If you need to replace missing teeth, dental implants could definitely be your solution.
Don’t let tooth loss stand in the way of having a gorgeous smile. While you may feel defeated you certainly don’t have to give up. With dental implants our Sugar Land, TX dentists--Dr. Stephen Lukin, Dr. Mark Lukin and Dr. Forrest Arguelles--are making it easier for those suffering from tooth loss to fight the good fight and win. Discover more about dental implants and how they could restore your smile.
What are dental implants?
These restorations are designed to replace one or more missing teeth by taking over the role of tooth roots. Implants may not look like tooth roots (in fact, they just look like small metal posts) but they are designed to function just like tooth roots. These artificial tooth roots will be placed into the jawbone to support dental restorations like crowns.
How are dental implants placed?
All dental implant surgeries are performed while under local anesthesia so the area is fully numb prior to implant placement. Then our Sugar Land general dentist will place the implant into a pre-drilled hole in the jawbone. Then the gums will be stitched back up.
During the healing period the implant and the bone will naturally fuse together. Now the implant is a permanent structure from which to support a false tooth. If you are looking to replace a single missing tooth then a dental crown will be placed over the implant. If you need to replace multiple or even a full jaw of teeth we will place a dental bridge or removable dentures over your implant.
How do you care for implants?
Since implants function just like natural teeth they don’t require special care. Just make sure to maintain good oral hygiene and brush and floss regularly. You will also want to keep up with your six-month cleanings and exams to make sure that your implant remains healthy. Oral hygiene is of the utmost importance when you have a dental implant.
Don’t let tooth loss be the final say when it comes to the health of your smile. Turn to Lukin Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX to get dental restorations that are meant to last a lifetime. Call us today to get started!