Tooth loss can be a devastating blow for your oral health and your self-confidence. You may find it difficult to interact with others because you are worried about them focusing on the gaps in your smile. Not to mention, there are other consequences that are brewing beneath the surface, like an increased risk of periodontal disease, additional tooth loss, and decreased bone density. To regain a complete, confident smile, Dr. Mark Gray has the solution for you. Now, you can harness the benefits of dental implants in Houston.
A dental implant is basically a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium that is placed directly into the jaw in the space left by a missing tooth. There, the implant actually bonds to the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration, making it extremely strong and stable. This is then attached to a restoration that replaces the visible portion of the tooth, giving it the same look and strength as a natural tooth.
Dental implants have become the clear frontrunner in tooth replacement because they are durable, natural, and beautiful. One of the main aspects of dental implants that stands out from other treatments involves the use of an implant post to replace the root. As the only tooth prosthetic to do so, they can preserve the density of your jawbone. By stimulating new bone growth, it improves your oral health while also providing you with an option that offers several unique benefits, including:
Dental implants offer the perfect alternative to traditional bridges, partials, and dentures. They can be used to treat all severities of tooth loss to help you regain a healthy, functional smile that you will love.
Now, you can fill the space of a missing tooth with a single dental implant. A biocompatible implant post will be surgically placed into your jawbone. Over the next several weeks, your bone will fuse to the post. After adequate healing has occurred, an abutment is attached to it to allow a custom-made crown to be connected.
With an implant-retained bridge, you can fill the space of several missing teeth using an average of one or two implant posts.
Even patients with extensive tooth loss can benefit from dental implants. Just four to six posts can be used to attach a full denture directly to the jawbone, giving patients a bite and stability way beyond what can be expected with a traditional prosthetic.
Complete tooth loss can be treated by holding a denture in place using an average of four implant posts. You will not have to worry about any slipping or irritation as it will be held securely in place.
At most other dental offices, patients are forced to visit multiple doctors to get dental implants, but with Dr. Mark Gray, everything you need is provided all under one roof. From your first consultation to having your implants placed to getting them restored, you’ll be able to work with the same dentist and team that you trust every step of the way. This all-inclusive approach is not only more convenient for patients, but it also helps them save a tremendous amount of stress and money while rebuilding their smiles.
The cost of dental implants in Houston can be more than traditional tooth replacement options; however, they allow you to make a long-term investment because they can last for decades. The amount you will have to pay will be based on your individual treatment plan. There are several factors that can influence the cost, such as how many teeth are being replaced, if any additional procedures are needed, and your dental insurance coverage. During your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options. Contact our office today to see if dental implants would be right for you.