Dental Implants

Perio Health Professionals

Board Certified Periodontists located in Houston, TX

Whether you were born without several teeth, or lost one or more teeth to injury, decay, disease, or infection, dental implants are a great solution if you don’t want the drawbacks of removable dentures or can’t wear them. The specialists at Perio Health Professionals in Houston will select from a variety of the leading dental implant brands to restore your smile and eliminate the issues associated with tooth loss. Call or reach out to us via e-mail to schedule an appointment to learn how a dental implant procedure can get you back to living your life without pain and embarrassment.

Dental Implants Q & A

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that work as artificial tooth roots. They are surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath your gumline. Following a healing period of between 3 to 6 months, Perio Health Professionals will release you to your general dentist to complete restoration of the dental implant they placed.

While dental implants don’t come loose the same way dentures do, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support them.

Endosteal implants

Endosteal implants are surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. The surrounding gum tissue heals, and then a second surgery connects the post to the implant. Once complete, artificial teeth are attached to each post either individually, or grouped on a bridge or denture.

 

How is dental implant surgery performed?

Dental implant surgery begins with one of the specialists at Perio Health Professionals surgically placing your implant into your jawbone. After this visit, you will need time to heal and allow your bone to grow around the dental implant to hold it in place. This generally takes a few months.

Drs. McGuire, Scheyer, and Lipton select from a variety of dental implant systems depending on each patient's individual needs.

Once healing is complete, the doctors at Perio Health Professionals will communicate with your dentist that it is time to begin the restorative phase of your treatment. Since they are custom-made, this could take more than one visit to your dentist.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many benefits to getting dental implants -- they are strong, stable, and built to last. This enables you to bite naturally and eat anything you want. In addition, dental implants look, feel, fit and function like natural teeth and can last a lifetime with proper placement and care. Dental implants ensure you don’t encounter any embarrassing slipping, clicking, or sagging.

Dental implants serve to protect healthy bone, as empty spaces from lost teeth cause jawbone deterioration. Plus, you can’t get cavities with dental implants. However, it’s important to clean and care for your gums and mouth the same as with natural teeth to ensure the long-term success of your dental implants.

Whether you feel self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear uncomfortable dentures, or don't want to remove good tooth structure to make a bridge, call or reach out to us via e-mail to schedule an appointment at Perio Health Professionals in Houston to start the dental implant process.

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