Thomas M. Weil, D.D.S
Steve L. Koo, D.D.S
Diplomats of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Tooth Replacement Options to Restore Smiles

July 2, 2013

tooth replacementIf you’re missing teeth and you live in the Houston, Bellaire, Briargrove, Bunker Hill Village, Galleria, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Lamar Terrace, Meyerland, or Stafford areas, you have lots of choices to restore your smile.

There are three options to replace missing teeth: dentures, fixed bridges and dental implants. Dentures do not provide a secure fit and can slip or cause difficulties while chewing. Bridges are affixed to adjoining healthy teeth and can place undue stress on them, and the restoration only lasts seven to fifteen years. Dental implants are the most secure and the most permanent solution, making them highly recommended in the Houston area.

For dental implants, your dentist or oral surgeon will start by inserting a titanium post into your jaw. Since titanium is a biocompatible material, over time your jawbone will fuse with the post, creating a firm base for your dental implant. Once this occurs, a carefully-crafted porcelain crown will be fitted on the post, and your smile is complete once again.

Since the restoration teeth are custom made, you’ll have a natural looking smile. Your dental implants will blend seamlessly into the rest of your smile, making them a great tooth replacement option for many patients. Since they’re attached to your jawbone, it’s a sturdy, secure choice to replace your missing teeth.

If you’re looking for teeth replacement solutions to improve and restore your smile, call your Houston, Bellaire, Briargrove, Bunker Hill Village, Galleria, Hunters Creek Village, Katy, Lamar Terrace, Meyerland, or Stafford area dentist or oral surgeon today. They can go over your options and help find the right tooth replacement option for your smile.

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