What are dental implants?
Because they’re anchored to your jawbone much like a real tooth root, implants are strong, stable, and permanent. Once the implant fuses with your jawbone and the surrounding tissues have healed, it’s fitted with a custom-crafted dental restoration.
A single implant is capped with a porcelain crown, multiple implants are often finished with a bridge, and a full-arch replacement typically receives an implant overdenture.
How long does it take to complete the process?
After surgically placing the artificial tooth root in your jawbone, Dr. Zarghouni stitches your gum tissue closed to help protect the implant as it fuses with your bone. For most patients, the healing and fusion process takes three to six months to complete.
To learn more about how you can benefit from dental implants, call Prestigious Smiles Family Dentistry today, or schedule an appointment using the convenient online booking feature.
Arezo Zarghouni, DDS
General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Houston, TX