At Smiles at Murphy, we believe in preventing oral health issues over fixing them. Dr. Anshu Jain considers dentistry like being a horticulturist who heals long-term issues, as opposed to a mechanic that fixes temporary problems. She prefers to take care and maintain healthy mouths just as a gardener cares for their garden.
Our experienced dental team does this by examining your teeth and gums during your dental check-ups. We screen for oral cancer, look for changes since the last time we saw you, check for abnormalities, and use dental x-rays to peer beneath the surface. Oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease can create severe damage without being healed, but we must spot them first.
As the adage goes, “'the best-laid schemes of mice and men” highlights that even the best preventive measures can still result in tooth loss. There are many reasons why a tooth is lost or needs to be extracted, but no matter why, Dr. Anshu Jain can restore them.
Dental implants are a popular option for replacing teeth for cosmetic and oral health reasons.
The Dental Implant Process
Many tooth restorations like dental bridges or dentures can fill in the spaces between teeth, but these appliances rest above the gum line. Dental implants are the only restorative option that goes beyond the gums to fuse with the jaw bone. In this way, dental implants in Murphy, TX can replace your entire tooth, even the root.
Dental implants are composed of thin, biocompatible titanium that integrates with the jaw bone. Recovering your tooth root is an excellent move towards protecting your dental health as it prohibits bone loss while stimulating the jaw bone. Without a tooth root, adjacent teeth can start to shift towards the gap to overcompensate, leading to more tooth loss.
It can take several months for the dental implant to fully heal, at which time Dr. Jain will fabricate a beautiful, natural-looking dental crown to place over the implant. Dental crowns can be designed to match the size, shape, and shade of your existing teeth.
This is an excellent opportunity to finally quit smoking, as it can be difficult to heal otherwise. Many dental professionals find that smoking can delay healing, and is otherwise detrimental to your general and oral health.
When the dental implant is properly in place, patients can eat and chew without restriction or fear of the implant falling out.
Aftercare is pretty straightforward. Patients simply need to brush and floss while maintaining regular visits to Smiles at Murphy.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
If so, we can help. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants to see if they are a good solution for you, call us to schedule a visit.