Dental Implants in Houston, TX

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WHAT ARE DENTAL Implants?

Evolution Dentistry is pleased to provide dental implants to our patients in Houston, TX. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also serve as a fixed-restoration alternative to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dental implants comprise artificial roots and teeth that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone by a dentist or periodontist (a specialist of the gums and supporting bone). The teeth attached to implants are very natural-looking and are able to enhance or restore a patient’s smile. Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons To Get Dental Implants

There are multiple great reasons to get dental implants in Houston, TX at Evolution Dentistry to restore your smile. Here are the most common reasons why people choose dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Enhance chewing, speaking, and smiling
  • Restore facial features altered due to missing teeth
  • Prevent other teeth from shifting out of position
  • Improve and/or maintain bone health
  • Avoid the hassle of denture wear and maintenance
  • Achieve a more youthful appearance

CANDIDATES for Dental Implants

Dental implants are often the best option for replacing one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Patients who have healthy gums and enough jawbone density to support implants can be good candidates, but it's best to get an evaluation from Evolution Dentistry first. Patients with periodontal disease or diabetes or those who take certain medications or are undergoing radiation therapy may not be good candidates for dental implants. We can examine your teeth and overall health to determine if dental implants are an appropriate choice for your needs.

THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCESS

The process of getting implants will require a number of visits over several months. Digital dental x-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine the bone density, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants, the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take 1 – 2 months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient. You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

Dental implants FAQs

Are dental implants painful?

Evolution Dentistry understands that many people put off getting the dental procedures they need because they're concerned about pain. Rest assured that today's dental implants are virtually pain-free. Our patients report very little discomfort during their implant procedure. We also provide medications to help you manage any pain afterward.

Do implants require special care?

It's very important to keep your natural teeth and the area around the implant clean. The good news is you can brush and floss as normal once the implants have completely healed. You'll also want to be careful not to chew on or play with any non-dental materials (such as pens and pencils) to avoid damage or dislodging the implant.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants have a remarkable success rate and should stay in place for years as long as you continue to care for them properly. Patients in Houston, TX, should visit our clinic for regular checkups to ensure their implants are healthy and schedule an appointment if they notice any concerning issues. We are happy to provide valuable insights and tools when needed.

INNOVATIVE DENTAL SOLUTIONS

Dental implants have rapidly become the gold standard for tooth replacement, thanks to the natural, seamless results they produce. Our prosthodontists at Evolution Dentistry offer the latest techniques in implant dentistry. If you have a missing tooth or require tooth replacement, we encourage you to ask about dental implants and schedule a consultation to find out if you could be a candidate.

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