Dental implants provide a durable and long-lasting replacement for extracted or missing permanent teeth. At Dentist at Rock Creek in Cypress, Texas, cosmetic and family dentists KimCuc Vo, DDS, Sandra Raouf, DDS, and the team have more than a decade of experience placing and restoring dental implants. Call Dentist at Rock Creek to request a dental implant consultation today or book online.
Dental implants are metal posts that your Dentist at Rock Creek provider inserts into the empty sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. The implants integrate with your bone after placement, providing a base for crowns or implant-anchored dentures.
Implants look just like your natural teeth. They allow you to bite and chew confidently and reduce your risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants can even improve your oral health. Replacing extracted or missing permanent teeth with dental implants prevents gum recession and bone loss.
At Dentist at Rock Creek, getting dental implants takes several visits over a few months.
Your provider completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays to determine if you qualify for treatment. If you have enough bone to support the implants, your provider numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and inserts them into your empty tooth sockets. Then, they prescribe antibiotics and provide recovery instructions.
Several months later, after the implants finish integrating with your jaw, you return to Dentist at Rock Creek. Your provider takes digital impressions of your mouth with an iTero® scanner and sends them to a dental lab. The lab uses your scans to create custom dental restorations, like dental crowns or implant-anchored dentures.
After the lab finishes your custom restorations, you visit Dentist at Rock Creek for the third time. Your provider lines up the restorations with your implants, attaches them, and polishes your teeth.
Dental implants are some of the sturdiest restorations. If you practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly, they may even last for the rest of your life.*
The team at Dentist at Rock Creek recommends brushing your teeth twice daily and visiting the office every six months for preventive dentistry. In addition, avoid bad habits like nail biting, chewing on ice, or opening packaging with your teeth.
Call Dentist at Rock Creek to request a dental implant consultation today, or click the online booking feature.
*Individual results may vary.