Dental Implants 101 in New Braunfels, TX
Dental implants may appear to be a product of modern innovation, but evidence suggests that replacing missing teeth with an implant of sorts dates back thousands of years. During those times, the sophisticated process of implantation and the materials in use today did not exist. Modern day dentists have the benefit of history on their side when considering the now prevalent dental implant option of permanent tooth replacement. Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Michael Cole offer implant restoration as a permanent tooth replacement option in their Seguin, TX dental care practice.
The use of dental implants has been noted by archeologists to have been practiced by the Mayan civilization, circa 600 A.D. It is easy to imagine that tooth loss was likely prevalent then, given that there is still an incidence today even with our advanced dental care practices. Dental implant materials that are currently in use, such as titanium and ceramic, have replaced ancient substrates such as stones and seashells that were utilized as prosthetic teeth. The Mayans are largely considered to have been an advanced civilization, and clearly found a way to integrate strong substrates into jawbone as a permanent tooth replacement option.
Dental implants in the 21st century have evolved from crude, early structures into sleek, bone-friendly materials that have been proven to provide the sound permanent tooth replacement option so desired by our society. If adequate jawbone is available, dental implants are the gold standard in replacing lost or missing teeth. Dental implants can support single crowns, bridges, and even dentures and do not involve adjacent teeth that may or may not need to be restored.
If you are missing teeth and believe that you could benefit from the placement of dental implants, or are searching for Seguin, TX dental care, contact Dr. Smith and Dr. Cole today to schedule your dental implant consultation.
At Smith & Cole Laser and Family Dentistry, we believe in providing exceptional care in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our doctors, Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Michael Cole, are experts in their field and strive each day to make patients feel at ease while transforming their smiles. Our office is proud to serve patients from New Braunfels, TX as well as the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of treatment options including the LANAP Laser Treatment, Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Sedation, Pediatric Dentistry, and CEREC Same Day Crowns. Call (830) 387-2852 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!