Dental Implants

Tooth Implants Replace Missing Teeth in Pearland

Dr. David Montz, Dr. Michael J. Maher, and Dr. Nathalie C. Dunwody Place and Restore Dental Implants

dental implants Pearland and Manvel for implant supported denturesDo you have a missing tooth? At our Friendswood and Pearland implant dentistry practices, Dr. David Montz, Dr. Michael J. Maher, and Dr. Nathalie C. Dunwody provide tooth implants to fill in gaps where you are missing teeth.

Dangers of Missing Teeth

Did you know that a missing tooth can create complications, including an increased risk of gum disease, jawbone deterioration, and bone loss? With Pearland and Friendswood implant dentists, you have several restorative options to replace missing teeth!

When you lose a tooth, the health of your jaw declines because the purpose of that part of your jaw is to support tooth structure. If bone loss occurs, your facial structure starts to change and you may have a “sunken” appearance. You may also experience shifting teeth, food impaction, and tooth decay.

Dental Implant Process

Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth, and the process is more straightforward than you might think. Here’s a brief overview:

  1. Consultation: We’ll assess your oral health and determine if you have sufficient bone to support the implant.
  2. Surgery: A biocompatible titanium post is placed into the jawbone. This serves as a replacement for the tooth root.
  3. Healing: Over a few months, the jawbone will fuse with the implant in a process called osseointegration.
  4. Abutment Placement: Once healed, a small connector (abutment) is placed on the implant to support the crown.
  5. Crown Placement: Finally, a custom-made crown (or denture) is placed on the abutment, and it’ll look and function just like your natural tooth.

Remember, dental implants can offer a lasting and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. Let’s get you smiling confidently again!

Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

At our Friendswood and Pearland implant dentistry offices, can show you our tooth replacement option. Tooth implants are one of the best treatments for filling gaps in your smile because the titanium rod implant encourages bone growth as the jawbone fuses with the rod. Other benefits of implant dentistry include:

  • Dental implants don’t need support from your other teeth.
  • Implants support bone health and prevent loss and deterioration.
  • Tooth implants have a reduced risk of tooth decay and sensitivity when compared to other tooth replacement options.
  • Dental implants are successful 95–98% of the time.
  • Tooth implants can also secure dentures, partials, or bridgework.
  • An implant can restore a single tooth without damaging your original teeth.
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime if you take good care of your teeth.

We Perform the Entire Implant Process

Did you know implant-supported dentures are affordable and functional? The implants protect your jawbone by encouraging new bone growth, and patients who qualify only need a few well-placed implants to attach their dentures, whether they’re full or partial.
We can make sure you are in good health and that your jawbone is strong enough to go through the procedure. Some patients need a bone or sinus graft beforehand. For patients who aren’t good candidates for traditional implants, we also offer mini dental implants as a potential alternative option.

Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

tooth implant dentistry Friendswood and ManvelWith Dr. David Montz, Dr. Michael J. Maher, and Dr. Nathalie C. Dunwody on your side, your entire dental implant process can be done at our Pearland office. We can place the titanium post and set a natural-looking crown or denture to replace your missing teeth. We see patients through the whole process.

If you are interested in dental implants, see us in Pearland for a consultation. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with a friendly family and cosmetic dentistry if you are in the Pearland area, including Manvel!

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