Did you know that the average American will have lost 12 of their permanent teeth by the time they are 50 years old? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental health is in decline for older patients because of sugary diets, years of poor oral hygiene, and the general wear and tear caused by age.
At Afroz Burges DDS, PA, in Pearland, TX, we want to help our patients who have lost their permanent teeth through the power of restorative dentistry. While dentures and bridges have long been staples of dental work, they are not as permanent or effective as the installation of dental implants.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth installed directly through the gums and into the jawbone. The root is made of titanium, while the crown is composed of tooth-colored composite resin or even porcelain. The implant strengthens the jawbone through regular pressure and use, but it also functions like a regular tooth. It can be installed anywhere a tooth is missing, and it is customized to suit your mouth and needs.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is someone who is not currently suffering from an oral health problem like periodontal disease, severe tooth decay or infection, or a thinning jawbone. The implant needs someone to have healthy gums and enough space in the jaw for the root to fit comfortably without causing cracking or pain.
If you meet these conditions, the process of receiving a dental implant can begin at your initial appointment.
However, at Afroz Burges DDS, PA, we want all of our patients in Pearland, TX to receive the restorative dentistry they need to be happy, healthy, and obtain optimal oral wellness. To this end, we can help our patients prepare to receive a dental implant. If you are currently suffering from any of the conditions listed above, our dentist will create a custom plan for you to help you recover and become ready to receive one or multiple implants.
For more information, schedule an appointment and consultation with our office today.