What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are used to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile to its full potential. A dental implant is a small, screw-like post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This acts as a replacement tooth root and provides a strong foundation for the implant restoration, which is a false tooth. During a period of healing, which often lasts several months, the bone tissues begin to bond with the biocompatible implant post in a process called osseointegration. This ensures that your restoration is stable and lasting. The implant restoration is then placed on top of the post to restore the beauty and function of your smile. Based on which teeth are missing, our dentists may recommend a dental crown, a partial denture, a full denture, or a bridge as your implant restoration.

Do I need dental implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants in Spring, Texas, may be the solution you need to restore your smile. Implants are designed to function, feel, and look like your natural teeth. In addition, with proper care, they can last a lifetime. To find out if implants are right for you, we invite you to schedule your consultation with Dr. Calder and team at Comfort Dental Excellence today.