Consider dental implants if you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth and want to restore your smile. At Hardy Webster Dental in Humble, Texas, the team of general and cosmetic dentists has years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. With routine checkups and good oral hygiene, dental implants may last a lifetime*. Call the office to request a dental implant consultation or book online today.
Dental implants are metal screws inserted into your empty tooth sockets. The screws integrate with your bone after placement, providing a foundation for crowns, bridges, or implant-anchored dentures.
If you’ve lost a single tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can even reduce the risk of other problems, such as gum recession and bone loss.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants make it easier to bite and chew than dentures. Since they fuse with your bone, they don’t move out of position.
You need healthy gums and jawbone to get dental implants. If you have gum disease or your bone isn’t strong enough to support dental implants, the team completes another type of treatment first, such as scaling and root planing or a bone graft.
At Hardy Webster Dental, getting dental implants takes a series of visits over several months.
During the first visit, your provider completes an oral exam and takes a series of oral X-rays. If they determine you qualify for implants, they numb your mouth with an anesthetic and insert the implants into your empty tooth sockets. After the placement procedure, your mouth heals for several months while the posts fuse with your bone.
When you return to Hardy Webster Dental after your mouth heals, your dentist takes digital impressions with an intraoral scanner and sends them to a nearby dental lab. Technicians at the lab use the impressions to create custom crowns, bridges, or implant-anchored dentures.
When the lab finishes your implant restorations, you visit Hardy Webster Dental for the last time. Your dentist attaches the restorations to your implants, checks your bite, and polishes your teeth.
Take care of your dental implant restorations like you do for your natural teeth. The Hardy Webster Dental team recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning. Also, avoid bad habits, such as nail-biting and chewing on ice.
Call Hardy Webster Dental to request a dental implant consultation or use the online booking feature today.
*Individual results may vary