Think A Missing Back Tooth Is No Big Deal?

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Most people are embarrassed by a missing tooth in the front of the mouth. It may not be fair, but a gaping hole would have negative connotations for just about anyone. We can address that issue with a dental implant, at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

But what about a missing molar? Someone who loses a back tooth is more likely to leave the gap. “You can’t really see it when I smile, right?” “I have another molar back there, I can chew with that one.” If the tooth had been hurting, sometimes they are so relieved that the pain is gone, they consider an extraction the final answer.

Bone Recession

Since we can’t see the bone that anchors our tooth roots, we may not consider its condition. The health of a jawbone plays an essential role in overall oral health.

When a tooth is extracted, the bone at the extraction site begins to shrink and recede. A dental implant prevents that: it replaces the tooth root and maintains the health of the bone.

A dental implant is a titanium post that gets inserted into the jaw. One implant can support an artificial tooth, and several of them can support a dental bridge, or even a full dental arch (denture).

The implant not only supports a replacement tooth and prevents bone recession. It also helps neighboring teeth from shifting and rotating.

To find out more about dental implants, please schedule an appointment with us at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall. People from Rockwall, Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate also come to our practice for complete cosmetic dentistry and other services. Call today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Missing Teeth? 5 Things You Need To Know About Dentures

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This post from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall covers five things you should know about dentures.

1. Dentures are not the only replacement choice for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a better option for patients. Whereas a removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. This has important implications. Dental implants can prohibit bone recession that typically occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can deliver patients the near-normal ability to chew and speak.

2. There are more than one type of denture. Most individuals are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some existing teeth. Partial dentures can be fixed in the mouth or detachable.

3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be a suitable candidate for implant-anchored dentures. The vital factor is whether or not you have enough bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can augment natural bone for some implant patients. Schedule an appointment with dentist Karen Williamson to find out if you are a good candidate.

4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice correct oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.

5. Even if you have no natural teeth left, it’s essential that you have biannual dental examination. Optimal oral health is a fundamental component of overall physical well-being. We will examine your mouth for indications of diseases like cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. It is also a good idea for your dentist to examine the condition of your appliance at your visit.

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall we have placed a lot of dental implants. People from Rockwall, Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate come to our office for implants and other restorative dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Live Better With Dental Implants

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For denture wearers, ill-fitting dentures can cause more issues  than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, we’d like to tell you about an alternative: implant-supported dentures.

Implant-supported dentures are like getting a brand-new set of teeth. If you are not familiar with implants, here are the essentials:

Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in your jaw, where they fuse with the bone. Titanium is ideally suited to this, which is why it is commonly used in joint replacements, like for the hip and the knee.

Once the titanium has fused with the bone, you have a rock-solid support for one or more artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Where one implant can support one artificial tooth, several implants – usually four – can support a full dental arch.

Implant-supported dentures are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They look completely natural, and can replace both the upper and lower sets.

To be a good candidate for a dental implant, you must have enough healthy bone to support it. Even if you don’t, bone grafting can promote new growth, enough so that there is enough mass to support the implant.

To find out more about implant-supported dentures from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, please call us. Patients from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate come to us for implants and other restorative dentistry procedures, and much more. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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6 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

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Dentures that rest on the gums have a long history in dentistry. But a revolution is taking place, and these traditional dentures are no longer the only option. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we offer implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your jaw. Within a few months the post has fused with the bone. This forms a rock-solid foundation for a replacement tooth.

One implant can support one artificial tooth. Multiple implants can support a dental bridge, or full dental arch.

Dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • Stability. Implants don’t move around in your mouth.
  • Form and Function. Implants look and function like natural teeth.
  • Like a New Root. Dental implants mimic a natural tooth root, promoting healthy bone
  • Bone Retention. The implant prevents bone recession and stimulates blood circulation
  • Comfort. No gum irritation
  • Appearance. Get your smile back!

Before you can get a dental implant, we must make sure you’ve got enough healthy bone to support it. Even if you have lost bone mass due to recession, though, a bone graft can stimulate new bone growth. In a matter of months you should have enough bone mass in the jaw to support the implants.

Implant-supported dentures from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall can change your life. Patients come to our practice from Rockwall, Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate for complete family dentistry services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Rockwall?

There are people who refrain from smiling at all costs. Are you one of those who covers their mouth when laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unattractive teeth for years? At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall, we can help!

If you are missing one or more teeth, talk to us about dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that includes both root and crown. Because it is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Because of dental implants, many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth. Implants can even be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit.

Dental implants from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall are one of the most significant advances in dentistry. To find out more about them, call our office. We also provide complete family dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Eating Got You Down?

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People who are missing teeth know it can make chewing difficult and painful. If you are looking at dental implants and wonder whether they are right for you, come see us at Karen E.Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

Dental implants are usually the best permanent tooth replacement for anyone whose missing teeth make it hard to chew and eat.

Why are they best? Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. Recipients say implants are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

Strictly speaking, a dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. It fuses with the bone to provide a solid support. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while multiple implants can support a bridge or even dentures.

Sound too good to be true! It isn’t! If you have missing teeth, come see us about dental implants at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall. We have a wide range of restorative dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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Hate Your Dentures?

Rockwall Dentistry ImplantMaybe you’ve heard about dental implants, and their uses. A single implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a full set of dentures. You can get implant-supported dentures from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall.

When we talk about dental implants, remember that the implant itself is a titanium post placed in your jaw. Let’s examine the facts about implant-supported dentures:

Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How essential is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?

Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t come loose in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture wearers who exercise regularly especially welcome this benefit.

Appearance: Is your smile beautiful? Can you smile confidently? How many denture wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.

Bone health: When teeth are removed, bone recession can occur over time. Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse issues present, your jaw bone should remain healthy and dense, just as if the original tooth root were there.

Now, denture wearers have an amazing new tooth replacement option.

To find out whether implant-supported dentures are right for you, call us at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall to set up a consultation. Implants are just one of our restorative dentistry procedures. Call today!

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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