Dental Implant Placement
For those patients suffering from advanced tooth decay and tooth loss, dental implants offer not only an excellent solution, they provide a permanent one. Implants are utilized in a variety of applications. They can anchor different oral appliances like crowns and bridges. These are a better choice than dentures-complete, partial, and custom because they are permanently placed into the jawbones so they will not slip.
Dental implants have the ability to be customized to each patient's needs. We can make them the same color as the rest of your natural teeth. They can be matched to size and shape as well. Most patients prefer dental implants because they feel like natural teeth, you can brush and floss them like you would your own, and they do not slip like traditional dentures. Why not contact us at Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston to find out more?
What is a Dental Implant?
For those patients who have a hard time eating because of pain in their teeth, gums, or have severe tooth decay, implants are the answer. Made of porcelain, they are long-lasting and stain-resistant.
Dental Implants are made of three parts. The first is the implant which is embedded into the bone of the jaw. The abutment, which is the second part, is screwed into the implant. This part supports the actual artificial tooth. The third section is the crown which is the part of the tooth you can see.
Do I Need Dental Implants?
Dentures might be a suitable solution for some, but for those not wanting to constantly have to take them out to clean them, worry they'll move while talking or eating, implants are the way to go. Many times, patients have to get their dentures reshaped because of their changing gumline. That does not happen with these implants. If a patient has fractured or chipped teeth and would like a healthier mouth, implants can provide them with a great option.
Placing Dental Implants
Before implants can be placed, the patient's mouth has to be properly prepared. Any decayed or teeth need to be removed and any gum disease issues need to be addressed. If gum disease has progressed to the point of causing bone loss, bone grafts will be necessary to stabilize the bone structure to allow implants to be placed.
Placing implants takes time. They are placed across multiple appointments. An assessment will have to be made to determine the appropriate plan of action. Our staff will make sure all requirements are met so the implants will fit properly.
Initially, we will get digital imagery to make sure the computer designed, and manufactured implants will fit exactly as needed. By using the latest technology, we are able to lower the chance of infection and increase the patient's level of satisfaction.
At subsequent appointments, we will prepare the site and then place the implant into the jawbone. Shaped and sized to the patient's mouth, the crowns will appear like natural teeth, giving the patient confidence and a perfect smile.
We are ready to take care of your implant needs. Contact us at Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston to find out if you are a good candidate. You can also call at 713-785-9599 or visit in person during office hours.