Embarrassed by Missing Teeth? Consider Dental Implants!
Dental implants are a proven, permanent solution to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth!
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of three parts: a titanium post, an abutment, and a dental crown.
The titanium post is a device that must be surgically embedded into the gums and bone. The post serves as a surrogate for the tooth root that should be there. 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 secure in its place.
When the post site is completely healed, the abutment is added. This is a piece that is bonded to the post and will hold the permanent dental crown. On the day that the abutment is added to the post, a temporary dental crown will typically be placed on top.
During a final visit, Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez will place the permanent dental crown that has been custom-created just for the patient. This dental crown is bonded into place and looks just like the other teeth.
3 million people have already gotten dental implants
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry – is it time for you to join the 500,000 individuals this year who will benefit from this proven procedure?
Approximately 25 percent of adults 60 years of age and older have lost all their teeth1
Approximately 15 percent of people without any teeth get dentures2
Difficulty with pain, distress, and relaxation are associated with tooth loss and wearing dentures3.
Approximately 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth4
A Dental Implant Can Literally Change the Way You Feel!
There are many reasons to consider getting a dental implant in Houston, TX, from Dr. Rodriguez, including:
- You will no longer have a gap between teeth.
- You can treat your dental implant like any of your other teeth.
- Your dental implant will keep you from losing bone density at the site of your missing tooth.
- Your dental implant will have the appearance of a natural tooth.
- You can enjoy the confidence that comes with having a complete smile.
Solve the problem of missing teeth in Houston, TX. Call our office at (281) 488-1227 to talk about dental implants for you or someone in your family.
1 Source: CDC.gov
2 Source: International Dental Journal, 2003, 53, 327-334
3 Source: GoToAPro
4 Source: GoToAPro