Dental implants are artificial tooth roots embedded into the jaw, taking the place of one or more missing teeth. They are used to permanently anchor a prosthetic tooth, such as a crown, bridge or denture. Though they are not for everyone, most people who get dental implants experience a successful outcome that often lasts several decades.
Dental implants are always personalized to the functional and cosmetic needs of a patient. They are sized, shaped, and color-matched for aesthetics. Implants are often chosen by patients seeking the most natural-looking and feeling of tooth replacement options, primarily because dental implants are fixed and designed to match the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants help:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Restore a patient’s confident smile
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
Implants require healthy gums and adequate bone mass. A patient must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Surgical Placement of Dental Implants
Dr. Tran is trained to do surgical placement of dental implants and to restore them with crowns, bridges, or dentures. Dr. Tran will have a consultation and select cases under his scope of training and level of himself and patient’s comfort. The benefits are that monitors from the beginning through the end and keeps observing and reevaluating every six months.
Depending on the case and individual patient medical and dental history, Dr. Tran will select different procedures and techniques such as one stage surgery or two stages surgery and immediate loading or immediate placement after tooth extractions.
For more information, please call the office at (979) 316-2973 to make an appointment of comprehensive exam and/or dental implant consultation.