If you find the subject of teeth replacement confusing, you’re not alone. Terms such as “bridge” and “dentures” are sometimes used interchangeably, and you have most likely heard about dental implants. So what’s the difference, and why are implants such a popular choice? At Elite Dental Wellness, we want you to be well informed so that you can make the best decision, and we make the subject easy to understand. While implants have some remarkable advantages over traditional bridges and dentures, they aren’t for everyone. Are they for you?
What makes our Houston dental implants an entirely separate category from other teeth replacements is that they don’t just sit on top of your gums. Like real teeth, they are anchored directly into your jaw bone with a root that extends down from the tooth itself. It’s a revolutionary concept that has made restoring full teeth an entirely new ballgame. In order to qualify for them, come in for an examination and consultation. Our implant dentist will conduct tests, including taking imaging of your jaw, which must meet certain standards of thickness in order to fully support our Houston dental implants. If your jaw structure is not sufficient, you can benefit from bone grafting (or a sinus lift for upper teeth) to make yourself a good candidate. The post that serves as a root is made of titanium. It is surgically implanted in your jaw. It takes a few months for your bone tissue to bond and fuse with the post. Then we use state-of-the-art technology to create the crown that goes on top. It will be an ideal match and blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
If our Houston dental implants sound like what you’re looking for, why not schedule an appointment to come in? Please reach out to us now to set up a convenient time.