Whether you’ve lost teeth due to accidents, injuries, or poor oral hygiene that you are trying to fix, we can help replace your missing tooth with a sturdy structure. This can boost your confidence and restore function to your mouth. Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, is here to help you navigate your prosthetic options so that you can choose the best solution for yourself that will last.
What is an implant?
An implant is a dental structure that is used to hold a prosthetic tooth in place. In the past, prosthetics were only semi-permanent or had to be secured in place with a type of glue used for your oral cavity. Before implants, these prosthetic structures could fall out easily or be a hassle to put in every day.
Now, we can offer a solution that is secured into your jawbone and held in place. This structure can last for years without needing replacement. This can help strengthen your jaw, restore function to your mouth, and look just like the rest of your teeth. Implants can be used for dentures, bridges, and crowns depending on your needs.
For denture implants, there are options for partial or full. The denture arches will be secured into place in the jawline and then the prosthetic will be placed.
Dental crowns are a cap that covers the tooth. This can fix the appearance, size, or shape of a tooth. The crown will be placed on the abutment part of the implant.
Bridges can be used to replace one or a couple of teeth in the same row. Like a denture, the bridge will be secured in place, and the bridge will be connected to the abutment.
How Do They Work?
After a consultation with your dentist to choose the right solution for you, we’ll schedule your appointment. During the appointment, we’ll prepare you for the surgery by sedating you. This helps make the process as easy and as comfortable as possible for you. Then, if needed, the problem tooth will be extracted. The area will be cleaned and prepped.
After this, the implant base – called the root – will be secured in place in your jaw. Once the implant is secured with your jaw, an abutment will be placed. The implant procedure can take several appointments as we must get a mold created for the prosthetic and the implant will need time to transfuse to the jawline in a process known as osseointegration.
How Long Will This Last?
These structures can last for several years – even decades – if cared for properly. It’s important to remember that you need to take care of these replacements as if they were natural. You can brush and floss as you normally would twice a day.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re ready to improve your smile and have a stronger structure, schedule your consultation today at 281-592-1234. We provide care for patients in Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, and all surrounding communities.