implants-top-banner-01-05-17Well, to answer that question, the first question we need to answer is “what are dental implants?” Luckily for you, today’s blog contains the answer and you, friends and neighbors, are in for quite a treat. Keep reading to learn all about what a tooth implant is and what it means for you.

Dental Implants 101

To put it simply, a dental implant consists of three different parts—the implant, the abutment, and the crown. Let’s break it down a little bit.

The implant is literally a dental screw that’s placed into the jaw bone for stability. Think of it as a building block for everything else that needs to happen to make what was once a gap in your teeth into a shiny new tooth.

The crown is the part that looks like a tooth. Done right, it’s completely indistinguishable from a real tooth. It sits on top of the implant via the abutment. One thing to note is that cosmetic dentistry can be a tricky thing—many dentists are only able to take care of half of the problem for you while a specialist will take care of the other half.

In our case, dental implants can all be done in one place because Dr. Seo gained plenty of dental surgery experience during his residency. In other words, Morton Ranch Dental Clinic is your one stop shop for all of your dental implant needs. Trust us when we say that it’s much easier to tackle a dental implant this way than it is to deal with the alternative.

implants-side-page-content-image-01-05-17Dental Implants and You

Now here’s good news for anyone who thinks they may have a dental implant in their future—our slogan (“Our dentistry is minimally invasive; our technique—progressive”) also applies to the dental implant procedure! That means that we’ll go above and beyond not to cause you excess pain. We know that for many people, a trip to the dental office isn’t one that is at the top of the priority list.

If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, take a look at this page for more information. Thankfully, we take your comfort very seriously. That’s why we offer private rooms with blankets on each chair.

We know that the prospect of getting a dental implant can be cause for a bit of nervousness and that for many, it can be downright scary. Even the toughest manly man out there doesn’t want another person to drill into his jaw, but at Morton Ranch Dental in Katy, TX, we can offer laughing gas for every appointment (for an additional fee) because it will make the whole process a heck of a lot easier if you’re having some anxiety over the prospect of dental surgery.

Additionally, we’ll be sure to explain to you everything you need to know about taking care of your mouth afterwards. Basically, everything that’s concerning you is our concern too, so you can let us help to lighten that load just a bit. After all, your dental health is our biggest concern and your wellbeing matters to us.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Regardless of what’s going on in your mouth, we’re the dental clinic that you can trust to take care of the situation. If you have a toothache, something’s funky with your gums, or you just need a checkup, don’t hesitate to stop in and see us. We promise that we won’t make you feel bad, no matter what’s going on. After all, mouths are weird and that’s okay! We just want to make sure yours is a little bit less weird. Schedule your appointment with us today!