Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

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The dental implant procedure involves three main components: The implant—also called a post or artificial tooth root The abutment—a connector piece The prosthesis—artificial tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture/partial denture In today’s post, we talk about the crucial connecting component: the abutment. What Is An Abutment? The abutment is the connector piece between a tooth… Read more »

Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

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Let’s talk about what to expect during tooth implant surgery. We will divide it into three parts: before, during, and after. An implant procedure goes like this: Before the Procedure We start with X-rays, an exam, and a consultation. We’ll take numerous X-rays of your teeth and jaw. Images are taken from numerous angles. It’s… Read more »

Mini Implants May Be Right For You

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Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Lake Jackson area to improve smiles. Implants are popular because they provide a natural, lasting smile, allowing you to live and eat more freely. At Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod, we can help you decide… Read more »

How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures

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If you are one of the many Lake Jackson denture wearers, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth. At Distinctive Dental Services, we can help if you’re having issues with your dentures. The problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and inability to taste food… Read more »

Behind The Scenes: Dental Crown Fabrication

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This post from Distinctive Dental Services in Lake Jackson looks at the complex process required to fabricate a dental crown. Dental crowns can be constructed with metal, ceramic (porcelain), plastics, or varying combinations of these. We will describe the process used to create a porcelain crown, though the steps are similar to those used for… Read more »

How Long Will A Dental Crown in Lake Jackson Last?

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Lake Jackson endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A dental crown in Lake Jackson adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. It can also correct bite misalignments. A dental crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In… Read more »

Common Oral Health Reminders: Dentures

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  It is important that all dental damage that is present on your teeth and gums is treated as soon as possible. In addition, if you have any lost or missing teeth, they need to be replaced before further damage can occur to your mouth. One highly effective tooth placement prosthetic to consider is with… Read more »