Find Dental Implants in Houston
It is not rare for adults to lose a permanent tooth. This can lead to difficulties with eating, self-confidence, and jaw pain. We at The Dentists at Houston Westchase are prepared to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions before gently guiding you through the dental implant process, a method we believe to be extremely effective when replacing missing teeth and restoring smiles. Our dentists’ extensive training gives our team an unsurpassed level of expertise and ensures optimal results for you or your family.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is made up of three parts. The implant itself is a small titanium screw that is placed in your jaw. An abutment, or connector, holds the implant to the crown. The crown is the part of the dental implant that you can see above the gum line.
Dental implants have revolutionized the way we treat missing teeth. Anchoring artificial teeth in the jaw makes them as strong as your natural teeth, which allows you to eat anything you want without worrying about your teeth slipping when you talk, eat, and laugh. If you’re looking for dental implants in Houston, we can truly help change your life!
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
Very few people are not good candidates for dental implants. In fact, an estimated 125 million Americans are missing a tooth, and if you are one of them, a dental implant may be an ideal tooth replacement.
You’re an excellent candidate for a dental implant if you:
- Are missing one or more teeth.
- Have healthy gums.
- Have enough bone to support and anchor the implant.
- Want to prevent further bone loss.
Top 5 Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Can last a lifetime
- Look and feel natural
- Eliminate dietary restrictions
- Don’t slip or fall out
- Protect the jawbone from deterioration
Dental Implants FAQ
Will I need to have bone grafting?
On average, patients that have had a missing tooth for a month or more will require a bone graft prior to dental implant surgery. A consultation with Drs. McRay or Robbins, who specialize in implantology, will reveal the particulars of your specific case. We understand each patient is unique, and we tailor a treatment plan accordingly.
How long does it take to get a dental implant?
The entire process of getting a dental implant can take up to 18 months, depending on the surgical site, your need for bone grafting, and the complexities of your case.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are made of titanium, so they are able to permanently bond with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This fusion is so effective that it allows dental implants to function like natural teeth in all chewing, biting, and dietary capacities.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
During the surgery, you will be properly anesthetized at all times, so you won’t feel a thing. And after surgery, you’ll be relieved to know that most of our patients experience very little pain. We will help you manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications. We would be happy to discuss any necessary prescriptions during your visit.
What are dental implants made of?
Dental implants are made of titanium. An implant is comprised of three parts: the implant itself (a titanium screw that is placed in the jawbone), the abutment (a connector between the implant and crown) and the crown (the part that is visible and looks like a tooth). Drs. McRay and Robbins partner with renowned oral surgeons at implant centers in and around the Houston area who place the implant and the abutment before we skillfully complete the entire process with the final crown.
How long do dental implants last?
Studies have shown that properly placed and well-cared-for dental implants can last for a long time. Our cutting edge technology and extensive experience enable us to give you the very best shot at keeping yours for life!
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Jaw Deterioration: The Price of Going Without Implants
Without the regular stimulation of chewing, biting and speaking provided by teeth, the jawbone deteriorates. In the first year alone, after the loss of a tooth, a patient may lose 25% of his or her supporting jawbone structure. There is only one way to stop the recession: with dental implants. Because the titanium screw fuses with the bone, it provides the stimulation that is needed over time to maintain jawbone mass.
Cost of Dental Implants in Houston, TX
Drs. McRay and Robbins know that when deciding between dental implants and alternative tooth replacement methods, there’s a lot to think about. The cost of dental implants depends on the details of each individual patient’s case. That’s why the best way to get an accurate estimate of what your average cost will be is by calling us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to restoring your smile.
Call our friendly team today to learn more about dental implants! The Dentists at Houston Westchase Phone Number 832-830-8226
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Call our office at The Dentists at Houston Westchase Phone Number 832-830-8226 with any questions or to schedule your consultation