Missing a tooth can cause you to have a lack in confidence in your smile, but it can also cause issues in function such as chewing. It is important to address the issue to restore proper function and to give you back your confidence when smiling and interacting with others.
A dental implant(s) may be the answer! Implants are used to replace a missing tooth and its root. They make a great option to restore function and correct aesthetic issues with your smile. Since placing a dental implant in the jaw is considered oral surgery, Dr. Khal, a board-certified prosthodontist, will first check to make sure the jaw and gums are healthy enough to support the surgery.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent replacement option for a missing tooth or teeth and can last for many, many years with proper care and maintenance. It takes three to six months to completely heal, and there is some discomfort that can be managed with pain medication, but overall, this is a great solution for a missing tooth.
Please call us or schedule an appointment online to discuss this option further with Dr. Khal and see if an implant is right for you. We are pleased to serve patients in the Southlake, TX, and surrounding areas.