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Pearland Oral Surgeon Explains Anterior Dental Implants

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Receiving dental implants is a very important dental procedure performed at our Pearland dental office. Our Pearland oral surgeon explains why the anterior dental implants are extremely delicate from an aesthetic perspective.

The anterior teeth are the most visible and must be done extremely well. These are the teeth that are shown when you smile, chew, or open your mouth for anything in particular. Having a great team, like the one at our Pearland dentist office, is pivotal.

“These implants are typically pre-planned,” Dr. Larreol Johnson, oral surgeon at Shadow Creek Ranch Dental Specialists, says. “Patients don’t want to walk around without teeth in the anterior or aesthetic zone.”

Reasons for Dental Implants

When dental implants are used, it is commonly because of injuries to teeth or poor dental hygiene, which causes tooth decay. Replacing these teeth with anterior dental implants are primarily for two reasons: aesthetics and functionality.

Anterior dental implants act as actual teeth and are just as strong and sturdy. This teeth replacement surgery ensures our dental patients are able to speak, chew, and smile normally, without feeling self-conscious.

How Are Anterior Dental Implants Created?

Before the teeth are removed and a dental implant is inserted, we produce 3-dimensional dental X-rays of the tooth, which provides a surgical guide fabrication. Once these steps are taken, the dental implant is placed inside the mouth by use of the surgical guide.

After this, our oral surgeon temporizes the dental implant area until the healing process concludes and then the general dentist would insert the general permanent crown. These steps are taken to ensure our patients always have an aesthetically pleasing smile even before receiving a permanent dental implant or dental crown.

Are you in need of a dental implant? Whether you need it in the anterior section or along the less visible molar section, our Pearland dentists are here to ensure the entire oral surgery procedure goes smoothly. Contact our office today at 281-741-5247 or fill out the online form.

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