Missing teeth can have a negative impact on not only the appearance of your smile, but other important aspects of your life as well. Missing teeth can make it harder to enjoy your favorite foods and can make it more difficult to speak clearly. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers many methods for resolving the issue. Dr. Rawcliffe is pleased to provide his Round Rock, TX, area patients with one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth – dental implants.
What You Need to Know about Implants
One of the most impressive advancements in dental technology in recent years is the dental implant. An implant consists of a titanium rod that is surgically implanted into the jawbone of the patient, in the same location as the missing tooth. After a few months, the bone fuses to the titanium rod – in effect creating a new root for the artificial tooth. Once that takes place, Dr. Rawcliffe affixes a replacement tooth to the top of the implant.
Advantages of Implants
Implants have become a popular way of replacing missing teeth over the past few years, and it’s easy to understand why. An implant is permanent, meaning it cannot be removed by the patient so it doesn’t move or shift in the patient’s mouth. As a result, the patient can enjoy all different types of foods without worrying that their artificial tooth will move. And no special cleaning regimen is required – the patient simply brushes and flosses as usual. Implants are also extremely durable and strong dental appliances – in fact, they usually last a lifetime!
If you are missing one or more teeth, there’s no reason to let it affect the quality of your life! Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rawcliffe today to find out more about dental implants, along with other methods to replace missing teeth. Thanks to modern dental technology, no one has to live with missing teeth!
Contact Us Today
For more information about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rawcliffe, contact our Round Rock, TX, office today.