Up until a couple of decades ago, tooth loss meant a compromised quality of life that involved inconvenient tooth-replacement options that never seemed to fit right, didn’t match your smile, and looked very generic.
Dentists, however, are a tenacious bunch and ultimately developed the modern dental implant as a long-term tooth replacement option that gives patients confidence and unsurpassed esthetics.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant mimics your natural tooth in both structure and appearance. Designed using biocompatible titanium, they actually integrate with your natural bone to provide added stability for your dental crown.
Implants consist of three parts: the implant screw, abutment, and custom crown. The implant is the post that replaces your tooth’s root and integrates with your bone. It can help prevent bone loss that often occurs with tooth loss.
The implant abutment attaches to your dental implant and provides a base for your dental crown. Each abutment is chosen specifically to fit your implant and crown perfectly, so you never have to worry about your implant rocking.
Your custom crown is a unique creation designed just for you. We match it to the color, size, and shape of your tooth so that it matches your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have numerous health, lifestyle, and cosmetic benefits. In addition to preventing the bone loss mentioned above, dental implants keep your natural teeth from drifting toward the gap in your smile. This helps to maintain the comfort and function of your bite.
Because dental implants provide stability, you do not need to restrict your diet in any way. You can eat the healthy foods you love, including crunchy fruits and vegetables. A balanced, nutritious diet is essential to overall wellness!
Esthetically, dental implants provide exceptional results. Even when you smile, no one will notice you have a dental implant because each crown is a small work of art designed just for you.
You can care for your dental implants in the same way you care for your natural teeth.
If you have dentures, partial dentures, or a dental bridge, we can use dental implants to give you added stability. Dental implants can allow you to have a bridge with additional support and also keep your dentures from moving when you eat or speak.
If you have dentures that move, you are probably limited in your diet and in how freely you laugh and smile. Dental implants provide a solution!
Contact Us to Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
We welcome you to one of our three locations in Houston, Cypress, or Bellville to discuss how dental implants can provide you with the freedom to enjoy eating and living an active, confident lifestyle once again. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We look forward to finding a solution that restores the health and beauty of your smile.