Dental implants are the closest replacement to natural teeth. They are made from the highest quality materials and offer excellent durability and strength. Implants are the most reliable permanent tooth replacement option.
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the patient’s jawbone. They help restore a person’s smile by providing a strong foundation on which dental crowns can be placed. The process of placing implants in the patient’s jawbone requires a few visits to the dentist’s office.
What Does the Procedure for Getting Dental Implants Entail?
The procedure of getting dental implants involves the following steps:
Cleaning: The patient will have to undergo a thorough cleaning process to remove all the food particles and plaque from their mouth. This cleaning process will ensure that the patient does not suffer from any oral infections after the surgery.
Antibiotic: Medication is given to the patient after their surgery for a few days to prevent infection.
Bone graft: If there is not enough healthy bone in your jaw to place an implant, there will not be enough stability for it to be fixed into place. In such cases, bone grafts can help increase the amount of bone available for an implant.
Bone stimulation: In this step, a special solution is used to stimulate your jawbone, which encourages the growth of new bone in your jaw. This ensures that there is enough bone for an implant to be inserted into it.
Socket: When the extraction site is too large for a dental implant, the dentist will insert a bone graft into it and will then cut down the jawbone until it reaches its ideal length for implant placement.
Implant: The final step involves inserting an implant into the socket on which your crown will be placed later.
How Can You Care for Your Implants?
Proper care for your implants involves maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups or consultations with the dentist. You can visit our office once every six months to have your teeth and gums checked for any signs of infection or gum disease and also have them cleaned thoroughly with our specialized tools and techniques.
If you have any questions about our dental services, call our experienced dentist in Katy, TX, at (281) 271-5100 to schedule an appointment at our dental office located at 6940 Katy-Gaston Rd Suite 200, Katy, TX 77494.