Tooth loss is a common problem for many Americans today. As people age, they become more prone to losing teeth to periodontitis or decay. Dental trauma that results in the loss of a tooth tends to be common across all age groups. Unfortunately, after the loss of one or more teeth, patients may feel self-conscious about their appearance, they have an increased risk of periodontitis and tooth decay and their dental health may suffer. This is why dental implants are so important.
Do you suffer from missing or damaged teeth that cannot be saved or have a poor prognosis? Would you like to restore the health and normal function of your teeth and mouth? At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, we offer dental implants for patients with missing teeth or teeth that need to be replaced once extracted. Not only do our dental implants improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile, but they can also improve speaking, eating and even fill out your face.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants look, feel, and work just like natural teeth. Furthermore, implants can last a lifetime when patients maintain them properly. The essence of implants is in the titanium posts that support them. These posts are inserted surgically into the jawbone, where they heal over a period of several months until they have fully integrated with the bone tissue. After this period, an abutment will be attached to the implant so that the restoration process can be completed. For patients whose jaw bone density is insufficient at first, your Houston dentist may recommend bone grafting before the dental implant procedure to increase the bone mass before implant surgery.
Types of Dental Implants
At Antoine Dental Center we are proud to offer multiple dental implant options depending on eligibility and goals. These options include:
Mini implants, which do not require as much bone mass as standard implants, are more affordable and significantly reduce recovery time.
All-On-4 and All-On-6 implants offer a full set of dentures fixed in place with just four and six implants, respectively.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer a look that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth and can provide you with years of service. They are comfortable, easy to use and easy to clean. Most of our patients also enjoy improved dental health after their implants have been placed. The implants help protect the jawbone and maintain proper tooth spacing, which eliminates the shifting and tilting that so often occurs after a tooth has been lost.
You may benefit from dental implants if you have good dental health, good general health and are interested in a permanent solution to your tooth loss. If you are missing one or more teeth, we can help. Contact our local Houston dental office at 713-497-1499 today! Our expert in dental implants in Houston will work with you to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.