How implant dentistry can help patients who have experienced tooth loss

 

Dental Implants | Houston, TXMissing teeth can occur at any point in one’s life. As children, the first set of teeth are lost to make way for the adult teeth. However, conditions can arise that may require patients to take steps in replacing these teeth. Some patients may be faced with tooth decay or periodontal disease that have taken away one or more teeth from the smile. Others may have a traumatic injury to the smile that has left them with missing teeth. Whatever the situation, the team at Royal Dental is pleased to offer implant dentistry for smile reconstruction.

What is implant dentistry?

Implant dentistry is a method of replacing missing teeth with the use of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that are used by a dentist to act as a missing tooth root. The implant itself can be restored in many different ways. Some patients place a dental crown over the abutment of the implant to replace a single tooth, while others may use the implant to hold down one or both ends of a dental implant. Patients who struggle with full dentures may also consider the advantages of implant-supported dentures which are stronger and more stabilized than dental adhesives commonly used. With the help of our team, patients can educate themselves more on implants to make a knowledgeable decision.

Who is a candidate for dental implant?

Dental implants require patients to have enough bone to support the implant when it is initially placed, as well as enough bone to stimulate the process of osseointegration (bone growth) around it. This is why dental implants are so strong—they use the bone of the jaw as their foundation and are solidified into the smile. To determine candidacy, patients will undergo dental x-rays which allow the dentist to evaluate the bone underneath the gum line and to plan the placement of the implants.

Is implant dentistry right for you?

Learning more about dental implants can help patients decide if they are appropriate for their specific needs. The staff at Royal Dental in Texas is here to assist patients in finding out about this and other solutions that can be used to address tooth loss. Call (713) 330-7700 today to schedule a consultation visit with our team. Patients in the areas of Sugar Land, Houston, Baytown, Humble, and Pearland, TX can visit one of our several locations for quality dental care.

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