Restoration options like dental bridges and dentures can give you the smile you thought you’d lost forever, but what if there was something better? When it comes to restoring lost teeth, nothing quite compares to dental implants. It’s almost like you never lost them in the first place!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed inside the jawbone. These screw-like posts are highly durable and help stimulate the bone, preventing rapid deterioration if you left the area without a tooth.
The placement of dental implants is a surgical procedure, meaning we will need to cut into your gum to drill the necessary hole for the implant in the jawbone. Once the area has healed, and the implant has securely bonded to the bone, Dr. Freeman will use an abutment to connect the implant to a dental crown.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Even if you feel like you’d want a dental implant over your other options, some people don’t qualify for the procedure. We will check to see if your jawbone is strong enough to support one. Sometimes, especially due to missing a tooth for an extended period, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. If it’s too weak, the implant has a much higher chance of failing.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Prevents facial sagging
- Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting
- Looks and functions naturally
- Restores self-confidence when smiling
- Easier eating and speaking
Ready for a Complete Smile with Dental Implants in Houston?
If you’re looking for the best possible replacement for your natural teeth, dental implants are highly worth looking into. At Brilliant Dental Care, our dentist and friendly staff are always looking to make our patient’s lives easier through expert dentistry. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!