If you have one or more missing or weak teeth, dental implants may be a better option than traditional dentures. Acclaimed as one of the best advances in dentistry in the last century, dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Below is more information about how dental implants are placed,
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant can replace one or more missing or weak teeth by placing a metal screw in your jaw and attaching a crown to the top of it. Then, if you still have your permanent tooth, she will extract it. Then, your tooth can be placed in one appointment. Most patients prefer dental implants over dentures because they do not move freely in the mouth. These secured fake teeth act, feel, and look like your natural teeth. If you have more than one missing or weak teeth, you can receive multiple implants. Rightway Dental can even give you a full mouth restoration with Dental Implants. Overall, this dental solution may improve your daily life by improving your ability to eat, talk, and even increase your confidence.
Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, visit Dr. Ruiz and her team at Rightway Dental. Along with other things, Dr. Ruiz will check to see if you have enough bone to place the dental implant. She will also make sure that the patient is willing to commit to good oral health. If taken care of well, dental implants can last for a lifetime. Some people that are not good candidates for dental implants are: pregnant women, heavy smokers, those with alcohol or substance abuse problems, those with chronic diseases, teeth grinders, and those who take medications that suppress the immune system. However, even if you feel like you have one or more of these conditions, you should still call Rightway Dental to find out your options and see if dental implants can help you.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Dental Implants are secured into the bone of where the previous tooth way located. Usually, this is a one-day outpatient surgery. To place the implant, Dr. Ruiz drills an area to put in the screw of the implant. Next, the screw is secured into the bone. After that, Dr. Ruiz and her team will place a crown on top of the implant that matches the color of your existing teeth.
How Do I Care For My Dental Implant?
Just like the rest of your teeth, brush and floss on and around your dental implant. Remember to use a soft toothbrush along with antibacterial toothpaste. Next, visit Dr. Ruiz and Rightway Dental regularly so the dental team can monitor the progress of your dental implant. This will make sure it says healthy. Lastly, stop smoking. This is one of the biggest reasons that dental implants can fail.
Dr. Ruiz and her team at Rightway Dental want to improve the look, feel, and function of your smile. If you have one or more missing or weak teeth, call Rightway Dental today to talk about dental implant options. For more information or to plan your next visit, call us at (281)-232-1801, today!