Dental Implants Houston, TX
If you want to live in peace with your teeth, being able to smile, laugh, talk and eat easily, dental implants are one of the best dental techniques to put your mind at ease.
At Frank Dunlap, DDS, we have you covered when it comes to the process of achieving a healthy smile with our Houston dental implants!
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are responsible for protecting teeth as well as fulfilling your aesthetic needs. These oral devices can feel like your own teeth because they are specially structured to integrate with the bone, becoming permanent in the process.
Once they are fixed in place, dental implants do not have the discomfort of removable dentures. The latter, especially sliding ones, can make basic tasks like chewing difficult, but since implants are permanent, they make the process easier and more natural.
Dental implants ensure the return of your smile while improving overall oral health. The implants are also quite long-lasting, and with good care, they can be used for decades.
With dentures that do not fit inside the mouth properly, at least one tooth or more can slip, causing a slurred speech. The permanence of dental implants lets you talk without having to worry about unusual lip slips.
The Steps Involved in Placing Dental Implants
Our professionals take your oral processes very seriously. The procedure of placing dental implants follows a customized treatment regimen that addresses your specific needs and is prepared by experts in restorative surgery.
The first step is to install a small titanium post into the bone socket of the tooth that is missing. With time, as the jawbone goes back to its original form, it grows around the metal post and anchors it securely in the jaw.
Dental implants take time to heal - a maximum of six to twelve weeks. With our treatment options and team approach, we will provide the best-coordinated care and peace of mind on the option that suits you best.
Holding Onto the New Tooth
Once the implantation is done on the jawbone, an abutment, commonly known as a connector post, is attached to hold the tooth securely together.
In order to make new teeth, our team first takes impressions and makes a prototype model of your teeth as well as their biting positions to evaluate their type, arrangement, and other technical details. The replacement tooth is called the crown, which eventually gets attached to the abutment.
A crown is not always recommended for a patient's mouth. Some people might have attachments fixed on the implant to support a removable denture.
Our professionals will also make sure that the dental replacement looks close to the same as your natural teeth, and for that, they will match the color of your replacement tooth to your real teeth. The implant is secured within the jawbone and therefore the replacement feels just like your own teeth.
Schedule a Houston Implant Appointment Today!
You can visit our experts at Frank Dunlap, DDS to receive detailed guidelines on how to look after your implants just like your natural teeth. The processes include regular brushing and flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.
Feel free to call us at (346) 576-4411 and book your consultation today!
Frank Dunlap, DDS
Dr. Frank Dunlap
11451 Katy Freeway, Suite 103
Houston, TX 77079