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.
January 1, 2016
While oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer a wide variety of services including preparation for dentures or braces, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder management, and other preparatory or preventive treatments, caring for patients following dental trauma is one of our primary purposes. During the additional training completed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the majority of dentists spend time completing residency in a hospital setting. This hospital training gives dentists the opportunity to familiarize themselves with traumatic facial injuries and their treatments. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are often referred to as the link between dentistry and medicine, and this idea is never more clear than it is when treating traumatic oral or maxillofacial injuries in conjunction with general dentists and physicians. The goal of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and most general dental practitioners and medical doctors, is to provide patients the highest quality treatment to restore natural look, feel, and function.
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!
February 1, 2015
“All-on-Four” is a revolutionary technique which was developed for the rehabilitation of total tooth loss patients with the placement of only four titanium implants in each jaw, through a minimally invasive procedure. The “All-on-Four” dental implants act as a foundation for a fixed prosthesis (denture). By tilting the two posterior implants at an angle, “All-on-Four” restorations allow patients with virtually no bone to have fixed teeth without the need for a bone graft. The result is a non-removable and natural looking dentition, often indistinguishable from natural teeth. In some cases, the “All-on-Four” technique can be incorporated to allow immediate functioning by combining both the surgery and the formation of a temporary prosthesis, allowing the patient to have “Teeth-in-a-Day”! Whether you need just one, or multiple dental implant restorations, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Koo and the highly qualified team of Piney Point OMS in Houston, TX team today.
June 4, 2013
If you’re missing teeth, it’s important to replace them and restore your smile. While dental implants are a great option to improve your smile, they aren’t right for anyone. If you’re suffering from bone loss, you may not be able to support dental implants. While often times your Houston, Bellaire, Briargrove, Bunker Hill Village, Galleria, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Lamar Terrace, Meyerland, or Stafford dentist may recommend bone grafting, this too may not be right for everyone.