When Replacement Teeth Are Implanted

Your adult teeth are meant to last for life, and with proper care and maintenance, they have a good chance of doing so. If you lose one or more teeth, then ideally, your dental prosthetic should be just as sturdy and reliable. Dental implants, which are biocompatible titanium posts designed to mimic natural teeth roots, can offer your replacement tooth or teeth the most lifelike support system, making your prosthesis nearly as durable and reliable as your healthy, natural teeth.

Placing Dental Implant Posts

In order for a dental implant post to mimic a tooth root, it must be surgically inserted into your jawbone, in place of the missing tooth. Working with a trusted oral health specialist, we’ll carefully plan your dental implant placement and restoration using advanced digital imaging for optimal results. After your dental implant is placed, the jawbone structure around it will heal to the post’s surface, making it a permanent part of your jawbone and oral structures. Once your jawbone has healed (which may take up to 4-6 months), we can complete the procedure by attaching your custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture to the posts.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Your healthy, natural teeth roots are important for several reasons, and the benefits of dental implants stem from their ability to reestablish most of their vital functions. For example, replacing lost teeth with dental implants can:

  • Improve the comfort of your prosthesis
  • Make your replacement teeth more sturdy
  • Reestablish stimulation in your jawbone
  • Prevent facial collapse (resulting from jawbone erosion)
  • Stop your bridge or denture from shifting
  • And much more

Learn if You Qualify for Dental Implants

Dental implants do more than just replace lost teeth; they also help you preserve the long-term health and integrity of your smile and oral structures. To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment with us by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at 713-926-8896.