Teeth are a huge part of our lives. They help make a good impression on people, and allow us to eat all kinds of foods. But sometimes, your teeth can need a little help to look and feel their best. For most people, teeth just need to be cleaned and cared for. But for others, they may need work done on their mouth. This can be anything from caps to removing wisdom teeth. Implants are another way to help keep your teeth healthy and pretty. Lee Trevino Dental does quality dental implants for every need. Implants can be done for a variety of different issues. Each issue will require a slightly different implant though. When all is said and done, your smile will look its best.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal frames or pins that are fused to your jaw bone. They are often done when your mouth requires repair work. For those who do not like the idea of metal in their mouth, plastic implants are quickly becoming a good second option. This procedure is often done before a bridge or cap is placed. Teeth naturally grow roots which attach to the bone of your jaw.
However, these roots can become corrupted with decay over time. This is what can cause your teeth to fall out, or for gum disease to spread. Removing the decaying tooth and root should stop the spread of bacteria, but a new tooth cannot be placed in the empty spot. If it was, the new tooth would simply fall out as it is not connected to the jaw. This is why an implant is needed. Otherwise the tooth will have nothing to anchor too.
Making Your Smile Better
Your smile can be greatly improved with dental implants. Besides avoiding decay and rot, implants can help correct your smile. Some implants can help make your teeth look more even. These are implants that hold caps together in your mouth. Other implants will help fill in the gap left from losing a tooth. These implants are usually used for bridge work. Implants also feature in cosmetic surgery, which is done to replace or reshape your mouth after an accident. Without implants any reconstructive work done to your teeth would fall right out. This is what makes them so important to have.
You teeth are your first impression. Having implants helps make sure that your first impression will be a good one. Lee Trevino Dental is experienced in providing dental implants for their clients. Whether you need work to avoid decay or rot, or you want to correct your smile, implants can help your mouth. Remember that there are other options besides metal for implants now. So be sure to ask your dentist about which option is best for your mouth.