Dental implants are long-term restorations that are ideal for replacing one or more teeth. If you need to replace missing teeth, a dental implant can do the job without the need for a dental bridge or partial.
Likewise, the implant does not require surrounding teeth to be compromised, so you’ll save existing teeth and improve overall functionality. Dental implants rely on a process known as osseointegration to properly bond with the existing bone of the jaw.
Customized Tooth Replacement in Cypress, TX
At the office of Lori Logan, DDS, we offer single tooth replacement with dental implants and can also replace multiple missing teeth by combining implants and dentures. Whichever is appropriate for you, you can count on having beautiful replacement teeth that function and feel just like natural teeth.
Single Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
In the past, your two options for replacing a missing tooth were with a fixed bridge or a partial denture. Today, we can easily place a tooth implant and put a crown on top of it once it’s been given time to heal. Because only a single implant is placed, the procedure can be done under local anesthesia or with your choice of sedation dentistry.
You’ll first come in for a consultation and a series of digital images and x-rays with Cypress dental implants dentist Dr. Lori Logan so she can create a special treatment plan just for you.
The process for placing your implant involves inserting it deep into the bone of the jaw and can be done with local anesthetic or sedation of your choosing. After the implant heals in your jaw for several months, Dr. Logan will design a beautiful dental crown and place it on top of the new implant. With proper care, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
Full Arch Replacement with Dental Implants
If you have advanced periodontal disease or severe tooth decay and are at risk of losing your teeth, Dr. Logan might recommend full arch replacement.
Full arch tooth replacement involves using a system of tooth implants to place a full denture. The implants prevent the denture from slipping or falling out of place and provide a secure and comfortable fit. Full arch replacement is highly beneficial for restoring function to your mouth and perfecting the look of your smile.
For denture wearers who are tired of using creams, gels, and pastes to keep their appliances in place, full arch replacement is an effective solution. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care that includes brushing twice a day and flossing once, so you never have to worry again about dentures that don’t stay in place.
What to Expect with Full Arch Replacement
Once we’ve discussed your options, you’ll be scheduled for an appointment for the actual procedure. The procedure typically involves general anesthetic, since multiple implants will be placed. Just as we do with single tooth replacement, each implant is inserted deep into the bone.
In about three months, the implants naturally bond with the bone in your jaw. A new full arch of dentures will be made for you, and you’ll be instructed on how to place and remove them.
If you are interested in full arch replacement and would like to learn more about this treatment option, call our office today, and we’ll help to answer any of your questions.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Many people are good candidates for dental implants, and the first step is to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Logan. We look forward to helping you enjoy a complete, healthy smile that looks beautiful and functions just like your natural teeth.