Restoring a Smile with a Dental Implant

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Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you wish to have a beautiful, fully functional smile once again? Ask our dentist about dental implants in Houston, Texas. Dental implants restore not only the tooth, but the tooth root. Implants are made up of three parts: a titanium screw, a dental restoration, and an abutment. The titanium screw is placed in the jawbone, replacing the tooth root. The dental restoration, which is usually a dental crown, is attached to the screw by Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry. The abutment connects the two pieces.

What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants have many advantages. The titanium implant screw is designed to fuse with your jawbone, so dental implants become a permanent part of your smile. Dental implants don’t require the altering of healthy teeth, as some dental restorations do. As a result, your long-term oral health is improved.

How do I care for my dental implants?
Care for your dental implants the way you care for your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Also, it is vital that you visit TLN Family Dental at least every six months for a cleaning and exam.

How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are very durable. They can last for up to 25 years, or even longer with good care.

If you have questions or if you would like to schedule a visit, contact our dental office today. To learn more and to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact our dental office today.