It’s simple. You want to smile and chew with confidence.
But you can’t go to the restaurants you’d like to try. You’d like to say something at a community meeting, but you dare not speak. You’re even embarrassed to smile.
The good news is that dental implants have proven to be the absolute best option for achieving these goals. Jay Elliott, D.D.S. at New Teeth Dental Solutions, is one of only a few dentists who provides complete dental implant treatment in his office, which is unique not only in Houston, but also in the entire state of Texas.
Implant dentistry is one of the most exciting new fields of dentistry. Dental Implants are dramatically changing and improving the lives of those who have them. Recipients of dental implants report an improved self-esteem and self-confidence.
Dental implants are becoming the alternative of choice for those who have complaints about missing teeth. Implants allow for a more “natural look” and are the closest alternative to natural teeth, basically mimicking the look and function of your original teeth. Dental implants may also alleviate any pain or pressure you might feel due to dentures and enable wearers to enjoy the foods they once loved, such as corn-on-the-cob and steak.
“Our goal is to see our patients eating and smiling again without the worry or discomfort of loose and painful dentures,” says Dr. Elliott. “The fact is that the benefits of dental implants can last for many years. Dental implants are the closest possible alternative to natural teeth and provide significant savings if you calculate the cost of having to replace dentures over a 20 or 30 year period.”
Dental implants are basically substitute tooth roots, which are usually made of biocompatible titanium. Once inserted they provide a support system for artificial teeth, which are cosmetically apealling, long lasting and the best part is that they feel, function and look like your own natural teeth. Implants are also very beneficial for stabilizing dentures and teeth loosened from periodontal disease.
Whatever the circumstance, dental implants can provide a great sense of security. In addition, because implants fuse with the jawbone they are very strong and can (unlike dentures) maintain your facial structures. Healthy teeth need not be altered to place dental implants, either. There’s no grinding down of existing teeth.
Since dental implants help distribute chewing forces throughout the jawbone, they can restore up to 90 percent of the chewing power that’s usually lost with missing teeth. They can also minimize the erosion of the jawbone that normally occurs when teeth are lost or removed.
With dental implants, you can:
- Replace a single tooth
- Replace multiple teeth with implant bridges
- Replace all upper and/lower teeth instead of having a denture
- Attach dentures to dental implants for more support and less movement
Dr. Elliott is proud to be one of the few dentists in Houston with extensive training and experience in both the surgical and prosthetic phases of dental implantology. He can advise you on the most appropriate alternatives available to you through implant dentistry procedures.
“The self-confidence of our implant patients increases dramatically as a result of better chewing, appearance, speech, and facial support. Additionally, dental implants offer greater lifestyle conveniences. When missing teeth are treated early you have the benefit of avoiding more complicated treatment caused by advanced bone loss. It’s much more beneficial to get treated early,” states Dr. Elliott.
If you’ve lost your ability to chew and smile with confidence because of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, it’s not over. Dental implants may be the solution you’ve been searching for!