Dental Implants Specialist

Kimberly C. Andersen, DDS

General Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

Dental implants have been traced all the way back to about 600 AD, and because of advancements in technology, they continue to be an in-demand restorative dental treatment. If you need a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, schedule an examination with the dental experts at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, located in The Woodlands, Texas. You can conveniently book your implant exam online or call the office directly to speak with a team member.

Dental Implants

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed into your jawbone, often made of a durable titanium material. As tissue and bone build-up around your implant, it becomes a long-lasting fixture to support a crown. Dental implants can help:

  • Prevent teeth shifting
  • Prevent bone and gum tissue loss
  • Maintain your normal bite and smile

Because dental implants won’t slip or shift out of place, you won’t have to worry about issues with speech, chewing, or swallowing, as you would with removable dentures.

How long does it take to heal from a dental implant procedure?

The dental team at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, uses the latest dental implant technologies and procedures to ensure your entire treatment process is as quick and efficient as possible.

The dental implant process can take several months since gum and bone tissues have to build up to stabilize the implant. You may also need a bone or tissue graft, which may add on to your overall healing time.

Usually, your dental implant is stable enough to support a crown within a few months. Once your implant has fused to your jawbone, the dentists at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, design a custom crown to match the color, shape, and texture of your natural teeth. 

From beginning to end, your entire dental implant can be completed in as little as two to six months. 

Do dental implants decay?

Dental implants and the attached crowns won’t decay. But good oral hygiene and routine cleanings and exams at the practice of Kimberly Andersen, DDS, are still very important. 

Even though the titanium post and the porcelain or ceramic crown don’t decay, surrounding tissues can break down if you don’t follow a comprehensive oral hygiene regimen. 

The dedicated dentists at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, teach you how to care for your dental implant, so it can last for decades. 

Before going another day with a missing tooth, see how you can benefit from a dental implant by booking an exam at the office of Kimberly Andersen, DDS. Schedule online or over the phone.