Dental Implants in Pipe Creek, TX
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What Are Dental Implants?
Replacing extracted or lost teeth are important to the general health and function of the mouth. Pipe Creek Dental Center is excited to provide high-quality dental implants for tooth restoration. Implants serve as normal teeth in terms of function and appearance and allow recipients to eat a normal and healthy diet. An implant consists of a sturdy post that functions as an artificial tooth root, and a specially crafted crown, bridge, or full arch is used as the viewable part of the lost tooth (or teeth). Set up an appointment with Dr. Walker in Pipe Creek, TX to find out more about our fixed implant solutions.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Oral implants can replace any quantity of badly compromised teeth, ranging from a single tooth to an entire arch. You might be considered an ideal candidate for dental implants if you have endured missing teeth, require removals, or are unhappy with your present restoration. To function, implants require proper bone tissue, healthy gum tissues, and a good oral environment. Many people could require prior care before they are thought of as good candidates. Implants may not be considered when you are an expecting mother, use tobacco products, or have certain medical disorders. During your appointment, Dr. Walker can help you decide if implant-supported restorations are ideal for you.
What Are the Benefits?
Dental implants are frequently chosen because of the impressive number of positive benefits they supply. As effective substitutes, dental implants:
- Function as a long-lasting tooth replacement solution
- Incorporate with the bone to retain jawbone health and strength
- Never make use of adjacent teeth to keep their place
- Replicate real teeth in function and visual appeal
- Allow for the intake of a varied diet
- Produce better jaw force and durability of oral restorations
- Can enhance your self-assurance when having conversations and when your teeth show
What Can I Expect from Dental Implants?
Getting fixed implants involves careful placement of the post and the attachment of a lifelike replacement of the visible portion, including full-arch dentures, bridges, and crowns. Once your mouth is prepped, it will be numbed with anesthesia. Our team may also use sedation to help you feel more at ease throughout your procedure. The metal post will be carefully secured within your jawbone. When the surgical site has healed (usually several months later), we will install a specially made implant crown, denture, or full-arch piece and assess the alignment of your bite.
Patients may notice some swelling, bruising, and pain at the site of an implant. Prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses can help ease post-op aches or pains. Once the titanium implant has fused with the jaw and the visible part of the implant is in place, it's essential to follow good oral hygiene with proper brushing and flossing techniques. When patients visit Pipe Creek Dental Center for regular appointments, we use tools to disinfect their implants and check their condition.
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Lifelike Results for Your Smile
Thanks to innovations in modern dental technology, we can replace lost teeth using the seamless appearance and capabilities of fixed implants. We are pleased to provide implant dentures, crowns, and bridges as long-lasting tooth replacements to our patients in and around Pipe Creek, TX. To learn more about ways to restore extremely decayed or missing teeth, plan a dental exam at Pipe Creek Dental Center today!
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Dental Implants FAQs
Are dental implants painful?
We aim to relieve as much pain as possible for our patients during this procedure, and applying a local anesthetic helps us to do that. We are able to numb the surrounding nerves and keep our patients from feeling any pain while the implants are installed. You should not experience any pain as a result of this procedure, although various pressure and discomfort are not uncommon.
Can I get a single dental implant?
Yes, you can get a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are a versatile solution for tooth replacement, whether you're missing one tooth or multiple. A single dental implant consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for a dental crown. This restores your smile's aesthetics and functionality, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. When a single dental implant is placed, the restoration can be custom-tailored to match the existing teeth around it, helping to maintain a natural-looking and seamless smile.
Do I really need to replace my tooth with an implant?
While tooth replacement is a personal decision, it is generally recommended to replace a missing tooth with an implant for several reasons. Not replacing a missing tooth can lead to oral health issues, including shifting of adjacent teeth, bite problems, and bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants mimic the natural tooth's structure, promoting long-term oral health and preventing these complications. They also provide improved aesthetics and function, enhancing your overall quality of life.
Can dental implants get infected?
Dental implants themselves are not susceptible to infection because they are made of biocompatible materials like titanium, which do not support bacterial growth. However, it's essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene to prevent infections in the surrounding gum tissues. Inflammation or infection of the gum tissue can affect the stability of the implant and compromise your overall dental and oral health, even leading to loss of tissue, the implant, the restoration, and more. Regular dental check-ups, in-office cleanings, and diligent at-home dental care can help prevent gum infections and ensure the long-term success of your dental implant.
How long will my implants last?
Dental implants, in ideal procedures, are built to be permanent teeth replacements. These contrast with dentures, which need to be replaced periodically and can wear down faster. With proper upkeep, including brushing and flossing twice a day and regular cleanings and exams, you can expect your dental implants to last no less than 30 years.
Should I get dental implants or dentures?
The type of dental procedure you get done depends on a variety of factors. At Pipe Creek Dental Center, patients looking for easier maintenance often prefer implants, as dentures require cleaning, upkeep, and replacement. In addition, with dental implants, there is no need for removing them or changing your diet to eat or avoid certain foods, which many patients at our Pipe Creek, TX office find appealing.