Dental implants may be the answer if you want a natural-looking, comfortable and permanent replacement for missing teeth.
When you have your natural teeth, you may talk, smile and laugh with confidence, and that affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Today's dental implants an offer replacement teeth that look and feel like your own, so you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Dental implants have helped hundreds of thousands of people, and with proper care, implants can last a lifetime, Whether you're missing a single tooth or need a complete set of teeth, talk with us about the benefits dental implants can offer.
The facts about Dental Implants:
Dental implants are the permanent way to replace missing teeth, with a look and feel that's very close to your natural teeth. Implants are metal posts or frames surgically placed into the bone beneath your gums. The implants fuse with the jawbone providing stable support to artificial teeth, and offer more stability than traditional bridgework since they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Implant Supported Teeth:
Allow you to speak, smile and eat with confidence
Are comfortable and stay in place
Function, look and feel like natural teeth
Do not need adjacent teeth for support
What happens during treatment?
Implant treatment is usually performed by a general dentist, oral surgeon, prosthodontist, periodontist or a team of these doctors. To devise the best treatment plan for you, we first complete a medical and dental history and a thorough oral examination with x-rays.
First, a member of your team surgically places the implant in the jaw with the top of the implant just above the top of the bone. Generally, from three to six months or more is allowed for the bone tissue to grow around the implant and hold them securely in place.
Immediately after surgery we will give you specific post-surgical instructions to assure the best possible healing. In addition, we may prescribed pain medication and in some cases antibiotics to aid in the healing process and help alleviate any discomfort. At this time you may be fitted with temporary dentures or natural-looking teeth to help you function as normally as possible. You will need to follow important dietary and oral hygiene instructions.
Once the jawbone has firmly healed around the implant, a small post is attached to each implant. The post protrudes through the gumline and serves as an anchor for the healed, the replacement teeth or dentures are securely attached to the posts.
What are the benefits of Dental Implants?
Because dental implants are designed to fit the structure of your natural teeth, they provide a highly stable support to:
Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
Other benefits Include:
Increased self-confidence: Because dental implants function like natural teeth, your confidence will be renewed.
Improved biting pressure: Healthy teeth are able to absorb over 500 pounds of biting pressure per square inch. Dental implants can often restore the amount of pressure that can be withstood compared to the same level of healthy natural teeth.
Comfortable and tooth-saving: Because your replacement teeth are securely anchored to your jawbone, they can't slip or slide like unsecured dentures can. Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth so more of your own teeth are left untouched, a long-term benefit to your health.
Longevity and reliability: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Because implants integrate into the structure of your jawbone, they can help prevent bone loss and gum recession. With proper oral care and regular dental visits, implants can last a lifetime.
What risks are involved?
Dental implant treatment provided satisfaction for hundreds of thousands of people. During the healing process, we'll take care of any discomfort, swelling or inflammation. If you have questions about your individual case, or want to discuss what is considered normal, we'll be happy to address your concerns.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
If you face the loss of one or several teeth or if you're dissatisfied with dentures or other options available to you, dental implants may be right for you. During your initial consultation, we'll help you decide.
Characteristics for patients:
General good health
Sufficient underlying jawbone to support the implants
A good attitude to ensure that you follow through with vital oral hygiene habits
What type of care is required for Dental Implants?
Once you've had implant treatment, you need to be vigilant about your oral health. And because your gums literally "frame" your smile, you must practice preventive oral health to preserve your natural and cosmetic teeth.
We recommend that you:
Floss twice daily to remove plaque and debris
Use a floss threader to increase access
Clean between the teeth with interproximal dental brushes
Brush for 2 minutes twice a day
Avoid sticky foods like hard candy and never chew ice cubes
See your dentist for regularly scheduled appointments
We are excited to offer the most advanced dental implant technology to you. It's part of our commitment to help you keep a healthy, great-looking smile for a lifetime.
Dental implants require a time commitment and a dedicated oral hygiene routine for optimum maintenance. In addition, implants require a greater financial investment than other restorations, e.g., removable bridge or conventional dentures. As implants have gained in popularity, many people discover the end results-a healthy smile, comfort, grater chewing ability and the confidence that comes with it-make dental implants well worth the investment!
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Spring Premier Dental
Dr. Jie Liu D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Ming Sun D.D.S., M.S.D.
Monday /Thursday: 8:00AM — 7:00PM
Tuesday/Friday: 8:00AM — 5:00PM
4000 Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77388