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For many people, having missing or damaged teeth completely takes away their self-esteem. No matter how beautiful they are, they will hide from others, shy away from living life, and avoid pictures completely. With so many photo opportunities in Houston, this is a real problem.

When you don’t have confidence in yourself, it’s hard to truly enjoy all that life has to offer. But what once seemed like a permanent problem you had to deal with for the rest of your life now has an easy solution in the form of dental implants.

Dental implants are for anyone who has a missing tooth or multiple teeth, has damaged teeth, or already have dentures or a bridge but are not happy with the way they fit and function. The implants give you the beauty of a full smile in a permanent way.

If you have been on the fence about dental implants and whether they are right for you, this guide will teach you everything you need to know to take that leap!

Dental Implants in a Nutshell

Your natural tooth is made up of two parts: the root and the crown. Dental implants work like your tooth does – there is an artificial root (the implant) that creates a space for your new crown (the prosthetic tooth). These artificial replacements fit, feel, and function just like your natural teeth once did.

Many people go the dentures, crown, and bridges route when they lose or break their teeth. While these are better than nothing, they are also temporary fixes to a problem that is not going to go away. With bridges and dentures, you have assigned yourself to a lifetime of removing your false teeth, cleaning them, and replacing them, worrying about whether they are going to come out when you least expect – or want – it to happen, or breaking when you have to go out in public without your teeth. This uncertainty keeps you from fully functioning on a confident level.

Dental implants, however, remove this uncertainty. The crown, or visible section of your tooth that is enclosed in white enamel, and the root that is attached to the nerves at your jawbone, are both parts of your natural tooth. Dental implants imitate this seamless functioning in the way they work. Whether you need one implant, multiple, or your whole mouth, this option can work for you.

Whether you stay in Houston or travel somewhere else, you don’t want to have to worry about your dentures or bridge falling out or breaking. Dental implants are surgically placed through precision engineering. They become a permanent part of your body and an excellent long-term investment overall.

Most implants are made from a biocompatible titanium metal implant fixture comprised of medical-grade materials. This fixture that gradually fuses to your jaw’s living bone in a process is called osseointegration. Since the metal is biocompatible, it doesn’t harm your jaw and rarely gets rejected from your body.

After the fusion process is complete, your implants are adhered to your bone like an anchor. This adherence prevents the new tooth from slipping or moving.

The Terms of a Dental Implant

To better understand exactly what a dental implant is made of, you need to know the three main parts. These are the fixture, the abutment, and the prosthesis. Here is a little information about each one so you can see how they all work together to function just like your natural tooth.

  • The fixture – The bottom of the implant, the fixture is made of medical-grade titanium. It is inserted below the gum line and gradually fuses with the jawbone. This fusion creates a permanent storage place for your replacement teeth, anchoring them still.

These fixtures come in the shape of a cylinder and work like a screw. To help the osseointegration process, they are usually coated in hydroxyapatite, a material that encourages the fusion process.

  • The abutment – Placed in the fixture, the abutment is the connector between the fixture and your new tooth. Your doctor can remove it, but otherwise it is permanent. It lies around the gum line and acts like a parking place for your new tooth.
  • The prosthesis – This is your favorite part of the dental implant – your visible new tooth. The prosthesis, or the crown, is made of zirconium or porcelain. These materials are chosen because they look like the white enamel that covers the natural crown in teeth and they are also durable and long-lasting.

Your prosthesis will be cemented to or screwed into the abutment, creating a permanent tooth. If you have dentures, the prosthesis is snapped into the abutment.

The three parts of the implant work together in a process that has been used for decades, giving you a long-lasting smile that you can show off proudly.

Why Dental Implants Are a Great Investment in Your Oral Health

There’s no sugarcoating it – dental implants are not cheap. No surgery usually is if it is performed by an expert. However, the fact is that they are important for your overall oral health, and they are an excellent long-term investment that will keep paying off long after they themselves are paid off.

