Dental Implants Specialist

Dana R. Boehm, DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Spring, TX

Dental implants, which entirely replace a missing tooth from root to crown, help keep your teeth in their natural alignment and preserve bone and gum tissues. If you live near the Klein and Champion neighborhoods of Spring, Texas, you can undergo modern dental implant treatments at the practice of Dana R. Boehm DDS. Whether you’re already missing a tooth or need to have a tooth pulled, schedule an implant evaluation online today. You can also call to speak with a team member to book an appointment for your dental implant.

Dental Implants Q & A

Why do I need a dental implant?

A dental implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth since both your root and crown are replaced. You may need a dental implant to replace a tooth for any of the following reasons:

  • Failed root canal
  • Ongoing tooth pain or sensitivity  
  • Severe tooth fracture or trauma

Getting a dental implant is crucial if you need a tooth pulled or previously lost a tooth. It gives bone and gum tissue something to do, so they can continue to grow and thrive, rather than break down. 

Dental implants even prevent shifting, which can happen after an extraction. This way, you can retain your normal bite and smile. 

What is the process of getting a dental implant?

The practice of Dana R. Boehm DDS uses up-to-date tools and technology to perform dental implant procedures. On the day of your implant surgery, Dr. Boehm places a titanium screw into your jawbone. This serves as your new tooth root.

It takes several months for bone and gum tissue to build up around the dental implant. Once you’ve healed, you come back into the office to have your abutment and crown attached. Because Dr. Boehm can create custom crowns on-site to fit your implant, you can expect fewer visits during your dental implant treatment plan.  

It’s important to know that if you don’t have adequate bone, Dr. Boehm might need to perform a bone grafting procedure before getting started on your dental implant treatment plan. In this case, it can take a few months for your gums to heal adequately to be strong enough to support an implant. 

Are dental implants permanent?

Yes! Dental implants become permanent fixtures in your mouth. But gum and bone tissue can break down over time if you don’t follow good oral health practices. 

Not only is it critical to come into the office of Dana R. Boehm DDS for teeth cleanings and exams every six months, but it’s also important to brush and floss daily. Your dedicated dental hygienist counsels you about oral hygiene steps you can take to help your dental implant lasts a lifetime.

Book your dental implant exam at the office of Dana R. Boehm DDS today. Click on the online booking feature or call the clinic directly.