A healthy smile is a powerful thing. There are a wide range of situations and issues that can prevent an individual from experiencing a true healthy and beautiful smile. Our team at Perio Health Professionals provide a wide range of treatments, such as dental implants to correct and restore smiles in the Houston, TX area. If you are affected with missing teeth and are looking for a more permanent solution, then continue reading on to learn more about dental implants and see what they can do for your smile.
A dental implant is a small post (typically made from titanium) that is surgically inserted in to the jawbone. These posts replicate the roots of the missing teeth. They bond with the jaw bone to create a solid anchor for the new artificial teeth.
Prior to beginning the application process, your dentist will take a series of x-rays to better see what is beneath the surface of the gums. This will help guide them during the procedure. They will also provide you with the needed anesthetics and medications to help you avoid any pain or discomfort during the procedure. An incision will be made where the titanium post will be placed. Over time the post will bond with the jaw bone. Finally, your surgeon will close the incision and provide you with more specific instructions on what you can expect during the healing period. After the area has thoroughly healed, your dentist will place the final restoration on top of the dental implant. Often, a dental crown is selected as a tooth replacement, but there are other options available.
If you need a restoration for your missing teeth, then contact Perio Health Professionals to learn of more options that would best benefit your situation. Call our office today in the Houston, TX area to set up your next appointment for a consultation with a member of our experienced staff and get back on track to a healthy and renewed smile.