A missing puzzle piece may not ruin a jigsaw puzzle, but a missing tooth can be very unsightly and ruin your smile. At Vaca and Kirby Dental in Longview we have dental implants that can restore a smile.
A missing tooth can cause more than an unpleasant appearance. When a tooth and its root are gone, the teeth on each side of the gap begin to rotate. This can result in trouble eating and even speaking.
To make matters worse, the missing tooth root can also lead to bone recession. The jawbone is stimulated and kept healthy by biting and chewing action. When the root isn’t there anymore, the bone actually begins to recede. This leads to a shrunken appearance in the face.
Dental implants can solve this. An implant is a post that is inserted in the jaw. These posts are usually made of medical-grade titanium, which is ideally suited to fusing with human bone. Once it does it forms a solid foundation for the artificial tooth it will support.
Dental implants have been hailed as one of the most important advances in dentistry, and they’re available at Vaca and Kirby Dental in Longview. Patients from Gladewater, Hallsville, and New Diana also come to us for complete general dentistry services. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!