Implants Can Support Your Prosthetics

Cleveland, TX, dentist offers implants to replace missing teeth

If you have lost a permanent tooth, you may already be familiar with prosthetics such as bridges and dentures. At Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, we have a way to secure these new teeth in place. Implants are a way to restore the entire tooth, including the roots, which may have been damaged during tooth loss. In today’s blog, we’re here to explain what to expect during this process.

What To Know Before The Consultation

Many practices will refer you to other offices to complete this process. At our office, we can help you from start to finish with the entire process. This helps our patients feel comfortable and confident in the procedure.

There will be a couple of appointments during this process. First, you will have a consultation. This is an important step because your dentist must check that your jawbone is strong enough to hold the structure. Other factors like your health and where the area is are also important.

If your bone is not strong enough, then a simple bridge or denture will be a better alternative. If it is stable enough, then we will move on to the next step. This includes taking an impression of your oral cavity for measurements to be sent to the lab that constructs your implant and crown.

Placing The Implant And Crown

At the next appointment, you will be sedated, and the implant will be placed into your jaw. By doing this, the implant can naturally fuse to the bone. This allows for your false tooth to be steady and secure. There will be a waiting period while we wait for the osseointegration to occur. In the meantime, you will have a temporary crown placed.

Once this happens, your next appointment can be scheduled. This is when the abutment will be placed, and the real crown can be added. Your crown will blend in with your smile.

A Prosthetic That Will Last

Immediately after this procedure, you may feel some soreness and swelling. This is normal, but if this becomes painful, call your dentist. Once you are healed, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of a new smile with a strong prosthetic.

Your implant can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Be sure to continue having a good oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist twice a year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your new tooth or your dental health, speak with your dentist.

Call Us To Schedule A Consultation

A gap in your smile can cause lower confidence and oral health problems. Call your Cleveland Family Dentistry today at (281) 592-1234 to ask if an implant is right for you.