If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington may be the answer to your prayers.
Why is that? Dental implants are replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing. Not only that, they help to preserve your jaw bone, which can deteriorate after you lose teeth.
Technically, a dental implant is not a replacement tooth. It’s really a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. Because it fuses with the bone, it becomes a part of your body. An implant is strong enough to support an artificial tooth, just like a natural tooth root. Several implants can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.
Other artificial tooth options, including conventional dentures, need to be replaced every few years. This is because the bone beneath it gradually deterioriates.
Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime. They prevent bone loss, because the implant is part of the jawbone. Furthermore, the artificial tooth or teeth attached to the implant will never decay.
Dental implants from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington are indistinguishable from other teeth, and most people won’t realize one is there. You may forget, too! We’ve placed them in patients from Mansfield and Grand Prairie, who also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
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