Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implant Restoration

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Dental Implant Restoration

Without a crystal ball, we cannot predict the length of time your dentistry will last. So much depends on how well you care for your implants, your unique biology, and how healthy your bone is. We take all of these factors into consideration when deciding whether implants will work for you, but we cannot predict some things.

Taking care of your dental implants once we place them is essential to their longevity and health. That means brushing and flossing twice daily at home. Dental implants are convenient and you take care of them very much how you would take care of your natural teeth.

Your mouth is full of bacteria and allowing bacteria to sit too long on your teeth and gums leads to infection. No matter how diligent your home care is, you can never remove all of the plaque and calculus you acquire. Keeping your professional dental cleaning appointments and exams is essential to all of your dentistry, your oral health, and your implants.

Your dental exams will give Dr. Grizzle a heads up if something is wrong not only for your implant, but also for your bone, bite, and natural teeth. Dr. Grizzle will always check your dentistry to make sure it is holding up like it should.

 

Seniors are living longer than ever these days and staying more active. In fact, in their senior years, many people find them selves starting a new career or looking to start a new romance. Just because you’re a senior does not mean you need to stay at home and age. In fact, seniors today like to travel, work, meet new people, stay active, and be with the people they care about.

That is why we recommend dental implants for healthy patients of all ages. In your senior years, isn’t it more important than ever to eat the foods you love and live life to the fullest. In fact, nutrition is vitally important as we age, so being able to eat all of the delicious healthy foods will keep you in tiptop shape.

Dental implants are still the most reliable tooth replacement option for patients who are healthy enough to receive them. They are easy to take care of, look great, and are the option closest to your natural tooth. Not only do they complete your chewing surface, but they also help you to retain your jawbone because they anchor to your bone, just like a natural tooth.

No matter what age you are, we encourage you to consider dental implants as a tooth replacement option for today’s busy seniors.

 

Dental implants are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement technology that look and function most like your natural teeth. Because your dental implant is rooted in your bone, cleaning and caring for your dental implant is much like cleaning and caring for your natural teeth. You can brush and floss your dental implant normally, making dental hygiene a breeze.

The three-part system is made up of a titanium "root" that is placed by a trusted oral surgeon, a crown that looks like a real tooth, and an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. When your implant placement is complete, no one may ever notice that it is not your natural tooth.

Dental implants offer the flexibility and freedom our patients appreciate. Unlike bridges, your dental implant is a stable and functional part of your natural bite. Dr. Reagan Grizzle will make sure your restored crown fits perfectly with your adjacent and opposing teeth. This will give you maximum comfort and function so that you can eat the foods that you like.

To find out if dental implants are a good option for replacing your missing teeth, call our Sugar Land dental office. We can schedule an evaluation for you so that Dr. Grizzle can explain your tooth replacement options.
 

Everyone is talking about dental implants because they are a great option to replace missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, your bone may begin to recede because your tooth helps to stabilize your bone as much as your bone stabilizes your tooth. When tooth loss destroys that relationship, your oral health declines and places your adjacent and opposite teeth at risk.

Once bone begins to recede, it becomes a ticking clock. Getting an implant placed as quickly as possible after you heal from an extraction is essential. In order for successful implant placement, you need to have enough bone remaining or you could require a bone graft.

Implants are superior to other tooth replacement options for other reasons, as well. Since implants are similar to your natural tooth in that they integrate with your bone, you can chew on them just like you would chew on your natural tooth.

Because the mechanical part of an implant hides beneath your implant crown, your dental implant will look like a natural tooth. No one will likely notice the difference unless you point it out.

You should floss and brush your implant just like a natural tooth, making implant care incredibly easy for even the busiest of people.

 

 

At Dr. Reagan Grizzle’s office, we do everything possible to prevent tooth loss. Sometimes, even the best care cannot prevent a tooth from requiring an extraction. We understand you want to know all of your options when it comes to tooth replacement and Dr. Grizzle will go over the treatment that will work best for you.

One of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. Dental implants are most like your natural teeth. They look natural, function like a real tooth, and help to prevent bone loss.

Dental implants are custom made to match your natural teeth. The size, shape, and color of your implant crown will be chosen specifically for you. Because our implant crowns look so natural, no one will ever know you have an implant.

Dental implants become stable because they work with your bone. That stability means they will not only fill in the gap in your teeth, but also provide a chewing surface.

One of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they help to preserve your bone. When you lose a tooth, the bone begins to deteriorate. A dental implant anchors your bone and may slow or prevent bone loss.
 

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