Pasadena Oral Surgery
Dental Implants Pasadena, Texas 77505
Dental implants are one of the most common reconstructive procedures. This is because implants are strong, long-lasting, and provide a natural look and feel. The Pasadena team are dental implant experts. Read on to learn how we use implants to fully restore a person’s smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are strong pieces of metal that are used to support artificial teeth. These metal posts are surgically implanted into a person’s jaw bone, beneath the surface of the gums. Artificial teeth, such as dental crowns or permanent dentures, are attached to the implants. The fully support the artificial teeth by acting as tooth roots. The result is a fully restored smile that will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Crowns
Crowns are the most common type of artificial tooth used with dental implants. You can think of dental crowns as tooth-shaped caps. However, they are actually much more sophisticated than that. Crowns are custom-made in order to match the exact size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. An expert surgeon will attach the crowns to your dental implants in a way that mimics how your other teeth sit on the gum line. This creates a comfortable and natural fit.
Preparing For Your Implants
Before your implant surgery, your mouth will need to be fully examined by a doctor or dentist. This will ensure that your mouth is healthy enough for the surgery. Your doctor might also prescribe you antibiotics or recommend procedures to prepare your mouth or jaw. It’s important that you work with a surgeon you trust for these preparations.
It is also important to prepare for your recovery. Everyone feels different after oral surgery. However, it’s important that all patients take time to rest, even if they feel well following their procedure. Talk to your surgeon about specific ways to make your recovery more comfortable.