Individuals who experience tooth loss are faced with the task of choosing the right restorative procedure for their smile. Patients who neglect their missing teeth often experience more serious consequences that can affect their remaining teeth and overall health, such as facial sagging, poor nutrition, and diminished quality of life.
At Today’s Family Dental, our goal is to help patients missing teeth find the right replacement solution for lost, missing, or extracted teeth. Our Waco dentists know that finding the right course of treatment may take some time and consideration. If in doubt about which restorative procedure to choose, Dr. Williams and Dr. Quigley are here to help guide you in the right direction and determine the right treatment for your smile.
Luckily, there are various restorative options to consider. At Today’s Family Dental, we are aware of our patient’s diverse needs and offer a number of replacement options, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. For patients who prefer a more stable and permanent restorative option, our Waco dentists also offer dental implants restorations.
During this restorative treatment process, biocompatible implant fixtures are placed by an oral surgeon or periodontist into the jawbone. Over the course of recovery, the bone grows around the dental implants, permanently securing it to the mouth. After recovery is complete, patients return to our dental practice in Waco to have their restoration designed, manufactured, and placed. By the end of treatment, patients are left with a beautifully restored smile.
The dental implant procedure is one that is conducted with the cooperation of an oral surgeon and our dental office. This treatment would require the oral surgeon to complete the surgical phase while our Waco dentists would take charge of the restorative phase.
When to Consider Dental Implants
Being aware of the state of your smile and knowing when to invest in implant restoration is very important. When patients neglect or put off tooth replacement, they face serious consequences that can quickly affect neighboring or remaining teeth. Over time, patients are at a greater risk of tooth decay, infection, bone deterioration, poor nutrition, and more.
If you’re experiencing any of the following factors, we recommend coming in for a consultation:
- Severely damaged teeth
- Missing teeth
- Chipped or fractured restorations
- Difficulty speaking or chewing properly
- Prolonged use of removable dentures or partials
Ignoring gaps in your smile can also lead to additional tooth loss. Not only does this make the situation worse, it’ll cost you more time and money in the long run.
Explore Implant Restoration in Waco, TX
If you have gaps in your smile due to tooth loss, visit our dental office in Waco, TX to explore dental implants and their many restorative benefits. Here at Today’s Family Dental, our goal is to repair smiles through high-quality care. Our priority is your health. Contact us today to get started!