Missing teeth are a dental problem. Not only do they affect your smile, but can cause havoc to your teeth and jaw bone. These spaces can cause the surrounding teeth to shift and occupy the available spaces. Furthermore, the supporting bone (alveolar) can get reabsorbed in the body when it is exposed.
It is, therefore, important to have the missing teeth replaced to maintain the integrity of your teeth. Fortunately, we have several restorative treatments that can help replace the missing teeth. Both bridges and dentures can restore your smile. However, if you are looking for a long-term dental solution, the dental implants in Sugarland, TX, are a suitable option.
Teeth implants are metal posts used for missing teeth replacement. These titanium screws are surgically fixed on the jawbone to anchor the teeth and provide support for the artificial teeth. These implants are available in different types depending on the number of teeth missing and the condition of the bone support.
After the dental assessment, our tooth implant dentist may choose any of the following:
Teeth implants are an effective dental solution, but you need to be eligible for them to be fixed.
Dental implant surgery need a few dental visits spread over a couple of weeks
The procedure begins with a comprehensive dental assessment. The dentist will check your gums, teeth, and bone support. If you have insufficient bone density, a bone graft may be done to stimulate new bone growth and prepare the jawbone for the implants.
The dentist will first numb your gums to ease the discomfort. Dental sedation may be used if you suffer from dental phobia. The dentist makes an incision to open the gums and drill the jawbone. The metal screws are fixed on the jaw and the gums are stitched to facilitate healing. The gums may be covered with temporary dentures to protect the gums.
After the implants are fixed, it will take time for the implants to heal. During this time, the implants and the bone fuse to offer strong support.
Once the bone and implants have joined, the dentist will open the gums to fix the abutment or connector. This connects the implant and the artificial tooth.
This is done after the gums have healed. The dentist will either cement or screw the dental crowns in place. But, if you have multiple missing teeth, you may get removable crowns.
It can take about two weeks for the implants to heal and the mouth to get used to the implants. During this time, you need to avoid eating spicy, hot, cold, hard, or chewy foods to hasten the healing process. Consult a dentist near you on the best way to care for the implants during the recovery period.
Visit Star Plus Dental for more information about dental implants or call us now to book an appointment with our dentist near you. If you are residing in Oak Lake Court, Summerfield, Park Pointe Commons, Ragus Lake Estates, Imperials Estates, Townewest, Riverway Estates, Kingsbridge Village, and surrounding areas you can also visit our clinic.