Dental Implants and Dental Technology at Houston Dental Esthetics
Dental implants have drastically changed the landscape of cosmetic dentistry. This dental science breakthrough has enabled patients to restore their smiles and replace teeth without having to rely solely on dentures and dental bridges. These oral implants are permanent and extremely durable, and are continually being used by patients who are missing teeth.
A missing tooth can be a point of contention for many patients, especially if the area where the tooth is missing is extremely noticeable, like somewhere in the front of the smile. Many patients would rather have a tooth replacement that looks and feels like a real tooth and isn’t removable. They want a tooth replacement that they can treat like a normal tooth.
Dental implants provide this opportunity.
WHY DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE PERMANENT TOOTH REPLACEMENTS
The implanted portion of this tooth replacement is made of titanium, which is biocompatible, meaning the body won’t reject it. This titanium screw is placed into the jaw bone. The jaw bone accepts that titanium as part of the human body, grows around it, and holds it in place. This is why the dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement.
A dental implant typically lasts the lifetime of the patient. This permanent replacement, however, should be treated like a real tooth. Although it is incapable of developing a cavity, it needs to be brushed and flossed like every other tooth. This keeps the gums around the tooth healthy.
The top of the dental implant is a dental crown, which is made of porcelain or ceramic. Our cosmetic dentists make certain the dental crown matches the other teeth. Using the VITA Shade Compact assists in making certain the teeth match and that you have a beautiful and complete smile.
SCHEDULE YOUR DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE TODAY
Our cosmetic dentists are here to complete your smile so that you can be confident anywhere and around anyone. Contact our dental office in the Energy Corridor, in between downtown Houston and Katy, and schedule your appointment today. Our dental staff looks forward to helping you achieve your most beautiful and healthy smile.