A lot of people become fearful when they’re told they need a dental implant, primarily because they don’t fully understand what the procedure entails or what to expect from its outcome.
However, you can rest assured this is a common procedure at Almeda Dental that has helped countless patients achieve the smile they didn’t think was possible in Houston! Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about how this procedure might be right for you too!
You may be wondering why you need an implant. The answer is that since missing teeth often create other problems such as an improper alignment for your remaining teeth, implants are used to fill the space which helps assure proper alignment. Implants are also commonly used when a tooth needs to be removed due to decay or other reasons.
The implant attaches into your jawbone with the help of a metal abutment. The procedure from start to finish can take up to two months to complete – including healing time. Occasionally, if your bone is weak, you may need a bone graft which will lengthen the healing time.
The good news is that the new implant will not be noticeable. In fact, there are many times when a dentist can’t even tell until it’s seen on an x-ray. If you have more than one tooth that needs to be replaced by dental implants, a multi-specialty dentist like Almeda Dental in Houston can correct the gaps with the use of a dental bridge.
If you know you have a painful tooth that needs to be removed, but you have been afraid of the removal process or the restoration process of a dental implant, why wait any longer to start living pain-free? We’ll work very closely with you to answer all of your questions and fully explain the procedure so you’ll know exactly what to expect from start to finish. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!