Before you make a decision on whether or not dental implants are right for you, consider these advantages.

1. Your smile is permanently yours. Although your natural teeth won’t grow back, you have the next best thing with dental implants. They fit like a glove, work like your old teeth, and feel comfortable in your mouth. You don’t have to remove them to clean them and you don’t have to worry about them falling out right before your vacation, an important meeting, or that family photo shoot.

2. You can do everything you once did with your own teeth. Houston’s barbecue is legendary, but you probably have not been partaking in any of the steaks or other delicious meals that the city offers. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, without fear of pain or broken bridges and dentures.

3. It’s a long-term investment with long-lasting materials. Your dental implants are permanent, which means that if you take care of them, you shouldn’t have to replace them. The titanium is medical-grade and durable, and the prosthetic teeth are made from resilient, long-lasting porcelain or zirconium. The implants can handle daily wear and tear, the impact from constant chewing, and even accidental jarring. How long they last is ultimately up to you and how well you keep up with them and get regular maintenance, but overall, they are a smart financial investment.

4. They can stop your oral health from deteriorating.  Dental implants actually have a lot of science backing them up as a good way to improve your oral health. For one, they stop the cutting of healthy tissues that comes with getting a bridge. When you cut into that tissue or bone, you experience loss of jawbone over time.

Dental implants don’t mess with the healthy tissues and can preserve what you already have and improve it. Dentures and bridgework also add extra weight to your jawbone that erodes it over time, while dental implants don’t have this negative impact.

5. The success rate of dental implants is almost 100%. Nationwide Dental Implants connects you with only the best surgeons, so you know you are in good hands. The only variable is whether or not your body will accept the implant as its own, and with a 97% success rate, your chances are excellent. Hundreds of thousands of people have this successful surgery every year without issues and end up with natural-looking smiles that you don’t even know are implants!

What to Expect When You Go for Your Implants

Now that you’ve contacted your recommended surgeon in Houston and decided on dental implants, here are the steps that you can expect to go through on the way to your new, beautiful smile.

Step one: Your examination. Your surgeon will examine your mouth and overall health to determine a treatment plan for you.This will consist of either a single-stage or a two-stage procedure, explained below.

Step two: Placement of the dental implant. The titanium implant post will be placed in your jawbone first. It can take weeks or months to heal, however. After the post is implanted, the treatment plan determines the next step.

If your surgeon recommended a single-stage procedure, a temporary abutment will be attached to the implant at this time. In the two-stage procedure, the implant is allowed to heal without the abutment, and you will return after the implant fuses to the bone to receive the abutment then.

Step three: Attachment of the abutment and the prosthesis. Now that the implant has become fused, you are ready for the prosthesis to be attached. If you had the single-stage procedure, this is when your surgeon will make an impression from your teeth to create a crown. In the two-stage procedure, you will have to undergo another smaller surgery for the abutment to be placed and the crown to be created.

Step four: The crown gets fitted to your mouth. This is the exciting part, but it may take a few visits before your teeth feel natural. This is quite common. Your surgeon can keep tweaking the crown until it fits comfortably in your mouth and functions like your natural teeth would.

As long as you are honest about the fit and function, your implants should eventually seem like they have always been in your mouth. Remember that they are used to having to make adjustments and you are truly not bothering them by letting them know when something is not working right.

Your Smile is Red-Carpet Ready!

Now that you have your new smile, it’s up to you to take care of it. While it’s not quite as labor intensive as keeping your natural teeth healthy, it still requires upkeep and regular dental maintenance for your new dental implants to last. But you can now eat what you want, chew what you want, and speak and smile naturally. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can enjoy all of the opportunities that Houston has to offer and make picture-perfect memories with those you love.

When you are ready to experience life to the fullest with your new dental implants, contact Nationwide Dental Implants to find the best surgeons near you and schedule your consultation.

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