What Are Dental Implants?
Nothing can take the place of a healthy set of natural teeth but a dental implant can act as a replacement tooth that is positioned into the jawbone. Dental implants are the only restoration method that stimulates your natural bone underneath the missing tooth. They can provide a strong foundation for a single tooth, several teeth, or a full set of dentures.
What our Implants are Made Of
Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body. Your natural bone locks the implant into place by fusing to the titanium structure. This process, known as osseointegration, gives replacement teeth the strength and stability needed to withstand daily use and function like regular teeth.
Recovery From The Dental Implant Procedure
There are different types of implants. Healing time can vary depending on the type of implant and the health and condition of the surrounding bone. After the implant is placed into the jaw bone, osseointegration must be complete before the implant can be restored with a final restoration. Any complications that may arise during the healing process will be communicated with you by your surgeon.
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Are Tooth Implants Permanent?
Implants can be a permanent replacement for many patients; however, not everyone is a candidate. Patients should be medically evaluated before any implant surgery is scheduled. Some chronic illnesses and tobacco use can interfere with the healing process. In addition, the long-term integrity of an implant can be compromised by improper occlusal forces or malocclusion (bad bite). Regular dental visits and proper oral hygiene are also important to the lasting success of dental implants.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Each patient procedure is unique. Treatment is tailored specifically to individual needs. Insurance benefits will be discussed and filed prior to implant treatment.
Is Dental Implant Surgery Safe?
Dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry when performed by a trained and experienced surgeon. A dental implant is the strongest device available to support replacement teeth and allows them to feel, look and work naturally.
Schedule Your Consultation In Houston, TX tdoay
If you're interested in learning more about Dental Implants please contact us for a consultation at 713-660-6500 or fill out our contact us form. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.