What Are Dental Implants?

If you are thinking of getting dental implants in Kingwood Tx, what you essentially are getting is a permanent alternative to replacing a missing tooth or sometimes several teeth.  A metal screw which is made of either titanium or a titanium alloy is threaded into the jawbone and functions as the new root of the tooth. If you are replacing just one tooth, after the implant is placed in your jawbone it is left for about 3 to 4 months for the bone fuse to the implant. After this fusing has made the implant a ‘part of your jaw,’ a prosthetic tooth is then placed on top of the screw.  If you are having all the teeth on your upper or lower jaw replaced, you don’t have to wait for the fusion process to take place in order to comfortably replace the teeth. In that case, a denture can be placed on 4-6 implants and can be done in just one day.

What are the benefits?

  • Dental Implants are currently the #1 method for replacing missing teeth!
  • Dental Implants look, feel and work like your natural teeth.
  • Dental Implants don’t require any destruction of neighboring teeth to make them ‘fit.’

Dental implants are completely changing the way people live!

Implants are designed so that no one will ever know you have dental implants unless you tell them. The only thing that shows in your mouth is a perfect white smile!  Implants allow you to eat any and all the foods you love just as though you had your normal teeth.  Getting your dental implants in Kingwood Tx allows you to eat and talk with complete confidence.

Dr. Gregory explains how getting a single dental implant doesn’t have to take months like it used to do… At her office, it’s a one day process!

Why should I choose implants over dentures?

There are many simple things in life that we take for granted until we’ve lost them.  How many of us with teeth have a fear of sneezing or coughing or even enjoying a nice big yawn. Those with dentures have to live with the fact that any of these thing could give them an embarrassing moment as they could cause dentures to pop out. Removable dentures can dramatically change your quality of life!

Your sense of smell and taste is directly linked to your palate and both of them they play a huge role in how you taste your food.  Unlike dental implants, removable dentures cover your palate. This single fact hinders the way you smell and taste.

Even enjoying a simple kiss with the one you love is affected by dentures.  Most people who have dentures constantly worry that their dentures will shift or even worse, fall out, at an especially embarrassing moment. With implants, you are given the stability and confidence you need to kiss without reservation.

What is the difference in maintenance?

Dentures need to be cleaned thoroughly twice a day. To properly care for dentures, specially designed denture brushes need to be used. The tissues in your mouth also need to be brushed. Special denture adhesives such as powders or pastes are used to help keep dentures in place. Even with those, slippage is still a problem. Even well fitted dentures can cause discomfort and constant sores in your mouth. More than have of the 36 million denture wearers in the US have some type of complication with them. Dental implants are the only solution that gives a life-long alternative to the ‘dentured’ lifestyle. Caring for dental implants is exactly the same as you care for your natural teeth. If you are facing having to have most or all of your teeth on a jaw removed, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to check out the difference that an “New Teeth In One Day”  dental implants in Kingwood, TX  can make for you.

What is the difference between implants and bridges?

If you are needing to replace some but not all of your teeth, a bridge is certainly an option for you. There are some things that removable bridgework requires that might make a difference in the health of the adjacent teeth. A dental bridge must have two natural teeth to be attached to on either end. These supporting teeth must be reduced down in order to place the parts of the bridge that provide support. Shaving off healthy enamel is how this is done even if the adjacent teeth are healthy. Replacing teeth with dental implants do not require the altering of any of the healthy surrounding teeth to be replaced. Dental implants in Kingwood Tx are permanently attached to the jawbone, not other teeth.

Why should I need to replace my missing teeth?

Your appearance

Tooth loss can significantly change how your mouth functions and how you look! The loss of even a very few teeth can cause your cheek and lips to collapse giving a sagging look and the appearance of aging. Dental implants will give you the ability to have a fully functional bite and preserve your facial appearance.

Tooth loss affects your dental health

When a tooth goes missing from it’s place in your jaw, bone loss in that place in the jaw start to develop. Within 5 – 7 years as much as 60% of the bone around the missing tooth will fade away. What this means to you is that if you decide to then have a dental implant installed, a bone graft will likely have to be done to provide enough support for the implant. Another thing that can happen is the teeth that used to touch the missing tooth will shift and affect your bite and your appearance. While all these things can be fixed, it is certainly best to have a missing tooth replaced as soon as you can after it’s loss.

Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants in Kingwood, TX or to schedule a consultation appointment, call us.