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Who makes a good candidate for dental implants?

Who makes a good candidate for dental implants?

There are a few things that affect dental implants. These include uncontrolled diabetes, radiation from head of neck cancer and lupus.  Also medications such as bisphosphonates  which is a medication that people who suffer from osteoporosis or osteopenia take. The most common thing we hear is that patients do not have enough bone. If you have been missing your teeth for a long time there might be deficiency but an experienced implantalogist can usually overcome that. If you smoke, it might put you at higher risk but you can still get implants.

Who makes a good candidate for dental implants? Houston Texas Dentist explains.

Are dental implants painful?

Are dental implants painful?

Most patients experience very little if any pain. At Brueggen Dental we use conscious sedation. Most patients might have a blurry recollection of the procedure or don’t remember it at all. Placing implants or having them placed is simple and quick. Almost everyone can return to work or play the following day. The average patient may take a couple of Ibuprofen.

 

Are dental implants painful? Houston Texas Dentist explains.

My Experience Getting My New Teeth at Houston’s Brueggen Dental Implant Center, PART 3

Patient Kathleen Richards (44) of Houston Texas speaks to us about her smile makeover experience at the Brueggen Dental Implant Center.
My mother had arrived and she held my hand and said, “It’s all over!” Dr. Brueggen walked in a few moments later and spoke to me about the procedure. He said that they had to clear up a bit of infection, but otherwise, the procedure was very straightforward and there were no complications at all: that it had all gone off brilliantly and he couldn’t be happier. As soon as I felt strong enough to walk, my mom took me home and after fixing me a light supper I fell fast asleep…

Three Months Later…

Looking back at myself a mere three months ago, I cannot believe who I used to be. The Brueggen Dental Implant Center will tell you that they give patients new smiles, but what they should be saying is that they give patients a completely new lease on life too!

I spent two days at home in recovery, staring at my new teeth in the mirror, examining them closely. I couldn’t believe how similar they looked to the rest of my natural teeth. Pain and discomfort were hardly a factor, although I think I was just too excited to really notice or care! As soon as I could, I returned to work with my made-over smile.

In the weeks and months to follow, I gained confidence day-by-day. I began speaking out at work and I started spending time with friends again. Everyday, I dedicated time and effort to brushing and flossing my teeth. I even bought an anti-bacterial mouthwash to keep in the drawer of my desk at work. I refuse to dabble in bad oral hygiene again!

My concern for my new teeth spilled over into my diet and lifestyle…

I cut out sugar almost entirely and became far more health conscious. I started walking instead of catching the bus and I took the stairs instead of the elevator. In only two months, I shed 8 pounds. Now, at the third post-surgical month, I’ve lost 10! Only last week, I went for a different hairstyle and shopped for a new wardrobe to complement my new figure.

My friends are astounded at the difference having new teeth placed has made… they’ve also thankfully forgiven me for being such a “Negative Nelly!” I can’t thank Dr. Wayne Brueggen or the staff at the Brueggen Dental Implant Center enough. Each and every one of you changed my life for the better. I’m happier, far more confident and have even started dating again!

“The Brueggen Dental Implant Center will tell you that they give patients new smiles, but what they should be saying is that they give patients a completely new lease on life too!”

My Experience Getting New Teeth at Houston’s Brueggen Dental Implant Center, PART 2

Patient Kathleen Richards (44) of Houston Texas speaks to us about her smile makeover experience at the Brueggen Dental Implant Center.

Finally, one morning, after a nightmare about losing ALL of my teeth – having them crumbling in my mouth and spitting out the fragments – I picked up the phone and called the Brueggen Dental Implant Center. The staff member who answered was friendly and efficient and answered all my questions crisply, but patiently. I was lucky enough to catch an opening with the doctor the following day, so drove up to Houston to meet with my fate…

The one thing I wasn’t expecting was the Brueggen Dental Implant Center to be so big and impressive! I was just expecting a regular dentist’s office! But the Center was huge and clearly at the very cutting-edge of the industry. I walked in clutching my bag, feeling increasingly nervous about what I was getting myself into. The lady at the front desk – probably the same one I spoke to on the phone – was exceptionally friendly and polite. She told me to take a seat.

“I only waited a minute before Dr. Brueggen came out to meet me personally…

He’s such a kind and compassionate doctor that I immediately felt at ease. He listened to my story and asked me a few questions about my health and lifestyle, but not ONCE did he judge me for my past transgressions. He didn’t need to, I suppose. I had been getting angrier and angrier with myself for not spending the few minutes a day it took just to give my teeth the proper care they deserved. And now I was paying the ultimate price.

Dr. Brueggen then took a close look at my teeth. It was the first time ANYONE had had such an intimate look at the root of all my low self-esteem. But, Dr. Brueggen didn’t so much as flinch or frown; he just chatted to me as if he was doing something as ordinary as tying his shoelaces or polishing the hood of his car! He told me that he’d treated all sorts of patients, from those who had lost teeth in car accidents to the elderly who had lost ALL of their teeth to advanced gum disease. So, he said my case was a “walk in the park” which made my heart soar! Perhaps this wouldn’t be so bad after all!

After an X-ray and some final preparations, Dr. Brueggen booked me an appointment to get my new teeth placed. I was starting to get very excited about all of this!

“The day of my surgery arrived and I was nervous and excited at the same time…”

On the one hand, I had steel butterflies tearing up my stomach over the prospect of sedation, needles and pain… but on the other hand, I was SO ready to get new teeth! The last thing I remember from the morning was Dr. Brueggen looking into my face and saying, “Enjoy your holiday!”

It was a few hours later – or so the clock said – that I remember emerging from sedation. I felt woozy and disorientated, but absolutely pain-free and not anxious at all. My mother had arrived and she held my hand and said, “It’s all over!” Dr. Brueggen walked in a few moments later and spoke to me about the procedure. He said that they had to clear up a bit of infection, but otherwise, the procedure was very straightforward and there were no complications at all: that it had all gone off brilliantly and he couldn’t be happier.

As soon as I felt strong enough to walk, my mom took me home and after fixing me a light supper I fell fast asleep…

Stay Tuned for the Third Installment of Kathleen’s Smile Makeover Experience at the Brueggen Dental Implant Center!