Dental implants act as a surrogate root to support artificial teeth. The implant forms a post for the replacement tooth to rest on, serving the same purpose as a natural tooth root. The result is the ability to replace any lost or damaged teeth and complete your perfect smile.

The Dental Implant Process

This dental implant procedure involves four specific steps:

  • Surgical placement of the dental implant into the jawbone
  • Attachment of a supportive post to the dental implant
  • Creation of the prosthetic tooth, or dental crown
  • Attachment of the dental crown to the supportive post

Dental implants are possible because the natural bone accepts and osseointegrated with, or grows around, the artificial root, allowing for stability of the prosthetic teeth. This process can take several months. Dental implants offer a permanent tooth replacement solution because the composition of the dental implant, a titanium alloy, does not decay or corrode. This ensures that the dental implant procedure can last a lifetime if correctly fitted and well-maintained.

How Dr. Young Can Help

As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, selecting a reputable cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Young, to perform your dental implant procedure is a vital step in ensuring that your dental implants function properly and last a lifetime. Dr. Young will precisely  place the dental implant into your jawbone, shape the dental crown appropriately to seamlessly blend with your existing teeth, and properly attach the dental crown to create a natural and lasting result.

If you reside in Houston, Texas and seek dental implants, the cosmetic dentistry office of Woodlands Premier Dentistry can assist you with the complete dentistry procedure. For a permanent solution to missing teeth, please contact us to schedule your consultation today.