According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 76.4 million Americans can call themselves baby boomers. Making up nearly 25 percent of the country’s population, these people born between 1946 and 1964 are currently known for enjoying, well… the finer things in life. And some of those finer things are their own teeth! So, if they should happen to need tooth replacement, then a bridge or denture just will not do. They will expect a more lifelike alternative and fortunately there is one: dental implants. In Dallas, TX, baby boomers and others turn to Dr. Anna Willison for dental implants and implant supported dentures.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is actually comprised of two main parts: the part you see and the part you don’t. Hidden below the gum line is a small titanium post. This post replicates your missing tooth’s natural root. As such, the post becomes the solid foundation upon which Dr. Willison attaches your tooth restoration—the part you see. In addition, the post stimulates your jawbone and encourages new bone growth. Without this, there is a risk of bone deterioration and the appearance of a sunken face that is common among people who are missing teeth.
The Dental Implant Procedure
When you come to Dr. Willison for the dental implants, we’ll begin by making sure you’re completely comfortable. In fact, if the procedure makes you too nervous, we offer IV sedation with an anesthesiologist. You’ll be in a state of twilight consciousness while we work on restoring your smile. First, Dr. Willison will carefully place the titanium post in your jawbone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. As you heal, the post and surrounding bone tissue will fuse together to form that solid foundation. In a few months, you’ll return to our Dallas office where Dr. Willison will attach an abutment to the post and then affix your custom-made tooth restoration. Your new dental implant will look, feel and function much like a natural tooth.
If you have more than one missing tooth, then dental implants can be used to anchor other restorations including bridges, partials and the implant supported dentures. These types of dentures are much more comfortable and are more stable than traditional dentures. Call our Dallas office for a complimentary consultation for beautiful and bright smiles.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like more information about dental implants, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Anna Willison. We conveniently serve patients in Dallas, TX, North Dallas, Far North Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Lake Highlands, Highland Park, University Park, Garland and East Dallas.