The Tech Behind Placing Dental Implants

Dental implants have been a game-changer for many people. First of all, implants allow the placement of secure, permanent replacement teeth. The stimulation from implant posts directly and positively affects the composition of the jawbone. When an implant is in place, jawbone cells continue to call for nutrients and minerals to stay strong, thus helping to hold natural teeth in place. An experienced implant dentist and sophisticated implant technology gives you a smile that is attractive, functional and comfortable every day.

Placing an Implant With Precision

If your dentist has determined you are a good candidate for one or more teeth implants, caeful measurements will be made of your mouth, jaw and remaining teeth. Using dental implant technology such as 3-D imaging, you dentist can make a detailed and customized plan. The titanium posts will be the exact size and length to fit your jaw. The pontics (replacement teeth) will beautifully match your natural teeth in size, shape, color and reflective quality.

How Many Implants Are Needed?

Implants can be used to hold a single tooth, or multiple implants can support an implant bridge or full implant dentures. Technology allows your dentist to appraise the jaw and determine implant numbers and placement. After healing, you will have a secure smile that is comfortable and will last for many years or permanently.

Caring For Teeth Implants

Your dentist will give you care instructions for the time immediately following surgery and  while the bone is fusing to the implant posts during initial. Once your implant teeth are in fully in place, you can care for them just as you care for your regular teeth. If you have questions about brushing techniques or flossing your implants, please call our office or ask at any appointment.

We Use Technology Every Step of The Way

Properly placed dental implants can rejuvenate you smile. Dr. Colin Lathrop and the Lathrop Dental Center proudly welcome patients and families from in and around Katy, TX, including Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, and all surrounding communities. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can reach our implant dentistry office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.


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