Dental sealants are coats of thin plastic that are painted on a patient's teeth. They are applied to the biting surfaces, and they help to prevent tooth decay. Sealants do this by preventing food particles, bacteria and acids from getting into the grooves on them.Think of dental sealants as a form of artificial enamel. It…
Dental Implant Surgery and Crown Placement
Have you lost a tooth? If so, you should learn more about dental implant surgery and crown placement. This is by far the most secure, durable, and natural-looking replacement option. At Immanuel Dental Center, we will examine you, take x-rays, and let you know if you are a good candidate for getting a dental implant and dental crown. If you live in Houston, TX or the 77062 area, call (281) 826-5264 to schedule an appointment.
A Dental Implant Is the Most Secure Solution for Tooth Loss
When you lose a tooth, you not only lose the tooth but your root system as well. Other replacement solutions, such as a fixed dental bridge or dentures, will replace your tooth only. However, when you get a dental implant, the root system is recreated first and then a dental crown is secured to it. This means your new tooth will receive the same level of security your natural one did.
The Process of Getting a Dental Implant
At Immanuel Dental Center, we will examine you, and if it appears that you are a good candidate for the procedure, we will help you to set an appointment with an oral surgeon. The surgeon will place a small titanium post under your gums and secure it to your jawbone. This is done in every area you have lost a tooth. The procedure is done under anesthesia, so you feel no discomfort during it. Afterward, your gums will be sore for a couple of days, but this can be controlled with icepacks and ibuprofen.
In time, the process of osseointegration will take place and the titanium post will fuse with your jawbone. This is what makes a dental implant so secure. Once this process is completed, you will return to our Houston, TX dental office so a dental crown (new tooth) can be secured to the abutment attached to your actual implant. This is a three-step process that provides you with a new tooth that is long-lasting, secure, and durable enough for you to enjoy high-impact activities, eat crunchy foods, etc.
The Dental Crown
The visible portion of your new tooth is called a dental crown, and we will create it after taking measurements and making an impression of your mouth. The shade of your crown will be matched to your surrounding teeth, and the shape will be designed so that it blends in entirely. The process of placing the crown is fairly quick, and you will be comfortable during your appointment to our 77062 dental office. Once secure, you can go back to eating all your favorite foods while caring for your dental implant and dental crown like you would your natural teeth. No additional steps are required, making this an easy and beautiful solution to tooth loss.
To learn more about dental implant surgery and crown placement, call (281) 826-5264 to schedule an appointment with our Houston, TX dental office. At Immanuel Dental Center, Dr. Ghattas will answer any questions you have and explain the process in further detail so you can become comfortable with a dental implant as your tooth replacement.
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