It doesn’t matter how many teeth you’ve lost — you can still have a beautiful smile with dental implants!
Are you one of the many adults living in the Clear Lake area who have missing teeth? Missing teeth are a common problem. Approximately 178 million people in the United States have at least one missing tooth. Seven out of 10 adults between the ages of 35 – 44 will experience the loss of at least one tooth to tooth decay, accident or gum disease. By age 74, one out of every four adults will have lost all their permanent teeth.
Bridges and dentures offer only a temporary fix. They need to be replaced every 7 – 15 years. However, dental implants provide a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth!
If you’re looking to replace a missing tooth, or teeth, give Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez DDS of Premier Dental a call. A leading Clear Lake dental implants specialist, Dr. Rodriguez has successfully performed hundreds of procedures on patients in Webster, Friendswood, Seabrook, Texas City, Dickinson and other South Harris County communities. His patients are always amazed at how natural their implants look, feel, and function.
Are you a candidate for dental implants? Contact Premier Dental and schedule your exam today!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implantation is a technique used to replace a missing tooth. It starts with the implantation and fusion of a titanium post into the jaw bone. This post serves as the root for the new tooth. Titanium is the perfect root material; not only is titanium stronger and lighter than steel, it’s also non-toxic and resistant to rust and other corrosion.
Local anesthesia is applied to reduce pain and discomfort during the procedure. After the site heals, the post will continue to massage the bone, decreasing the chances of any bone loss. It usually takes several months for the post to be accepted by the body and secured in its place.
The post has a grooved head to which the abutment is then connected. The abutment holds the crown, or artificial tooth, to the root.
During a final visit, Dr. Rodriguez will place the permanent dental crown (which has been custom-made to look like the patient’s other teeth) to the abutment. This dental crown is positioned for a natural look before being bonded into place. Implant crowns are usually composed of zirconium or porcelain for durability and appearance.
Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth (All-On-4).
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are lots of benefits to getting dental implants:
- Implants look and feel like natural teeth.
- No special care is required. Brush and floss just like your other teeth.
- Implants preserve the bone density of the jaw bone.
- Implants don’t affect neighboring teeth.
- Fewer dietary restrictions.
- None of the discomfort or looseness you may experience with dentures.
- Closes gaps between teeth.
Get Your Best Smile with Premiere Dental
Our Webster dental implant clinic provides the latest procedures, including:
- Ridge Augmentation
- Sinus / Vertical Lifts
- Bone Grafts
- Implant Supported Bridges
- Implant Supported crowns
- Implant Supported Dentures
- Mini Dental Implants
- New Teeth In A Day
You don’t have to put up with missing teeth any longer. Regain the confidence that comes with having a complete smile. Call Clear Lake dentistry Premier Dental at (281) 488-1227 to learn how dental implants can restore your smile. Worried about the cost? We provide a number of flexible payment plans designed to fit any budget.