Dental implants are an ideal solution for your missing teeth. Not only do they replace the visible portion of your tooth or teeth but they also work to replace the tooth roots, promoting better oral health and function in the long term.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth consisting of two main parts: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post is surgically placed into your mouth at the site of the missing tooth to replace the tooth root, where it works to anchor your tooth to your jawbone and stimulate your supporting bone tissue so that your tooth will have a stable foundation. A period of healing will follow your implant placement procedure so that the post can integrate with the jawbone.
After you have healed, our dentists will work with you to create a custom restoration to cap the post. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing, this restoration may be a crown, bridge, or complete or partial denture. Your restoration is carefully designed to ensure that it meets your oral health needs and provides a result that is beautiful, functional and durable.
Implants are designed as permanent replacements for your missing teeth. In order to enjoy them for a lifetime, you need to make sure that you are providing them with all the same care as your original teeth, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly for preventive care.
Almost everyone who has lost a tooth is a candidate for implant dentistry. You should be able to receive an implant without difficulty as long as your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as tooth decay or gum disease, or if you do not have enough supporting bone and require a bone graft, you will need to complete treatment to resolve those problems prior to receiving an implant.
For more information about dental implants in Spring, Texas, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates, please call Serenity Dental of Spring today at 281-825-5522.