Dental implants have been around for decades, but are coming into their own as a part of mainstream dentistry. If you’re missing a tooth, an implant might sound too good to be true: a replacement that looks and functions like a real tooth. But at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we perform dental implants on a regular basis.
Strictly speaking, a dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted into the patient’s jaw, and serves as a replacement tooth root. An artificial tooth (a restoration) goes on top of that. It might sound too good to be true, but implants are one of the fastest-growing segments in dental care.
Dental implants can also be used to anchor a bridge or dentures. Because the post is implanted in the jaw, these bridges or dentures won’t come loose like traditional ones can.
Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!
At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX, we also offer smile designs that can upgrade your smile with teeth whitening and other procedures. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
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909 W Mitchell St