January 27, 2016
Hypodontia refers to a person who does not develop one to six teeth. Third molars, wisdom teeth, are the most common congenitally missing teeth, but even excluding these teeth, nearly 10% of people are effected by hypdontia. Other commonly missing teeth are maxillary (upper jaw) laterals, the teeth on either side of the front teeth, and mandibular (lower jaw) premolars, the teeth on either side of the canines. For patients who do not develop these teeth, ordinary activities like chewing and speaking present increased challenge. At Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer numerous tooth replacement and orthodontic options to restore smiles.
January 18, 2016
When it comes to tooth replacement, the options may seem overwhelming or confusing: crowns, crown and bridge, full dentures, partials, dental implants. The list could go on, but at our Houston, TX oral surgery practice, Drs. Thomas Weil and Steve Koo recommend dental implant tooth replacement for the most secure, durable, versatile tooth replacement available. Thanks to our knowledgeable team, more patients than ever are able to receive the dental implants Houston residents rely on. For Houston dental implants done right, call Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today.
January 14, 2016
For years, patients with decreased bone density following tooth loss have been unable to receive smile restoration with dental implants. Thanks to the skilled oral surgeons at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, more Houston residents than ever before can receive durable, long lasting tooth replacement. Drs. Thomas Weil and Steve Koo offer All-On-4 dentures that, as the name implies, support a full denture all on four dental implants. Call our Houston, TX dental practice to find out more today.
August 24, 2015
The oral surgeons at Piney Point strive to give you the best in oral surgery, and that means we work hard to stay on top of the latest in dental technology. We also like to keep you informed of everything we’re doing to keep your teeth strong and healthy. With that in mind, we’d like to tell you about a new, safer method we have of planning for and placing your dental implants. It’s called the Iluma Cone-Beam CT Scanner, but in simpler terms, it’s a safer, quicker way for us to see an accurate three-dimensional image of your critical anatomy.
July 15, 2015
How long have you had teeth missing? A month? A year? Five years? More time than you can remember? If this is you, then how would you like to replace those lost teeth in about one hour? At Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Steve Koo and Dr. Thomas Weil can do just that. With Teeth-In-An-Hour™, you can have fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that only takes about one hour. (more…)
June 22, 2015
Missing any teeth? It can be a huge problem for many patients. It isn’t just an appearance issue that these patients have to deal with, it’s functionality, too. Think about it: when you have missing teeth, you can’t perform many no-brainer functions. These functions include eating, speaking, biting, sneezing and more. In addition, open spaces in your mouth can invite bacteria and other diseases into your mouth.
Your teeth are very important and keeping them takes dedication and coming to our office in Houston, TX. Sometimes, there’s nothing anyone can do about missing teeth…until now. If you haven’t heard of dental implants, they’re the perfect resolution to missing teeth. They provide therapy for those that have missing teeth. They surely wonder what life would be like if they didn’t have to deal with any missing teeth. Luckily, dental implants provide the stability and functionality of natural teeth and look good, too!
May 16, 2015
D Modern dentistry has literally changed the face of dental patients all over the United States by providing a sure, secure and aesthetically excellent replacement for teeth lost to:
- gum disease
- congenital defect
Called the dental implant, this restoration is surgically placed right in the dental office by Houston Dental Implant Surgeons Steven L. Koo DDS and his associate, Thomas M.Weil DDS and boasts a success rate of 95 percent or more. (more…)
May 11, 2015
The recent development of highly sophisticated technology and instrumentation for preparing autologous Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) at the operative Point-of-Care has created a new therapeutic option for the surgeon and patient. The FDA does not restrict how a patient’s own cells can be used as long as they are prepared and re-implanted into the patient as part of a continuous surgical procedure. The stem cells used by the surgeons can be placed in existing bone grafts to produce predictable and extremely good quality bone in the areas of grafting. (more…)
April 21, 2015
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that there are 76.4 million baby boomers. Representing nearly one quarter of the U.S. population, these people born between 1946 and 1964 are accustomed to, shall we say, the finer things in life. And some of those finer things are their own teeth! So, if they should happen to need tooth replacement, then dentures simply will not suffice. They will expect a more lifelike alternative and fortunately there is one: dental implants. Dr. Steve Koo at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the oral surgeon Houston, TX, residents depend on to perform competent and professional dental implant surgery. (more…)
March 31, 2015
Generally speaking, having dental implant procedure is not an inexpensive undertaking. The cost, however, is well worth the lifelike and secure outcome. Even so, there can be a range of costs for Houston dental implants. Of course, you want to be sure that your money is well spent and you don’t need additional treatment after your dental implants are in place. For this reason, you would do well to select Oral Surgeon, Dr. Steve Koo at Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Houston, TX, turns to for professional and long-lasting results that make your investment worthwhile. (more…)