Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Why Dental Implants?

Dental professionals have been placing dental implants in patients for over 40 years to restore their oral function. Implants are surgical-grade titanium. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and offer a permanent solution. Titanium can be used not only for dental implants but also for other medical devices such as hip and knee replacements. Titanium's properties allow bone from the body to integrate with the metal's surface. This is called "osseointergration" and was discovered by Dr. PI Branemark, a Nobel Research Institute researcher in Stockholm, Sweden. Millions of people have experienced an improvement in their quality of life since then.

Dental implants, like many other modern dental and medical technologies, have seen significant improvements over the past few decades. These devices are now more predictable than ever, from the physical design to their surface. In many cases, dentists can offer patients an "immediate function". This allows the patient to leave the surgery site with a temporary tooth. The patient can have their final crown within eight weeks.

Comeaux Dental, in The Woodlands & Spring, uses these advances along with advanced CAT scan technology and sophisticated surgical planning software. This creates an optimal patient experience.


Why choose a tooth implant over a supported bridge?

A tooth-supported bridge can be a good option, but it has some disadvantages that are not present in a dental implant. To cement a three-unit bridge, the dentist will need to remove the enamel from the adjacent teeth. These teeth can become decayed. Human bone requires force to keep it healthy and in its place. A three-unit bridge replaces the missing tooth with a floating tooth suspended between two crowns. This is known as a Pontic. The Pontic doesn't apply any force to the bone and the bone will melt over time. This can cause destabilization of adjacent teeth, hygiene problems, and cosmetic issues

Implants, on the other hand, recreate the natural anatomy of the bone and apply force to it. This helps to keep the bone in its natural place. This allows the dentist to treat adjacent teeth without affecting them.

Research shows that tooth-supported bridges often fail in 15 years. However, most implants last a lifetime when properly integrated. The dental implant is the best choice for most people. It offers a lifetime value, no bone loss, cosmetic appearance, and the ability to not have to grind down healthy nearby teeth.

A patient has two options. The removable bridge is the most popular option. It is only used for temporary purposes by most dentists. Its only disadvantage is its price. A Maryland bridge, or resin bonded, is the second. Although this solution leaves the adjacent teeth unaffected, it can often cause damage and need to be rebonded. They do not address bone loss.

We know that there are multiple dental providers to choose from in The Woodlands and Spring Area so s and the staff at Comeaux Dental Group are constantly looking for ways to improve the overall experience of our patients. Our offices are conveniently located in both Spring & The Woodlands and we treat patients throughout Montgomery County offering them the opportunity to restore missing teeth in a way that looks natural and beautiful.

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