As your trusted dental advisor, it is our job to tell you when a tooth can’t be saved despite your excellent oral hygiene practices and commitment to routine exams and cleanings. Whether you’re facing an extraction or have lost teeth because of an unexpected accident or decay, we have a permanent, restorative solution that will give you back your beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a bio-compatible implant is placed where the root of your old tooth used to be. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary.
The implant must be allowed to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Your smile will look just like it used to, and it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a life-time. At Baytown Dental Center we guide you through the care and maintenance of your dental implants at each stage. Request your dental implant consultation today!
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