Restoring Your Smile With Dental Implants

El Paso, TX, Dental Implants

When you lose one of your teeth, speak with your dentist about prosthetic options for restoring your smile. By taking on tooth loss early, you can prevent many of the the consequences that can harm the function of your bite. Because we rely upon our teeth to help form speech, your voice may sound off without a dental aid. Left open, a gap can attract neighboring teeth that begin to drift. This harms the alignment of your bite, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Because gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss among adults today, failure to restore your smile can lead to additional tooth loss.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we encourage our patients who experience tooth loss to explore dental implants. This versatile smile aid can mimic the function of a tooth’s root, burrowing deep into your jaw to provide permanent stability. For individual teeth, we attach crowns above your gumline to recreate your smile. A dental implant can help treat more advanced forms of tooth loss by holding bridges or dentures as well. Each implant transfers the force of your bite, stimulating the jawbone underneath, and contributing to the maintenance of its density. This helps you avoid the loss of tissue that accompanies so many people dealing with tooth loss.

How Do We Lose Teeth In Adulthood?

By understanding the conditions that contribute to tooth loss, you can adjust your behaviors to preserve your healthy smile. While a missing tooth is a rite of passage during adulthood, there is no tooth fairy for grown-ups! While you cannot predict certain physical accidents that knock out teeth, a commitment to oral hygiene is paramount for protecting your smile.

Gum disease results from failure to regularly remove bacterial deposits from the surface of your teeth. By brushing and flossing each day, while attending semiannual checkups, you can reduce the likelihood of a gum infection that threatens the stability of your teeth.

Placing A Dental Implant

When you visit our office to discuss prosthetic tooth replacements, we will inspect the health of your jaw to determine if it can support an implant. Taking X-rays shows the density of the bone and allows us to plan the approach angle of your replacement tooth. Inserting a titanium post directly into the jaw allows your oral tissues to fuse, holding it securely for a lifetime. After healing from placement, we can attach a dental crown to an abutment at the end of the post to restore your smile.


To learn more about restorative treatment or plan your next visit, please call our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at (915) 849-9000.