At Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX, we are constantly working to bring the most innovative and advanced solutions to help our patients enjoy the highest quality of living possible. Dental implants are one such solution that effectively replaces missing teeth in a way that most closely resembles real teeth. Implants are a permanent tooth replacement that brings long-term benefits to your smile, oral function, jawbone health, and general well-being. Fusing with the jaw for a solid foundation, dental implants are made of titanium screws that take the place of tooth roots and a beautiful crown, bridge, or denture appliance that restores a natural and beautiful appearance to your smile.
Whether you have lost one tooth or a whole arch, implants may be an ideal solution for your tooth replacement needs. General dentist Dr. Andrew LeQuang has advanced training and expertise in implant dentistry and is ready to work with you to find a viable tooth replacement solution for high-quality results. Do not let the loss of natural teeth interfere with your life and well-being. Schedule your implant visit with Dr. LeQuang today to learn more about this innovative approach to restoring your smile after tooth loss.
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Dental implants may be ideal for patients who need to replace a single tooth all the way up to a whole arch of teeth. Strategically placed in the jawbone of the upper or lower arches, the titanium implant posts integrate with the mouth through a process knows as osseointegration. This creates a very strong foundational support for these teeth replacements, which allows them to serve the smiles of our patients for a lifetime, in most cases. When the posts are ready and have fused with the bone, Dr. LeQuang can then create beautiful crowns, a bridge, or a full-arch replacement tooth to attach to your implants and complete your tooth replacement. Dental implants may be a good choice if you have lost teeth or need to have extremely decayed or damaged teeth extracted and replaced. If you use tobacco, are pregnant or have certain health conditions, implants may not be an ideal choice at this time.
Patients often choose dental implants instead of more traditional options because of the permanent oral health and lifestyle benefits these tooth replacements offer. But to work properly, an implant must be placed in areas where sufficient bone is available. If you have experienced bone loss in your jaw, you may need a bone grafting procedure before having dental implants placed. Dr. LeQuang can perform an evaluation of your mouth and let you know if you are a good candidate for reviving dental implants to replace missing teeth.
What To Expect
With advanced expertise in both the placement and restoration of dental implants, Dr. LeQuang and our team are proud to be a full-service practice for complete dental implant procedures. We use 3D cone beam imaging and other advanced techniques to gain a detailed visualization of your jawbone, nerves, teeth, and other oral structures so that we can determine the best place to position your dental implants. Any oral issues like bone loss or gum disease may require treatment before we can move forward with the surgical placement of your dental implants.
On the day of your implant surgery, Dr. LeQuang will numb your gum tissues and provide sedation dentistry services if you are feeling a little anxious about your procedure. To access the jawbone, he will make a small incision in your gums and then precisely insert your implant post within the bone. The gums will be sutured to cover the implant or leave a bit of it exposed and sitting above the gumline. Your implant post will be allowed to heal and fuse with your jaw over the next several months. During this time, Dr. LeQuang may have you wear a temporary restoration to maintain the space for your implant crown, bridge, or denture restoration. Once healed and a part of your jaw, your implant will be completed with the attachment of your lifelike tooth replacement. Our team will make any necessary adjustments to the fit or your bite to make sure you enjoy proper function and comfort.
Our team will provide instruction on how you can best take care of your mouth while your implant sites heal. Please get in touch with us right away if you have any symptoms or concerns in the treatment area. It is normal to have some minor bruising, swelling, and jaw discomfort for a few days after your implant surgery. Dr. LeQuang may prescribe prescription medication and recommended cold compresses against the jaw to provide relief as you heal.
Dental implants generally need to integrate with your jaw over the course of 3 – 6 months. Once this osseointegration process has fully occurred, our team will schedule to come back and have an impression of the areas taken. Our special dental lab will use this mold to custom-create your new implant crown, bridge, or full-arch appliance. We use only the highest quality, biocompatible materials to make your replacement teeth look and feel like your own. Once your custom implant restoration is ready, you will visit our office for Dr. LeQuang to screw or cement it permanently to your implant post to complete your tooth replacement procedure.
We will also show you the best way to care for your dental implants but in general, implants are brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. It is very important to keep up with a good home care routine to maintain the gum tissues and bone that are holding your implant in place. Even though dental implants are made of titanium and porcelain and will not decay, it is still vital to keep your tooth replacement in top shape by visiting Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX at least twice a year for routine cleaning and exam visits. Dr. LeQuang and our team will continue to monitor your implant to make certain it is functioning in the best possible way.
Dental implants tooth replacement procedure may be covered in part by dental insurance. Before getting started, we will review your benefits schedule and let you know of any personal expenses. Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. To help you cover the cost of care, Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX proudly accepts a wide range of convenient payment options and can give you information on easy financing through CareCredit®. Talk with our team about finding a payment solution that both matches your budget and dental needs.
Tooth loss does not have to keep you from enjoying the long-term advantages of a healthy and natural-looking smile. Dental implant solutions from Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX may be the ideal solution to help you overcome tooth loss or damaged teeth that are no longer supporting your oral health. Implants fuse with the jaw in a way that is similar to natural teeth and bring confidence, biting and chewing ability, and beauty back to your smile. To learn more about this permanent tooth replacement option and determine the best tooth replacement solution for you, schedule a visit with Dr. LeQuang at our full-service family practice today.