Dental Implants in Houston, TX

Dental Implants in Houston, TX

If you have missing teeth, but dentures aren’t the dental solution for you, consider dental implants. These are metal posts that our dentist in 77057 surgically positions into the jawbone and covered with replacement teeth (usually crowns). The resulting restoration functions almost identically to natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have several advantages over other solutions such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.

  • Dental implants do not slip during use, as dentures and bridges might, making talking and eating easier and more comfortable.
  • Because they are more stable, dental implants allow you to enjoy all the foods you love without restriction.
  • They do not depend on natural teeth, as bridges and crowns do. This preserves the integrity of the natural teeth.
  • The procedure can replace one or all teeth; the longer the range of missing teeth is, the fewer implants will be needed.

Dental Implant Procedure

Getting implants placed takes several months. Healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implants are required before beginning the process, so your dentist near 77057 will check these before beginning.

To place an implant, an incision is made into the gum line, over the site of the missing tooth (or teeth). The dentist prepares the bone using various types of tools. The implant is screwed into place, and the gum tissue is stitched closed over it. The entire site then requires time to heal – approximately four months – during which period the implant will fuse into the jawbone. Once successfully fused, an artificial tooth/teeth will be attached to it.

To find out where this procedure is the best one for you, schedule an appointment with your dentistry in 77057 at Dental Art in Houston, TX today.