What happens during the procedure for Dental Implant Restoration?
You will first have a consultation with us to determine the best treatment involving your implants. Once a treatment plan has been put into place we will begin to help resolve the problems with your implants.
A restored implant may be loose and wobbly. Or it may create pain symptoms due to a failure in the restoration itself, such as in the actual implant or the abutment. Repairs and replacements of restorations can usually be completed quickly, returning the implant tooth to the normal functionality. The restoration process will depend on what is causing you to have discomfort with your dental implants. Once the dentist has examined your implant, a specific course of action will be discussed with you. Restoring an implant immediately is crucial in order relieve you of your discomfort or pain, and from causing further damage to the implant.
If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in the area of your dental implant, it is critical that you have your implant examined right away and that you do not try to self-diagnose the problem. This can lead to further irritation and dental challenges. During an examination we can let you know if you need a dental implant restoration and the best way to proceed with one. If you feel like you need to have an exam for your dental implants call our office today and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to further assist you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium rods that are inserted underneath the gum line and into the bone. They act as a lifelong restorative option for permanent teeth for those who are missing one or more teeth. Over the course of about three to six months, the implant will be implanted into the jaw bone. Once the implant is surgically implanted, it will need to fuse with the natural bone. This process can take anywhere from 3-6 months to fuse together. Once the fusion has occurred, an abutment, or crown will be permanently added to the top of the implant. This abutment will look and function likes a natural tooth.
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Dental implants have become the treatment of choice for replacing a missing tooth. If you’re looking for an experienced dentist in Houston TX, your search ends at Generations Family Dentistry.
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Dental implants make you look good. That’s not all. They are highly recommended for your oral health. A missing tooth creates the perfect place for food to get lodged, resulting in the formation of plaque and bacteria. This buildup is extremely difficult to clean and can lead to cavities and many other dental problems. Dental implants can solve this, while also helping to improve speech and the ability to eat.
We, at Generations Family Dentistry, have the latest equipment for dental implants in Houston. Having served patients for over 40 years, we are highly proficient and thorough. Our staff members are committed to making your visit comfortable. While our dentists have a lot of experience in dental implants, we know that each patient is unique and deserves focused attention to all their needs.
Who is Suitable for a Dental Implant?
Adults with good general health are suitable for dental implants. Implants can only be used after the jawbone has stopped growing, which is why they are not recommended for children. Complications may result for patients who have heavy smoking or drinking habits. So, it’s best to consult experienced dentists in Houston TX, if you are considering a dental implant. Visit Generations Family Dentistry for the best, yet affordable dental implants in Houston.
What are some reasons for implant failures?
• Early Implant Failures – Technique errors can cause implants to fail early. Overheating of the bone during site preparation can be a factor. Using too much force or not enough force (torque) at the time of insertion into the bone can be a factor also.
Contamination issues involving the implant itself and/or the implant site within the bone material will cause failure by interfering with the osseointegration process (bone material fully integrates the implant device with no rejection issues). Improperly placed temporaries, if used, may result in excessive forces upon the implant device thereby preventing normal osseointegration. Lastly, poor quality of bone is a common cause.
• Late Implant Failures – Implants that become wobbly, loose or fall out after a significant period of optimal function typically result from excessive forces on the implant … which most commonly arises out of a shifting bite or changes in the vertical dimension (normal height of upper and lower jaws in the resting position).
Simple wear and tear issues on adjacent teeth can be the culprit as well as teeth clenching. To lower the risk of dental implant failures, seek guidance from Generations Family Dentistry. We have experience of more than 40 years and go out of our way to ensure you enjoy a healthy smile for longer.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Dr. Motii explains what a dental implant is, and why you might be a good candidate for the procedure.