If you’re missing teeth, dental implants provide you with the most effective tooth replacement solution. They are the only option that replaces your missing root along with your missing tooth. This not only provides a permanent, long-lasting restoration, but you will also experience a variety of benefits that come along with replacing the root:
- Stimulates bone growth in your jaw, which will prevent future tooth loss
- Restores full chewing function, allowing you to eat whatever you’d like
- Eliminates the need to alter the structure of adjacent teeth, which improves your long-term oral health
- Easier to clean between teeth, improving oral hygiene
While these benefits make dental implants Dr. Khavari’s first choice for all patients who are suitable candidates, it’s important to understand that the procedure is quite lengthy and involved. The titanium dental implant must be surgically inserted into your jaw, and there is a 3-6 month healing period before the abutment and prosthetic tooth are attached.
Sedation Dentistry Provides a More Comfortable Experience
Dental implant placement is a major oral surgery procedure. As with all surgical procedures or extensive dental treatments, it’s common to experience anxiety beforehand. Dr. Khavari understands how this anxiety may impact her patients, and she is committed to providing you with the most comfortable experience throughout the implant placement process.
If you are hesitant to move forward with the dental implant procedure due dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can help make the experience much more comfortable and pleasant. When you undergo sedation dentistry, a sedative agent will be administered prior to your procedure. You will be placed in a relaxed, semi-conscious state while the dental implant is being placed.
While she offers several sedation dentistry options, Dr. Khavari typically recommends oral conscious sedation for dental implant patients. This involves taking a sedative pill prior to your procedure. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll remain awake throughout the implant placement process and be able to interact with Dr. Khavari. However, you typically won’t have any recollection of the procedure once it’s complete. Instead, you’ll simply feel relaxed and refreshed. Sedation dentistry ensures maximum comfort throughout the procedure.
Due to the lingering effects of the sedative agent, you should plan to have someone drive you home after the procedure is complete.
Contact our Pasadena, TX Dentist
If you need to replace missing teeth, please contact Love Brushing Dentistry using the form on this page or call 713-490-2088 today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Pasadena, Baytown, Channelview and throughout East Houston.