Dental Implants Are the Best Solution for Missing Teeth

Posted by Dr. Varghese John Aug 25, 2023

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Say goodbye to gaps in your smile and hello to a confident, complete set of teeth! If you're missing one or more teeth, dental implants can be the ultimate solution for restoring both the aesthetic beauty and functionality of your mouth. With dental implants, you can regain your confidence and enjoy all the benefits of a natural-looking, fully functional smile.

The Procedure for Getting Dental Implants

The procedure for getting dental implants is a relatively straightforward process that can have life-changing results. It typically involves several steps, starting with an initial consultation and assessment by a qualified dentist or oral surgeon. During this consultation, the dentist will evaluate your overall oral health and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. They will also take X-rays or CT scans to assess the density of your jawbone and determine the optimal placement for the implant.

If you're deemed eligible for dental implants, the next step is to undergo the actual implantation surgery. This involves surgically placing a titanium post into your jawbone, which serves as an artificial tooth root. The gum tissue is then stitched back over the implant site to allow for proper healing. After a period of healing - usually several months - during which time osseointegration occurs (the fusion of bone with the implant), you'll return to have an abutment attached to the implant. This acts as a connector between the implant and the final restoration.

Once everything has healed properly, our dentist will attach a custom-made crown or bridge onto each individual implant, completing your new smile. It's important to note that while every case is unique, most patients experience minimal discomfort throughout each stage of the dental implant process. Our dentist will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your implants after surgery and ensure they last for many years to come.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a multitude of benefits that make them the best solution for missing teeth. 

  • First and foremost, they provide a permanent and natural-looking replacement option. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are securely anchored in the jawbone, which gives them stability comparable to natural teeth.
  • Another advantage of dental implants is their ability to improve oral health. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone can deteriorate over time. Dental implants help stimulate bone growth by integrating with the jawbone - this prevents further loss of bone density and preserves facial structure.
  • In terms of functionality, dental implants perform just like natural teeth. They allow you to eat your favorite foods without restrictions or discomfort. You won't have to worry about slippage or difficulty speaking either - dental implants stay firmly in place.
  • Dental implants promote long-term oral hygiene as they don't require any special cleaning procedures. Simply brush and floss as you would with your regular teeth! This ease of maintenance sets them apart from other tooth replacement options.
  • Dental implants give patients renewed confidence in their smiles. With a complete set of teeth once again, individuals feel more comfortable smiling and interacting with others without feeling self-conscious about gaps in their smile.

To learn more, visit Advanced Dentistry at 9920 U.S. Highway 90-A, Suite 100-C, Sugar Land, TX 77478, or call (281) 494-5600.

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