Perhaps you've lost a tooth or it was never there to begin with, or perhaps the decay on your tooth was too deep to restore. Replacing a tooth can be accomplished with a dental implant. Today, dental implants are the standard care for patients seeking to replace one or more missing teeth. Let the implants specialists at Clear Lake City Dentistry, Dr. Dan Hoang and Dr. Eric Choudhury, help you rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy a quality life. Everyone deserve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental implant is a threaded, titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw bone to substitute the root structure of the tooth and to provide stable support for artificial teeth. Some patients who have lost bone in their jaw may require bone grafting prior implant placement. Implants are used to replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth or to support bridge and dentures.
You are a good candidate for dental implants if you:
They can restore your active and healthy lifestyle. Give business presentations, and eat what you like without worrying about your teeth slipping or falling out because dental implant is fixed in place.
Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. They are anchored into our jaw and can last a lifetime.
With poor-fitting dentures, replacement teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that dentures might slips.
Because dental implants are fixed and function like natural teeth, they can eliminate the discomfort caused by removable dentures
Dental implants can give you back a terrific smile and help you feel better about yourself.
With good care, implants can last a lifetime.
Removable dentures can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and embarrassing. They can be troublesome to clean and often require the use of messy pastes and cream to keep them from slipping.
It usually requires multiple visits to complete a dental implant placement.
First, after administering local anesthesia, the missing tooth site is prepared for placing dental implant, then the implant body is placed into the bone along with a special healing abutment. You will be left to heal for about two to three months depending on the site of the implant. After three months, a test will be done on the implant to ensure what's called osseo-integration or a fusing of the implant to the bone. At this stage, a small healing cap will be attached to the implant to connect the implant to surface of the gums and help the shape the gums and received final crown.