Houston Dental Implant Services
Thousands of Americans every year suffer from tooth decay, mouth injuries, and facial trauma, all of which lead to the loss of a tooth or several teeth. A missing tooth can have a negative effect on self-esteem and image, but it can also lead to other problematic factors. Regardless of how a tooth is lost, it should be replaced immediately to prevent future problems. Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers an alternative to cheap dentures and bridges, in the form of strong, long-lasting dental implants in Houston, TX.
Dental implants have rapidly become the most widely preferred restorative dentistry solution to missing teeth, allowing edentulous men and women to enjoy the innumerable benefits of a full smile and a strong bite. Because a dental implant replaces the entire root structure of a missing tooth, it effectively stimulates the bone in the jaw and prevents it from atrophying over time. This means that any remaining healthy teeth are less likely to be compromised.
Dental implants are an incredibly versatile tooth replacement option. They can be used to secure a single crown, a custom bridge, or dentures. The results are unparalleled chewing ability, clearer speech, improved comfort, and a smile that looks completely natural.
Missing Teeth Replacement
A missing tooth - or several teeth - can have a diminishing effect on your mouth. Your jawbone needs stimulation from tooth contacts to maintain its form, and with a lost tooth, the stimulation is no longer received, leading to bone tissue deterioration. Missing teeth also lead to the loss of facial form and difficulties eating and speaking. Dr. Thomas Weil and Dr. Steve Koo have the expertise and experience to correct these issues and painlessly place dental implants. Our dental implants are guaranteed to restore the function in your mouth and provide a natural, lovely look.
Understanding Dental Implants
Unlike traditional forms of teeth replacement, such as dentures and bridges, implants are permanent. In order for the replacement to achieve a perfectly fitted, permanent position among the rest of your teeth, our practitioners will surgically plant a biocompatible post in your jawbone. After a healing period, the bone will grow over the posts and accept them naturally. When healing is complete, our doctors will cement a sturdy, durable replacement tooth to the post. The dental bonding process will secure the replacement tooth in the mouth, giving back your ability to speak properly, chew your favorite meals with ease, and restoring your facial structure. The new tooth will last a lifetime, if cared for properly, and will become a natural-looking addition to the rest of your teeth. Learn more about dental implants.
Other Dental Implant Options
For those who are missing most, or all, of their teeth, we offer several options to fully restore function to the mouth, including:
- All-On-4 Dental Implants: These are fixed dentures, created for individuals who have experienced severe tooth loss. Four metal posts are fixed to the jawbone, and after a healing period, dentures are cemented in the mouth.
- Dental Implant Supported Dentures: The title explains it all. The procedure is similar to regular dental implants, except dentures are fixed to the posts, instead of a single replacement tooth.
- Teeth-in-an-Hour: Unlike other dental implant options, teeth-in-an-hour provides function and beauty in just one hour. After an initial appointment in which the doctor takes 3D images of your mouth and plans the procedure, we will perform this simple, painless treatment and insert the implants. Because the implants are planned ahead of time, we know exactly where to place the implants and restore your mouth to proper form. Although a short healing period is needed, your new teeth will work right away.
Contact Houston Oral Surgeon, Dr. Koo
A consultation with our Houston oral surgeons will help determine if the procedure is the right fit for you. We love helping patients restore their oral health, and we are always happy to see patients walk out of our offices with pristine, bright smiles. To receive our amazing dental implant service, contact our oral surgery office today at (713) 783-5560. We are proud to serve all patients who reside in Houston, TX, as well as Stafford, Bellaire, Lamar Terrace, Briargrove, Hedwig Village, and Katy.
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