Implants provide a durable and lasting replacement for missing permanent teeth. With good oral hygiene, they often last a lifetime. At Tropical Dental Care in Tomball, Texas, experienced general and family dentists Kenneth Tran, DDS, and Nikki Korloo, DDS, with the team, specialize in placing dental implants and securing their restorations. Call the office to request a dental implant consultation today or book online.
Implants, or dental implants, are small metal screws inserted into your empty tooth sockets. The screws integrate with your bone over time, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or dentures.
The dental implant restoration looks and functions like natural teeth. Plus, you don’t have to remove it like dentures. Simply brush and floss, as you would normally.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Implants may even improve your oral health. Filling the sockets where teeth used to be can reduce the risk of bone loss and prevent your existing teeth from moving out of position.
You need a healthy jawbone to get dental implants. If you don’t have enough bone to support your dental implants, the team completes a bone graft first. A bone graft is a procedure that encourages the growth of new and healthy bone tissue. During treatment, your dentist implants a piece of natural or synthetic bone material into your lower jaw or upper dental arch.
At Tropical Dental Care, getting implants takes several visits spaced over a few months.
If you qualify for treatment, your provider inserts the implants into your empty tooth sockets. Afterward, they provide recovery instructions and may write you a prescription for antibiotics.
When the implants finish integrating with your bone, a few months later, you return to Tropical Dental Care. Your dentist scans your mouth and sends the images to a dental lab. Techs at the lab use your images to create restorations: crowns, bridges, or dentures.
When the lab completes your custom restorations, you visit Tropical Dental Care for the last time. Your dentist attaches the restorations to your implants, checks your bite, and polishes your teeth. Then, they explain how to keep your implants in optimal condition.
Caring for implants doesn’t require any special effort. The Tropical Dental Care team recommends:
Call Tropical Dental Care to see if you’re a candidate for implants today, or book online.