We believe that every patient deserves a sensational smile whether it takes porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, or sedation dentistry. Today’s post will focus on the preparation needed for a dental implant in Friendswood. Consider calling 832-895-5120 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information specific to your needs.
What is a Dental Implant?
Simply stated, a dental implant in Friendswood is a permanent post placed into the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Implants?
Ideal candidates for a tooth implant include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges with healthy oral tissue, ample bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. For most of our patients who seek tooth restoration, a dental implant is a great option.
What Preparation is Needed?
An initial visit with Montz and Maher Dental Group is the first step. For this evaluation, be sure to bring pertinent medical information, your current medication list, and questions you have about the process. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the particulars. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone structure at the implant site, bone grafting may be required.
How Do I Ensure Successful Healing?
Avoid drugs or medications not approved by your dental caregiver. Eat soft foods for a while to give your mouth time to heal after the implant is inserted. Keep the mouth cleaned properly around the site. Follow the counsel given at each visit. Stay healthy by eating a nutritious diet and getting proper rest. Avoid smoking or other tobacco products.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
Caring for implants is not much different from caring for existing teeth. Be sure to abstain from damaging, detrimental habits such as chewing hard items (ice or candy), and seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a concern for you. See your dentist regularly. Keep the implant and gum tissue around the implant clean just as you do with your original teeth.
The complete treatment process can take a few months from consultation to placement of the abutment and artificial tooth. At your initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of treatment and think about financing options. Visit us for more details about our services including Invisalign braces, veneers and teeth whitening.
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