DENTAL IMPLANT BASICS
Do you need an Implant
Similar to bridges, dental implants are often used to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. However, implants are more involved than their counterparts. A periodontist will insert a metal support into your jaw, which heals over the course of a few months. Once the bone and surrounding tissue have fully recovered, a replacement tooth is attached to the support.
Implants are beneficial for a number of reasons. Typically stronger than natural teeth, these new teeth can last for a decade or two if cared for properly. Compared to bridges, implants do not require the support of neighboring teeth. They also preserve the natural structure of your tooth and overall smile.
If you are in need of a dental implant or would like to get a consultation on what options would be best for you. Please give our conveniently located Houston office a call at 713-722-8400 or use the form to the right to request an appointment today!