Are dental implants just like real teeth?
- Posted on: Apr 15 2020
Pasadena, TX patients who have heard of dental implants for tooth replacement may have a lot of questions for Dr. Paul Covell. What is the procedure like for placement? What can I expect for recovery? And most importantly, are dental implants just like my real teeth?
Patients in the area often choose dental implants because of the many benefits they provide, including the closest in function and appearance like natural teeth.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Paul Covell describes the implant as a metal post that is made to be surgically implanted into the jaw bone where a tooth has been lost or extracted. It is then covered with a crown, bridge, or denture based on the patient’s needs. The result is a restoration that looks and functions like natural teeth, without patients having to worry about dentures falling out or breaking their dental bridge. The dental implant is strong, thanks to the foundation used to stabilize the restoration: the jaw bone.
What can I expect from dental implants?
A dental implant is used to replace one or more teeth within the smile. With proper care, most patients will enjoy their dental implant over their entire lifetime. The implant also helps in maintaining the bone of the jaw, avoiding the sunken appearance that can happen over time in those who wear traditional dentures. This ensures a youthful look while maintaining a natural-looking restoration. Most dental implant surgeries are extremely successful thanks to the planning that goes into the placement of these posts. Additionally, patients are evaluated by their dentist to ensure they are a proper candidate before moving forward with oral surgery.
Am I a good fit for dental implants?
Dr. Paul Covell provides a thorough examination to find out if a patient is a good fit for this or other dental restorations available. Patients should have a healthy smile free from disease and cavities, and sufficient bone for successful placement.
Call Dr. Paul Covell today
Pasadena, TX area patients considering dental implants for tooth replacement are invited to schedule a visit with our team to ask if you are a candidate. The practice is located at 4010 Vista Road and can be reached by phone at (713) 943-9832.
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