Do you have missing tooth/teeth bothering you? Dental implants are a great solution for people who have lost their teeth due to a number of oral concerns that include gum disease, tooth decay, or accidents. Implants are artificial tooth roots that offer a strong foundation for the missing tooth gap.
When do you need a Dental Implant?
There might be a number of reasons that might prompt you to get a dental implant, that includes:
- An accident, fall, or other types of mishap that result in tooth loss.
- Replace teeth suffering from oral issues, like deep decay.
Before deciding on dental implants, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination and determine the best treatment solution for your dental problem.
What can you expect when you come to get your dental implants?
Getting dental implants is a multiple-step process. In the first step, our dentist will place the screw-like structure, i.e., the implant, into the affected area. Then comes the jawbone healing process, in which the jawbone fuses with the anchored implant over time. This process is known as Osseointegration.
After healing, in the second step, the dentist will place an abutment over the implant to keep the restoration, i.e., a dental crown in place. Then comes the final step in which the customized crown is fitted over the abutment to mimic the natural tooth appearance.
What are the benefits of a dental implant?
Dental implants have lots of benefits that include:
- Improved appearance
- Permanent solution for missing tooth/teeth
- Increased self-esteem
- Better oral health
- Preserve jawbone structure
- Prevent jawbone deterioration
How can I take care of my dental implant?
Dental implants are easy to maintain as they need as much care you provide to your natural teeth. Keep the below steps in mind and practice them daily as routine:
- Brush twice a day.
- Flossing daily at least once a day.
- Visit the dentist for regular check-ups.
If provided proper care, then the dental implants can last over a lifetime.
To know more, call us at (936) 564-2439 or schedule an online appointment with our dentists. We will be happy to guide you further.