Dental implants are one of the most life-changing dental procedures available today. They offer millions of Americans a way to replace their missing teeth with a restoration that looks and feels more natural than anything else. Another big reason that both patients and dentists love implants so much is their low failure rate of 2% (in non-smokers). However, although 2% is a small number, it still amounts to thousands of failures each year. So, how can you tell if you have a failing dental implant and what can be done about it? Keep reading to find out!
Mark Gray DDS Blog
September 14, 2018
July 30, 2018
Dental implants are a comprehensive tooth replacement that can help you enjoy a complete, beautiful smile for a lifetime after tooth loss. The procedure is completed over the course of two major phases: placement and restoration. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between the two and what you can expect along the way. We cover placing vs. restoring implants in Memorial in full detail!
July 12, 2018
Of all the options available for tooth replacement, dental implants have become the gold standard. They are most similar to the natural construction of a tooth, they keep you jawbone strong and healthy, and they do not impinge on adjacent teeth. However, if the width of the bone is not sufficient, then dental implants in Memorial may result in recession and dehiscence (opening) of tissue around the implants. Consequently, gingival recession could ensue. To correct this, a dentist may recommend connective tissue grafting for implant esthetics.
June 22, 2018
Countless individuals suffered tremendous material loss and emotional hardship when Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston. Many homes and businesses were so badly damaged that they were rendered unusable — our dental practice was one of those businesses. But we’ve worked hard to recover from the storm that shook our community, and now your dentist in Memorial is back and ready to shine once again!
May 25, 2018
In the 2018 Major League Baseball World Series the Houston Astros won their first world championship. Thus, they were crowned as the top baseball team on the planet. As hard as it may be to believe, there is a similarity between that crown and the ones on your teeth. It could be said that every day your teeth overcome obstacles like food particles, digestive acids and the compounds that make up the liquids you drink (other than water). One of the ways that this is accomplished is with dental crowns in Memorial. Read on as your dentist explains more about them.