Dental implants provide an option for people who are looking to replace missing teeth. If you have missing teeth or think you might need to have adult teeth pulled, dental implants can be life-changing. They are permanent and virtually indistinguishable from normal teeth. If your missing teeth are affecting your ability to chew or your confidence in your appearance, Splendid Dentistry can help. Contact our dental office today by calling 713-587-9996 to learn about dental implantation.
What Is the Purpose of Dental Implants?
There is no reason to suffer from the biological and psychological effects associated with missing teeth or badly broken teeth. Dental implants restore your smile and allow normal chewing. They greatly improve dental health overall and help eliminate the discomfort associated with chewing. If a tooth is knocked out and not treated immediately, serious complications are likely to arise. These complications often require even more serious dental treatment than a root canal or dental implant. Untreated missing teeth can cause major changes in your bite. Missing teeth also allow decay in nearby teeth, difficulty chewing, undesired movement of teeth, speech problems, bone loss, altered facial features, and low self-esteem.
Dental implants are by far the most effective solution available for missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that stabilizes and holds a secure replacement tooth or dental bridge. Splendid Dentistry Woodlands specializes in providing the highest quality dental implants, installation services, and sedation dentistry. The dental implants we offer are the longest-lasting, most comfortable, and natural-looking dental implants available.
Why Do People Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an excellent option for people who want to replace missing teeth. A few of the most common reasons people decide to get dental implants, including:
- Tooth extractions
- History of tooth decay
- Injury or trauma to the teeth
- Personal preference over other tooth replacement options
Taking Care of Dental Implants
Implants cannot withstand the force of a normal bite until the bone has attached firmly to the surface of the implant. It takes between three and six months for an implant to become properly integrated into the jaw. During this time, you will want to avoid food that is difficult to chew. You will also want to be careful when flossing. Your dentist will explain how to slide the floss between your teeth gently. You may experience some mouth sensitivity for the first few days after getting a dental implant installed. If you have tooth pain after getting a dental implant, it is definitely a good idea to contact your dentist.
Implants vs. Dentures
People with dental implants can chew and eat more naturally. There are other important functions and benefits of dental implants, which include:
- There is no risk of the teeth slipping or falling out, as some people experience with dentures.
- Dental implants keep the bone preserved and healthy and avoid the risk of deterioration that is sometimes associated with bridges.
- Implants avoid the risk of the gums receding and risking additional periodontic issues.
- An implant of a single tooth or several teeth does not risk or sacrifice the health of adjacent natural teeth.
It is possible to get an implant to replace one missing tooth or get dental implants to replace several teeth. This knowledge helps to clarify the fact that implants are not solely used to replace an entire arch or both arches of missing teeth. Implants likely offer greater protection to surrounding teeth compared to other options.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are in good health and have a fully developed and healthy jawbone, you may be a candidate for dental implantation services.
Contact us at 713-587-9996 today, and we can answer your questions and arrange for your consultation and your first dental implant appointment. We offer other dental services, including family dentistry and emergency dental services.