Do you suffer from one or more missing teeth? Missing out on all the great holiday foods? At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, we are proud to offer a variety of dental implant options for patients that are interested in permanently restoring not only the appearance of their smile but also its function.
For patients with missing teeth, eating certain foods can be extremely challenging and even at times, painful. Dentures is one teeth replacement option that can be used to restore some functionality. However, even with dentures, there are quite a few foods that are still on the “do-not-eat” list.
About Our Houston Dental Implants
In recent years, dental implants have become one of the most popular options for replacing missing teeth. The reason? They are the closest we can get to a brand new set of natural teeth.
A dental implant is comprised of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the prosthetic crown. The implant itself is a small post which serves as an artificial tooth root and is attached to the jawbone. The abutment is used to attach the prosthetic crown to the implant once it is healed. The prosthetic crown is the visible “tooth” and is designed to look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.
Dental implants have the ability to replace one or more teeth at a time, depending on your preference and your ultimate dental goals. For those looking to replace multiple or all of their teeth, dental implants can be used to secure a dental bridge, a partial or even a denture. Opting for implant-supported dental appliances will reduce the risk of them coming loose, remove the need for adhesives and allow the patient to enjoy the foods they once did before.