Dental implants can improve the quality of life many people, but they aren’t for everyone. Use the checklist below to help determine how you feel about your dental health. The more boxes you check, the more likely its that dental implants will be a good choice for you.
How Your Mouth Feels
- Do complete or partial dentures cause discomfort when you eat?
- Do you wear a denture that slips or fits badly?
- Are the teeth holding your bridge loosening or moving?
How You Feel About Your Teeth
- Are you embarrassed about missing teeth or dentures when you smile or laugh?
- If you have a complete or partial denture, do you sometimes carry it in your pocket or leave it at home?
Your Treatment Plan
After a thorough evaluation, Houston implant dentist, Dr. Konig will discuss a treatment plan with you.
If dental implants are likely to work for you, the overall cost and time frame for the procedure are outlined.
Implants Are Like Teeth
Your natural teeth are stable biting and chewing surfaces because they are supported by your jawbone. This will also be true of your dental implant. Successful dental implants become firmly embedded in the jaw, providing a chewing surface almost as secure as that of natural teeth.
Roots Hold Crowns
The crowns of your natural teeth are held in place by roots. Roots not only secure your crowns, they also help keep your jaws healthy by stimulating the growth of new bone. This provides good support for your teeth.
Implants Hold a Prosthesis
The prosthesis is held in place by dental implants, which are usually made of titanium. Because this metal is well accepted by the body, titanium implants rarely cause reactions. Like the roots of natural teeth, implants also stimulate new gum growth in your jaw.
A PROSTHESIS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS
Using dental implants, a new prosthesis can be made to fit your individual needs. No matter how many teeth are being replaced, the basic process is the same. Only the number of implants changes. If you are replacing a complete set of teeth, though, you may have the option off either a removable or fixed prosthesis.
If you are in Houston, Sugarland, Katy, or Galveston, Texas and you would like more information about dental implants, contact our implant dentist, Dr. Konig for a comprehensive consultation.