Having missing teeth not only impacts your self-esteem, but it also dictates your diet. It can influence your speaking voice and lead to bone loss in the jaw—even allowing for shifting teeth and future tooth loss.
When you lose a tooth or teeth, your implant dentist in Garland, TX always recommends tooth replacement. And dental implants are the only option for those looking to keep permanently replace missing teeth while keeping the jawbone viable and healthy. Unfortunately, when your jawbone shrinks due to tooth loss, it can change the appearance of your lower face.
The good news is that dental implant placement is not particularly painful. Most of our Garland patients compare the implant process to simpler procedures like dental fillings.
The area your dentist will work in is always numbed beforehand. There may be pressure, but you should not feel pain. Recovery is also straightforward—a few days of soreness relieved via ibuprofen. The benefits of dental implants far outweigh this mild soreness.
With dental implants, you have a do-over. A new tooth and replacement root!
If you have missing teeth and you’re considering dental implants in Garland, TX, we invite you to contact a team member today. We are also here if you have any questions about tooth replacement, including our tooth replacement options.