Dental technology has made great strides over the past few years. One of the most impressive advancements is a method of replacing missing teeth called dental implants. Let’s face it, missing one or more teeth can impact not only how you feel about your smile – it can also make it hard to chew food, difficult to speak, and can have a devastating impact on your overall self-esteem. A dental implant is often an excellent choice for replacing a missing tooth. Dr. Tiffee and his staff are pleased to offer dental implant restoration services to our patients from throughout the Uvalde, TX, area.
What Is a Dental Implant?
An implant consists of a titanium rod that is surgically implanted into the jawbone of the patient. After a period of a few months, the metal fuses to the bone tissue. After that, an artificial tooth is affixed to the top of the implant. The result is very much like getting a brand new natural tooth. Implants look just like the rest of the patient’s teeth, they’re permanent and incredibly strong – often lasting for a lifetime. It’s no wonder that implants have become such a popular method for replacing missing teeth!
Why Choose an Implant?
There are other ways to replace missing teeth – methods such as dental bridges and partial dentures, for example. But many patients prefer implants because they truly are a permanent solution. Implants require no special cleaning or maintenance routines; you simply brush and floss as you normally would. And implants last for many, many years.
Whatever method you choose, it’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Even if you’re just missing a single tooth, if you don’t have it replaced, your other teeth will eventually shift in position to fill in the gap, and that can throw your bite off. That, in turn, can lead to a variety of other dental problems. Dr. Tiffee can help you decide which method of tooth replacement is right for you.
Contact Our Uvalde Office for More Information
Dr. Tiffee and his trained staff of dental professionals offer restoration services to our patients with dental implants. If you don’t already have an implant, contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Tiffee to discuss what’s involved in the process and what you can expect. We work with other dental specialists who will place your new implant, ensuring that only trained professionals are involved in providing you with high quality dental implant services.