Dental implant treatment is a popular choice for Owensboro patients who are struggling with the loss of a natural tooth. Drs. Thompson and Frey are committed to helping patients improve their smile, even when the unthinkable occurs. Whether patients lost their tooth from disease, extraction, or trauma, it is important for them to consider restorative options to keep their smile looking its best. Without restoring a missing tooth, patients may experience drifting of the natural teeth and a poor appearance to their smile, along with reduced chewing and speaking efficiency.
Drs. Thompson and Frey of Owensboro strongly suggest dental implants when they are appropriate. Patients who want a permanent solution to their tooth loss that provides long-term relief may consider the advantages of dental implants. They can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, and their strength and stability are unsurpassed by other solutions such as dental bridges and partial dentures. In fact, because of their strength, they are often used to hold full dentures in place to avoid the weak performance of dental adhesives.
Patients who are considering dental implants should have a thorough evaluation completed, which may include x-rays. This can help Drs. Thompson and Frey determine if there is sufficient bone structure for successful placement. Dental implants rely on the bone underneath the gum tissue for strength, and without sufficient bone structure, the implant will not last. In some instances, patients may be candidates for bone grafting, which can help restore lost bone.
Patients interested in learning more about dental implants and whether they can be the solution to their dental concerns are encouraged to visit the professional dental team at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro. Our team works with individuals to find out what solution works best for their concerns and fits their budget. This can be done during an initial examination appointment with Drs. Thompson and Frey at our state-of-the-art dental facility.