Heritage Dental in Katy, TX, offers high-quality restorative dental solutions that help rejuvenate our patients’ smiles, confidence, and quality of life. In this blog post, we provide an overview of dental implants to help you decide if this tooth replacement option is the right choice for you.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are durable replacements for missing or damaged teeth. Plus, they look and feel natural! First, a small, biocompatible post is implanted into the jawbone. As the area heals, the implant will fuse with the jawbone. Then, this implant is topped with a dental restoration. The dental restoration will depend on how many teeth need replacing.
Types of Dental Implants
At Heritage Dental, we offer single, multiple, and full rows of dental implants to replace any number of missing teeth. To replace one tooth, we’ll create a crown that will be placed on top of the titanium post. Several single implants or an implant-supported bridge can replace multiple missing teeth. For full rows of missing or damaged teeth, custom-made implant-supported dentures can be fixed to the top of the titanium posts. Our team will help you determine the right configuration to give you a full set of firmly rooted teeth that are functional and beautiful.
What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants
Getting dental implants takes multiple appointments. We must first determine whether you are a good candidate for implants by evaluating the health of your jawbone and gums and discussing your lifestyle, oral hygiene, smile goals, and budget. We can move forward with the implantation process if you are a good candidate. After you receive your implants, we’ll give you specific post-operative instructions on how to care for your mouth. And when you’re fully healed, we can complete the process by fitting your restorations, which we’ll ensure you find comfortable and satisfactory.
Questions? We Have Answers!
Are you interested in learning more about how dental implants? We would be thrilled to answer your questions. Contact us today.
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