Dental Implants in Tomball TX
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts.
- Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food)
- Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw
The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases, a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
Dental implants can restore your smile!
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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Fuentes and Thompson perform:
- the actual implant surgery
- initial tooth extractions
- and bone grafting if necessary
The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Spring Cypress Oral Surgery and Implant Center
Patient Review By Sally T
Dr. Fuentes is a Godsend! Most compassionate doctor I have ever met. I am a true scardy cat and he made me feel so comfortable. He has a compassionate, calming, confident bedside manner. He will make you laugh and laugh and laugh. The best part was that I never felt one ounce of pain during my procedures to have my implants put in. he gave me my smile back and my confidence. He truly has a passion for what he does and it shows. Thank you to Dr. Fuentes and Thank you to the Spring Cypress Oral Surgery team!
- Sally T
Patient Review By Joe B
Dr. Fuentes is an implant WIZARD! I had ZERO discomfort after my procedure. My implant fused to my bone perfect. My regular dentist told me that my implant was put in perfectly and that Dr Fuentes is the best implant surgeon in the region. Highly impressed and highly recommend. Thank you for your service to me.
- Joe B
Patient Review By Kathy D
Dr. Fuentes took out my son's wisdom teeth and put 2 implants in for me and we had a great experience. Flawless surgery for both of us. We found Dr. Fuentes to be compassionate and confident with a great sense of humor. We did so much laughing at our appointments. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such great care of us.
- Kathy D
Patient Review By Janet D
Love my new 2 front implants, cannot believe my birthday wish came true. At the young age of 80, I received my 2 front teeth. Thank you Dr. Thompson for my wish.
- Janet D
Patient Review By Kristen J
I have had several teeth taken out and implants put in by Dr Fuentes. Some of them he put in about 15 years ago and the are all still as beautiful as the day I got them. He is meticulous in his work and is absolutely painless. I appreciate all of the care and compassion he has shown me through the years.
- Kristen J