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Arlington Implant Dentist Rebuilds Beautiful Smiles

September 27, 2016

Filed under: Dental Implants,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — drbaldwin @ 3:47 pm

Arlington implant dentist Dr. Baldwin uses dental implants to reconstruct beautiful smiles. If you have missing teeth then you know that replacing them is a must. Not doing so will impact the appearance of your smile, degrade your self-confidence, and can lead to other oral health problems and even general health concerns. The only real question is what type of tooth replacement is best for you? At Foundation Dental Solutions in Arlington, implant dentist Dr. Douglas Baldwin and his team often use dental implants to great success with patients of all ages. Read on to find out more about replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

The Trouble with Missing Teeth

Whether you have one, two, three or more missing teeth, the importance of tooth replacement cannot be understated. Missing teeth have been shown to lead to other oral health problems including gum disease, bite problems as other teeth shift out of position, a greater risk of tooth decay and even additional missing teeth.

In addition, some people with tooth loss often have trouble eating a healthy diet because they simply cannot chew a variety of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Finally—and this barely needs mentioning—missing teeth almost always make people self-conscious; knowing that others are seeing a gaping hole in your smile can lead to a loss of self-confidence and ultimately isolation.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

There are other tooth replacement options—a denture or crown and bridge, for example—but neither of these offers the distinct benefits of having dental implants. While they do replace the crown of a tooth, the root is still missing. An implant, on the other hand, replaces both.

When you have a dental implant, Dr. Baldwin surgically places a small titanium post in your jawbone underneath the socket of a missing tooth. This substitutes for your missing tooth root, and while you may not see this portion of your tooth replacement it does play a very important role in your oral health, as well as your facial appearance.

The implant firmly anchors your new tooth restoration and also stimulates healthy new bone tissue growth. Without a tooth root, bone begins to deteriorate, which can lead to changes in the shape of your face. The jaw often begins to look sunken and your entire appearance may change. A dental implant, however, prevents this so you not only have a complete smile but you also maintain your youthful good looks!

Call Your Arlington Implant Dentist Today

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, Arlington dentist Dr. Baldwin would be happy to consult with you. Contact Foundation Dental Solutions today.

What Our Patients Say About Us

For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX