One of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth is to use dental implants. This treatment restores the most stability and functionality to your mouth, letting you speak, eat and smile with confidence. If you have lost a tooth or teeth and you wish to regain not only functionality but also your great smile you have come to the right place! Here at Smile Doctors, we offer the latest in dental implant technology, so you don’t have to worry any more replacement teeth. Dental implants are small titanium screws that are surgically placed into your jaw bone to hold the replacement tooth or teeth.
The process for getting dental implants begins with an examination of your teeth, gums and jawbone using dental X-rays so the doctor can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. If your bone is not strong enough or there isn’t enough bone to support dental implants, then a bone graft surgery will be needed before the dental implants can be placed. If the bone is strong enough, then the implants can be surgically placed into the bone and left to heal and bond with the bone. The healing and bonding process takes three to six months. Depending on the type of implant used, the replacement teeth can be attached to the implant when the implant is first inserted or only until the implants have bonded and healed.
It is important that you practice good oral hygiene so that your implants can last for a long time. This is crucial especially during the healing process, in order to prevent any complications or infections. Brush and floss your replacement teeth as if they were your natural teeth and enjoy having a beautiful and radiant smile again!
If you are interested in getting dental implants or want to know more about them give us a call at (916) 575-7536 or visit us at 8143 Long Point Rd., Houston, TX 77055. Our doctors will be happy to answer all your questions and evaluate if you are a good candidate for dental implants.