What to Know About Dental Implants
Have you recently had a tooth extracted or learned that you have a dead tooth and need to choose a tooth replacement option? We know that it can be an extremely difficult decision to decide which replacement option will be best for your lifestyle, the future of your oral health, and your budget. It is best not to delay your decision, as lasting damage can be done to your jawbone when a tooth is missing for some time. At Edward Estrada, DDS, Dr. Estrada always takes the time to answer any questions you may have about available tooth replacement options. When discussing options with our patients, our first recommendation is typically dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option that mimics the entire tooth structure. The final result acts and feels most like a natural tooth. An implant consists of a post that is surgically placed into the bone and acts like a replacement root. Then, a natural-looking crown is mounted on the post to mimic the visible part of a tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth. Although the process is more involved than other options, it is a permanent solution that could last for the rest of your life if cared for properly.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a number of benefits that other options lack. One of the most important is that the restoration is permanent. You are free to enjoy your favorite foods and activities without having to worry that your tooth or dental hardware will come loose or break. Dental implants are also extremely easy to care for. Simply brush, floss, and visit our office for routine examinations.
Dental Implant Process
While dental implants are a wonderful choice and preferred by many patients, the process is more involved than other options. Dental implants are installed in numerous steps, with healing time needed between each step of the process. We will review your treatment plan and recovery in full detail before treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants as a tooth replacement option, contact our office located in The Woodlands, TX to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you regain your oral health.