Dental Implants

If you have a missing tooth or have ever had one, you understand how inconvenient it can be. A lost tooth can alter your mouth’s alignment, your ability to talk and eat properly, and cause pain. It can also make you more susceptible to tooth decay and bacteria buildup. The greatest thing you can do is have your missing tooth replaced. We have worked hard at TLN Family Dental to stay current with the latest dental technologies. We are pleased to announce that we provide dental implants to anyone needing a long-term, stable tooth replacement. An implant can help you regain your confidence while improving your oral health. If you are in Harris County in Texas, come to our Post Oak or Pearland office to learn how a dental implant can benefit you.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a tooth replacement prosthesis. It is a surgical technique that entails the insertion of three distinct appliances over several months. The post, abutment, and crown are the three different appliances. While this is a more invasive and expensive dental procedure, it is also one of our most practical solutions. If the surgical element of a dental implant makes you nervous, we want you to know that your comfort is our top priority. All of our patients have access to a variety of sedative choices. We’ll gladly walk you through each option. Simply get in touch with us!

What is the Dental Implant Procedure?

Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry can restore your missing teeth with greater security than ever before when she places and restores dental implants. We will place a titanium post in your jaw bone at TLN Family Dental to stabilize the restoration attached on top. Schedule an appointment with our dentist and team to see if you can benefit from dental implants in Houston, Texas.

Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A healing period is often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.

The surgical procedure for a dental implant consists of three steps: The post, the abutment, and the crown.

The post is the first part of the procedure. The post, which resembles a metal screw, serves as the implant’s basis. The dentist will drill a hole in your jawbone and insert the post through it. Your tooth’s root is replaced with the post. It will take some time for your gum tissue to repair around the post, as this is what will keep it in place. Once your mouth has healed, we can move on to the second portion of the procedure: the abutment.

The abutment is the component that connects the post to the crown. It is positioned gently on top of the post. Before proceeding with the operation, your gum line will need to heal around the abutment. While you wait, we’ll give you a temporary crown.

The crown is the implant’s final element. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

The crown will be custom-made to match the anatomy of your teeth. It will have the same shape and color as a natural tooth. Your dental implant is ready to use once the crown is snapped into place. There may be some sensitivity for the first day or so, but this will disappear rapidly. You won’t even realize you have an artificial tooth in your mouth after a while!

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is an excellent option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime.

If you are in the Post Oak and Pearland, Texas, area, please come to either one of our offices. We would love to talk about how a dental implant can save your teeth and oral health. Don’t wait to come in if you are missing a tooth. Let’s get you started on the process today! TLN Family Dental is here for you! For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.