Dental Implants

At Needville Family Dentistry, we know that losing a tooth for any reason can be a devastating experience. However, the best thing you can do for yourself is to look forward and think about tooth replacement to get back your healthy smile.

Dr. Jennifer Kunkel and Dr. Kathryn Davis want to help you and are pleased to offer dental implants here at our Needville, TX dental office. Implants are a natural choice because they are the healthiest, most lifelike tooth replacement option available.

Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?

Each of your teeth is designed to do a specific job and allow you to bite and chew comfortably and speak clearly. Your teeth also provide support for your facial features and give you a healthier, more youthful appearance.

When a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth have to compensate for the lost function. This puts excessive stress on teeth that they weren’t meant to handle.

The result is often teeth grinding, bite problems, broken or worn teeth, and tooth misalignment as adjacent teeth drift toward the gap in your smile. The bone in your jaw starts to break down as soon as you lose a tooth and can even lead to additional tooth loss in the future.

As you can see, there are numerous reasons why replacing teeth with dental implants in Needville, TX is a good idea!

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Unlike a bridge or full or partial dentures that sit on top of your gums, a dental implant is placed surgically in your jaw. The implant acts as an artificial tooth root and helps keep your jawbone strong and healthy.

After our dentist places your biocompatible titanium implant at Needville Family Dentistry, she leaves it to heal and integrate with your jawbone. Healing times range from 3-8 months, and the result is a stable foundation on which to attach a crown, bridge, or denture.

The result is a fully functional tooth that blends beautifully with your smile.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

A dental implant is the only option that replaces an entire missing tooth, from the root to the crown that shows when you smile. Our dentist can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth in your upper arch, lower arch, or both with implants and implant dentures.

The presence of the titanium implant root keeps the jawbone around it strong and healthy and prevents a sunken facial appearance. Implants also help preserve healthy tooth structure because they don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support as a dental bridge does. 

Dental Implants Offer Stability for Dentures

If you have dentures that don’t fit well or are considering them for the first time, our dentists can place 4-6 implants to hold a full denture securely in place. This gives you confidence, knowing that your denture won’t come flying out when you laugh or sneeze. You also have the freedom to eat all your favorite foods without restriction.

Learn More about Dental Implants in Needville, TX

Are you dealing with one or more missing teeth and need a solution? Please call Needville Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment to learn more. Our dentists are pleased to offer dental implants to patients in Needville, Wharton, Boling-Lago, Fairchilds, Crabb, and all surrounding communities.