natural teeth. They also never need to be relined like dentures do — they provide a permanent fit. And they function much better than dentures do — there’s no slipping while you’re trying to eat or talk. Plus, they look fabulous!
Our dentist also provides implant-supported dentures. This is a whole set of replacement teeth, but instead of fitting like dentures, they are anchored to four or six implants on the top and bottom of your mouth. These are permanent as well. Our patients love how they feel just like natural teeth.
If you’re missing teeth, book a consultation at our dentist office in Midland, Texas, to learn more about dental implants and what they can do for you.
At The Dental Studio of Midland, we understand how distressing it can be to lose a tooth or live with missing teeth. Our doctors have extensive experience working with patients who need dental implants and both doctors are doctors of dental surgery. Dr. Tye Thompson is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry so he stays up to date on the latest protocols and techniques. If you are looking for an experienced dental implant dentist in Midland, TX, call The Dental Studio of Midland for your consultation today!
Many of our patients report feeling embarrassed by their missing teeth. They try not to let anyone see them smile because they are ashamed. We want you to know that missing teeth are nothing to be ashamed of — they are simply a fact of life that our dentist can help you correct. Once you get dental implants, you’ll be ready to face the world again, going to parties and out on dates. You may even finally apply for that promotion you have been wanting. Make today the day you call our dentist office and make a positive change in your life.