One of the most remarkable advancements in dental technology over the past several years is the dental implant. Thanks to the amazing procedure, you can replace one or more missing teeth with implants that not only look exactly like your natural teeth; they perform exactly the same as well. If you live in The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis, and Spring, Texas area and are looking for an excellent tooth replacement option, Dr. Jovanovic encourages you to consider dental implants.
A Brief Introduction to Dental Implants
Just as the name implies, a dental implant 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 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 that’s never a good idea. The fact is that even just a single missing tooth can result in other negative consequences for your oral health. 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 so 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:
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.