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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a restorative solution to missing teeth. However, unlike other restorations offered, implants replace the root of the natural tooth as well. This provides numerous benefits, including the ability to stimulate your jawbone. By doing this, the bone will not deteriorate, and you are able to retain your facial aesthetic. Dental implants are composed of three separate components; the implant post, the abutment, and the custom-made dental crown.
The Implant Process
The process for placing implants and completing the restoration is one that is different for every patient. Because everyone’s smile is different, their smiles may have different needs or requirements prior to or during the treatment process. These influential factors may include the number of teeth being replaced, the type of implant chosen, and the need for preliminary treatment. In most cases, the full procedure in our Houston, TX office follows these steps:
Each of our patients choosing to replace their teeth with implants can enjoy a free consultation! During this consultation, we will evaluate the health and condition of your teeth and gums to determine the next steps and let you know if implants are right for you.
If we detect the presence of gum disease, bone loss, or notice any damaged teeth in your mouth, we will require these issues to be addressed before placing your implants. This is to encourage the success of the surgery and promote the best outcome.
When it finally comes time to place your implants, we will schedule you for surgery. Most patients report feeling very little or no pain at all during this procedure thanks to sedation and anesthesia. We will create a small incision in your gum tissue over the area that the implant will be placed. We will then insert the post into your jawbone and suture the gum tissue closed.
The healing phase is one of the most difficult steps for our patients, but the most important for the success of the restoration. During this time, the titanium post will bond to the surrounding bone tissue and become stable. Once healed, the post will become as secure as the root of a healthy tooth. The healing phase will take place over a period of three to six months. We know you’re eager to complete the implant, but we assure you that this is well worth the wait!
Finally, the time has come for the process to be completed. We will check your implant post to ensure it is stable, then the final touches will be applied. We will connect the crown to the implant. Once your new crown is cemented into place, you will have a new smile that will last a lifetime.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are capable of changing a patient’s life after tooth loss. While many people fear that life will never be the same again after tooth loss, implants have made it possible to eat all of their favorite foods, to smile and laugh with confidence, and to never again fear the possibility of their prosthetic slipping out of place. Other benefits include:
The Cost of Dental Implants
While we are sure you’re eager to know the cost of this procedure, the price is not the same for everyone. Just as the process differs for each patient, the expense will differ as well. In order to secure your accurate pricing details, we encourage you to schedule your free consultation. During this appointment, your treatment plan and cost will be revealed.
Are Dental Implants Right for you?
Dental implants are truly the ideal solution when it comes to tooth replacement. They are more durable, comfortable, and convenient than any other restoration you can find; in addition, they are also much healthier! What’s not to like? But are they right for you?
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