A dental implant is made up of three parts: titanium post, an abutment, and crown. The titanium post is placed in the jawbone Here it will serve as the artificial root replacement. Once the bone heals and fuses to the implant the implant is ready to restore. The abutment is screwed into implant and serves as the foundation to the new beautiful porcelain crown.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
You were made to have teeth. They are important for your dental health, digestion and over all self-confidence. Let’s face it, it is embarrassing to have to hide your smile. With dental implants, you can eat, laugh, and speak with confidence and enjoy more of your favorite foods. Dental implants will never get decay or need a root canal. Dental implants also maintain the integrity of the jawbone and bite. If you need more information on the benefits of dental implants, contact our Pasadena Texas Dental Implant Office.
DENTAL IMPLANTS FAQS
Who is an ideal candidate for dental implants?
The ideal patient is someone with adequate jaw bone who is interested in a natural-looking solution for missing teeth or tooth replacement.
How long does it take?
The implant process will generally be performed in different segments over several months depending on each patient’s healing process.
What does the getting an implant entail?
First a 3-D scan is taken of your jaw. Then Dr. Nugent will digitally plan your surgery. At the say of surgery, the titanium implant is inserted into the gums and into the jawbone under local anesthesia. Over the course of several months the implant and jaw bone will use. Next, the abutment is placed on top of the implant. Lastly, the new crown is cemented on top of the abutment.
What is the recovery process like?
There is minimal recovery time and any soreness or discomfort can be alleviated with general pain medication. Patients are able to eat and drink immediately following the final procedure.
Do dental implants hurt?
No, most patient report very little soreness. In fact, almost all of Dr. Nugent’s patients only take Advil after the surgery.
What kind of maintenance do they require?
Dental implants require no extra maintenance other than regular cleaning and flossing.
Are dental implants permanent?
Dental implants are permanent and should never need to be replaced when taken care of. They will never get decay and will never need a root canal.
Will anyone be able to notice that I have implants?
Dental implants are the most cosmetic way to replace missing teeth.
Can I eat and drink the foods I want?
No foods or beverages need to be avoided. With a healthy cleaning regimen, you may eat and drink as you did preceding your implant.
Interested in a new smile? Want a better smile? Visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Or call us at 713-941-8261.