One of the most remarkable advancements in dental technology over the past several years is the dental implant, which has significantly improved the quality of life for those who have lost one or more teeth. Thanks to this amazing surgical procedure, you can replace your missing teeth with dental implant surgery that not only looks exactly like your natural teeth but also performs exactly the same. If you live in Conroe, The Woodlands, Willis, and Spring, Texas area and are looking for an excellent permanent tooth replacement option that can enhance your quality of life, Dr. Jovanovic encourages you to consider dental implants.
A Brief Introduction to Dental Implants
Just as the name implies, the dental implant procedure consists of a tiny metal rod that is implanted into the jawbone of the patient at exactly the location of the missing tooth. We employ a state-of-the-art 3D CBCT scanner as a surgical guide for the precision placement of the implant. Over a period of several months, that metal (typically titanium) bonds to the bone tissue and creates what is essentially an artificial tooth root. Once that happens, we utilize a CEREC scanner to create a custom-made porcelain crown that Dr. Jovanovic affixes to the top of the implant. And because we use the very latest in dental technology, we can create your crown and place it in just a single visit to our office. The result is just like getting a brand-new natural tooth!
Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth
Let’s assume that you are missing one tooth. That may not seem like a big deal. In fact, you may decide that you can just live without that tooth. But the fact is that even just a single missing tooth can result in other negative consequences for your oral health and can change your facial structure. Over time, your other teeth will shift in position to try to fill in the gap left behind by your missing tooth. That can lead to uneven wear on your other teeth and can even throw your bite off. Once your bite is thrown off, you may develop jaw problems and other oral health issues. That’s why it’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Dental implants are often an excellent choice to do just that, but there are other tooth replacement options available as well. Talk to Dr. Jovanovic to decide which is right for you.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Here are just a few of the reasons why implants have become so popular over the past few years for our Conroe dental patients:
Dental implants are a permanent solution. They are intended to last for many years, and if cared for properly, may even last for a lifetime.
Implants require careful consideration of a variety of factors, such as your individual health situation, the type of implant you want, and the skill of the dental surgeon who will be performing the procedure. To ensure the best outcome, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your dentist. After the implant is placed, you will need to take special care to keep the implant clean and free from bacteria, as well as to maintain regular visits with your dentist for checkups and cleanings. Taking these steps will help ensure that your implant lasts for many years.
They stay in place. Unlike some other removable tooth replacement options, implants don’t move or shift inside the patient’s mouth.
Implants provide a natural and secure feeling for the patient. Unlike dentures, which can slip and cause discomfort for some with everyday activities such as speaking and eating, implants are firmly secured in place and don’t move. In addition, the material used to make implants is biocompatible with the body, meaning that the patient’s body does not reject the implants. This also helps to ensure that the implant is secure and that the patient feels more comfortable with the replacement teeth. Implants also provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance than some other tooth replacement options, as they look and feel like natural teeth.
It’s easy to care for a dental implant – you simply brush and floss as you normally would.
It is also important to visit your dentist regularly to maintain the health of your implant. Regular check-ups and cleanings help to ensure that your implant is secure and functioning properly. During the appointment, your dentist will check the implant and surrounding tissue for any signs of infection or other issues. Additionally, it is important that you avoid biting down on hard foods or objects to prevent damaging the implant crown. If you experience any pain or discomfort near the implant, contact your dentist right away for an evaluation. Proper care and maintenance of your implant can help it last for many years.
Implants look, feel, and function exactly like natural teeth.
Dental implants are securely anchored in the jawbone and will not slip or move when eating, talking or laughing. This makes them more comfortable and secure than traditional dentures. Implants also help to preserve the jawbone from the bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing. This helps to maintain the facial structure, which can be affected by missing teeth. Additionally, implants can help to prevent other teeth from shifting and can improve chewing and speaking ability. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime, making them an excellent long-term solution for missing teeth.
Contact Our Office Today
To learn more about how dental implants can benefit your dental health, contact our dental office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas areas.
Contact Our Office Today
To learn more about dental implants, contact our office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas area.