Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental Implants
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.

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, our talented surgical team is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of eight weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the Tooth Extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental Implants are a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Our surgeons perform the initial tooth extractions, dental implant placement and Bone Grafting if necessary. Afterwards your dentist will take an impression and make the crown for the implant. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

After the Procedure

Like any surgery, you might experience some discomfort associated with your dental implants surgery, whether you have dental implant surgery in one stage or multiple stages, such as:

  • Gum or facial swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain at the implant site
  • Mild bleeding

In most cases, you will need some pain medications or antibiotics after your dental implant surgery. However, if the swelling or any other related problems continue, please contact us immediately.

You may need to stick to a soft-food diet while the surgical site is healing after each stage of your surgery. Your oral surgeon will use self-dissolving stitches. However if the stitches don’t dissolve on their own, your doctor will remove them for you.


Most dental implant surgeries are usually successful. However, some outside factors may contribute to the failure of your implants such as smoking for example.

If the bone fails to fuse to the implant, the implant will be removed and the bone will be cleaned up and you can try the process again after three months.

You can help your dental work and remaining natural teeth to last longer if you:

  • Practice good oral hygiene. Similar to your natural teeth, your implants and artificial teeth need to be cleaned as well. Proper brushes can help keep the nooks and crannies around your teeth, gum, and metal posts clean.
  • Visit your dentist on regular basis. Schedule regular dental checkups to check the health of your implants and follow the advice for professional dental cleanings.
  • Avoid bad habits. It is highly advisable not to chew hard items, such as ice and hard candy, which can break your crowns.

Why Choose Spring Oral Surgery for Your Dental Implants in Spring, TX?

We provide the highest level of care when it comes to dental implants in Spring as we are one of the premier practices specializing in dental implants in Spring, Texas. We have over 30+ years of collective experience and have done over 80,000 surgeries. That’s why we’re super confident in our dental care services and confident that we will exceed your expectations.

From the moment you walk into our practice, we treat you as part of our family and we care enough about your treatment to make sure that you’re comfortable enough before, during, and after your dental implant procedure.

Our specialized staff of oral surgeons will ensure that your dental implant process in our spring office will be easy and painless.

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