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 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
Patient Review By Steve R
I have had multiple procedures done here. As always,Made me feel very comfortable. The office is extremely clean and makes you feel very safe during this time of COVID. I told Dr F that I feel safer in his office than anywhere I have been. As always, the procedures were painless and he made me laugh. Always recommend Dr F to everyone I know.
- Steve R
Patient Review By Elizabeth B
Start to finish best dental experience I have ever had. Genuine doctor who cares about you as a human. I would give 10 stars if I could!
- Elizabeth B
Patient Review By Tom D
I have had several teeth pulled and several implants put in. I have not had one instance of pain or discomfort. The shots he give are amazing and the work is superb. Tom
- Tom D
Patient Review By Susan P
Thank you for y'alls wonderful care with a big chicken like me. My family dentist was absolutely right when he told me y'all were the best in the world and that he would only let Dr.F do surgery on him or his family. Thank you.
- Susan P