How our team can restore dental implants
- Posted on: Jun 15 2022
Dental implants are a great way for patients to replace one or more teeth in the smile after teeth have been extracted or lost. With the help of Dr. Paul Covell, patients in the Pasadena, TX community will be able to have a quality restoration placed over a dental implant installed by an oral surgeon. Many of our patients love dental implants, and we know you will, too! Read on to learn more about the process of obtaining and restoring a dental implant.
What is the process of obtaining dental implants?
The dental implant process usually goes as follows:
- Consult with a dentist: This is when you will discuss your oral health and the specific needs that you have with Dr. Paul Covell to learn more about your tooth replacement options.
- Get a dental scan: A dental scan is used to create an image of your teeth and jaw to look at the bone structure. Dental implants require patients to have enough bone to support the new implant and allow for the growth of the bone to occur. This process is known as osseointegration and happens the weeks after the placement of dental implants.
- Have the dental implants surgically placed: This is usually done by an oral surgeon and is not performed by Dr. Paul Covell. He provides a referral for an oral surgeon in the area to complete the surgery and place the implant itself.
- Get the final restoration: After the dental implants have healed, you will return to Dr. Paul Covell to have your final restoration created. He will attach the final restoration, which can be either a crown or a bridge. The restorations are made to match the existing teeth to ensure seamless integration within the smile.
What to do if you are thinking about having dental implants placed
If you are considering dental implants, it is important to consult with your dentist first. This is the best way to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure and to learn more about the process. Dr. Paul Covell and his team are located in Pasadena, TX and can be reached by calling 713-943-9832 to request a visit.
Posted in: Dental Implants