Do you often hide your smile due to missing or severely damaged teeth? Interested in a permanent solution that restores the appearance and functionality of a natural, healthy smile? Katy Dental Experts in Katy, TX is proud to offer dental implants for our patients that suffer from missing or extremely damaged teeth. Wondering if dental implants are for you? These are some common reasons for dental implant treatment:
Dental implants are a newer dental technology that allows a dentist to permanently replace missing teeth. The implant itself is comprised of three parts: the fixture, the abutment, and the prosthetic crown. The fixture serves as an artificial tooth right and is a tiny titanium screw. The abutment serves as a connecting post that is screwed onto the fixture and supports the prosthetic crown. The prosthetic crown serves as the artificial “tooth” and restores the appearance of a natural smile.
Before you can receive dental implants, you will need to have your sinus cavity and bone mass evaluated; in certain cases, bone grafting or a sinus lift may be necessary to ensure the stability of the dental implants. The first step in the process is attaching the artificial roots to the jawbone, providing stability. Once the fixtures have healed, the abutment can be attached as well as the prosthetic crown.
Ready for that smile you’ve always dreamed of? Contact our Katy dental practice today to schedule your appointment. We’d be happy to evaluate your teeth, gums and overall oral health to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Dr Jeffrey Chu received his B.A degree in Accounting from University of California Santa Barbara. After working as a financial analyst for a few years, he realized he enjoys working and interacting with people directly. He chose to pursue dentistry and earned his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry in 2005.