Dental implants are an artificial tooth replacement alternative surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a root for a missing or damaged tooth. These fixtures are placed on the jawbone and offer a solid and reliable base for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Proper implant insertion and the following procedures will promote to effectively imitate a natural tooth, where the implant remains stable and does not affect the other teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium cylinders placed surgically into the jawbone where there are missing teeth below the gums. Once this prosthetic "root" has integrated with the jaw bone, it can support a crown, denture, or bridge. Dental implants also offer people the required strength and stability required to eat all their favorite foods by replacing missing or damaged tooth roots. Besides, dental implants support facial features, prevent bone loss, and maintain jaw bone integrity.
Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
Dental implants that are surgically inserted into the patient's jawbone latch on as the tooth root naturally over time, making it durable and long-lasting. Therefore, implants are usually sought by patients who suffer from missing teeth or tooth decay. Here are the major benefits offered by dental implants.
- They efficiently mimic the appearance and functionality of natural teeth.
- By replacing missing teeth, dental implants maintain the integrity of the dental structure.
- The implants fuse with the bone and avoid any instance of teeth slip.
- With dental implants, the patient can chew your food without any discomfort.
- Implants act as a strong base for the placement of dental bridges and other prosthetic devices.
- The maintenance of the implants is easy, and with regular dental hygiene, they will last for a long time.
- In most cases, the surrounding teeth are left intact during dental implant surgery, offering the patient long-term oral health and improved self-confidence.
Dental Implant Procedure
Patients with healthy oral tissues and sufficient bone density to keep the implants securely in place are suitable candidates for dental implant surgery. Besides, it is also essential to ensure that the patients do not have any ailments that may affect the healing of bones.
At Parke & Rogers Dentistry, we offer a custom treatment plan for every patient based on their current health and specific implant requirements.
The dental implant procedure starts with the surgical placement of a titanium post in the jawbone. The area is left to heal, and the implant is allowed to fuse with the jawbone over a few months. After the healing period, these implants will act as a substitute for missing tooth root on which we will place a replacement tooth. The artificial tooth will have the same color as your natural tooth and functions just the same.
If you wish to learn more about dental implants, call us at (281) 419-2632 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephanie Parke or Dr. Renee Rogers at Parke & Rogers Dentistry.