Magi Crofcheck, DDS
Periodontist & Implantologist located in Webster, TX
Dental implants can restore your smile so naturally that no one will ever suspect you have them. At her practice, Magi Crofcheck, DDS, and her dedicated team have decades of dental implant experience and are ready to create fully functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth replacements for you. Call the Webster, Texas, office to book now.
Dental Implants Q & A
Dental implants can successfully replace one single tooth or multiple teeth and can enable you to have the confident smile you deserve. They look and function like your natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy eating. For many people, missing teeth lead to difficulty with eating, pain, an unattractive smile, which leads to a less active lifestyle. Dental implants can help solve these issues and restore your confidence and comfort.
Replacing One Single Tooth
One implant and crown can replace both the lost natural tooth and its root. There are many advantages of a single tooth implant over a bridge. You can achieve the look, feel and function of a natural tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. A tooth-supported fixed bridge would require that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge. Also, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, a single implant can be more aesthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge. Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base and collar of the bridge becomes exposed. Resorbed bone beneath the bridge can lead to an unattractive smile. The cement that holds a bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge.
If you are interested in dental implants, or have questions about implant dentistry, please call us at 281-286-0056. We look forward to hearing from you!