Dental Implants – Houston, TX
Since 2003, Houston friends and families have trusted Piney Point Dental Implant Center to help reclaim functionally, beautiful smiles and self-confidence – and we do not take the responsibility lightly.
Led by Dr. Steve L. Koo, our team of oral surgeons and prosthodontists nearby work hard to ensure you are heard – every dental implant option available is discussed (including dental implant cost) – ample communication is given about what to expect pre- and post-surgery – and quality work is always delivered in our comfortable, safe, state-of-the-art atmosphere.
Interested in life-changing dental implants in Houston? Want to learn more about affordable dentures? In addition to providing in-office consultations, Piney Point Dental Implant Center is now offering comprehensive virtual visits with Dr. Koo. We cannot wait to meet you!Schedule a Virtual Consultation
Dr. Steve L. Koo is the expert leading this team of superior prosthodontists in your community. An active member of a number of local and national dental organizations, Dr. Koo is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Memorial Hermann in Memorial City.
Dr. Koo has a special interest in dental implants, and his excellence in advanced implant solutions such as implant salvage to repair failed prosthetics and bone grafting to create stronger foundations has not gone unnoticed. He was named a Texas Super Dentist, as well as one of the Top Dentists in the Houston Monthly and Houstonia magazines. Patients from all over our region benefit from the superior, committed implant dentistry provided by Dr. Koo and his carefully selected team!
Do you have a single missing tooth? We can rebuild that lost member of your smile with a single tooth dental implant. The dental implant will serve as a prosthetic tooth root, and later, a dental crown will go on top of it to replace the visible part of the missing tooth. This treatment has the potential to renew your confidence and prevent future oral health problems.Learn About Single Tooth Dental Implants
If you have a few missing teeth in a row, we may be able to fill in the gap with a dental implant-supported bridge. Often, nearby patients need just two dental implants to support as many as five prosthetic teeth. If your missing teeth are not all adjacent to one another, we will explore other options for rebuilding your smile with dental implants.Learn About Multiple Tooth Dental Implants
For patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss, we often recommend dental implant-retained dentures. With as few as 4 – 6 dental implants, we can provide the base of support for an entire arch of replacement teeth. Dental implant-retained dentures are much sturdier, longer-lasting, and more natural-feeling than their traditional, non-implant counterparts.Learn About
All-on-4 is a special technique that we use to help patients who have lost all or most of their teeth throughout a dental arch. We place four dental implants at strategic locations in the jaw, and on that same day, you can receive a temporary dental implant-supported denture. That’s right — you could begin the day without any teeth and leave our dental office in your area with a brand new smile!Learn About All-on-4 Dental Implants
Mini dental implants function just like standard ones, except they feature a smaller circumference. Therefore, they require less invasive surgery to place and facilitate a quicker healing time. They are ideal for many patients who wish to receive implant-supported dentures or whose jawbone has deteriorated since they lost their teeth.Learn About Mini Dental Implants
If you have suffered some bone deterioration in your upper jaw since you lost your teeth, zygomatic dental implants may work well for you. These are much longer than standard dental implants, and they are designed to be placed into the upper jaw at a specific angle. They attach to the zygoma, which is otherwise called the cheekbone.Learn About Zygoma Dental Implants
Some patients must have their jawbone built up before it can support dental implants. We accomplish this with a bone graft procedure, wherein we attach donor bone, artificial bone, or bone from another part of your body to your jawbone. Eventually, the new material bonds with the jaw, enabling it to serve as a sturdy base an implant denture or one of the other many available options.Learn About Bone Grafting
A sinus lift is a special type of bone graft for the upper jaw. It also involves lifting the sinus, so when dental implants are placed, they will not puncture its membrane. The outstanding skill of our oral surgeons, combined with the advanced technology at their disposal, equips them to handle this complex procedure near you.Learn About Sinus Lifts
Are you tired of your denture always slipping and sliding around in your mouth? Denture stabilization is possible! We may be able to place just a few dental implants in your jaw, which can help to keep your prosthetic teeth solidly in place whether you are eating a hearty meal close by, laughing with friends, or having a lively conversation.Learn About Denture Stabilization
Many people dislike the long treatment timeline that typically comes with the dental implant process. Teeth-in-an-Hour is a special procedure that can expedite your new smile! In many cases, we are able to extract the remaining natural teeth, insert dental implants, and attach a set of prosthetic teeth to the implants — all on the same day.Learn About Teeth-in-an-Hour
Dental implant failure is quite rare. When it does occur, it is often due to an infection known as peri-implantitis, wherein bacteria invade the tissue around the implants and compromise their base of support. Other possible causes of implant failure include physical trauma nearby and medical conditions that interfere with a body’s ability to bond with dental implants.Learn Why Dental Implants Fail
Contact us as soon as you realize something is amiss with your dental implants. We will carefully evaluate the situation and recommend an appropriate treatment. It might be possible to solve the problem before it poses a real threat to your implants. In rare cases, we must remove the dental implants, allow a patient’s body to heal, and reinsert dental implants later on.Learn How Dental Implant Salvage Works
Every patient is unique, which means that costs vary from case to case. The price of your treatment will depend on the extent of any necessary preparatory treatment, how many teeth you must replace, the type of prosthetic you will need (i.e., mini dental implants, All-on-4), and other factors. Our team in your area will be happy to help you explore payment options.Read Full Article
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots. We insert them into the jawbone, after which they bond with the surrounding tissue in a process known as osseointegrations. Lifelike restorations go on top of the dental implants to replace the visible portion of the lost teeth.Read Full Article
In many ways, caring for dental implants and their restorations is similar to caring for natural teeth. Diligent oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and protecting the implants from physical trauma are all keys to helping them stand the test of time.Read Full Article
Tooth loss does more than affect your smile’s aesthetics. It can interfere with your ability to eat a robust diet. Your remaining natural teeth may drift out of place, causing uncomfortable misalignment. Tooth loss is even a major factor in bone deterioration in the jaw.Read Full Article
Ideal candidates for dental implants are in fair, overall health, are free of any signs of active gum disease, and do not smoke or chew tobacco. They should have enough bone mass in the jaw to support dental implants.Read Full Article
"My close friend had recommended Piney Point to me. She had spoken highly of the professionalism and caring of the staff. I immediately made an appointment for my first of three implants that I needed. I call Dr. Koo ‘Amazing Hands’ because of the amazing job that he did. Since the first implant was such a breeze, I had no problems in facing the next two Implants that I needed. Those went just as well as the first two."
"When my dentist recommended Dr. Koo, I asked if there wasn't someone closer. They had worked with other oral surgeons but said he was the best. I am very glad I went with Dr Koo. The drive was well worth it. My sinus lift and implant surgery went very smoothly. I followed the directions and had no pain and no complications. I was dreading it but pleasantly surprised how easy it was."
"I have been a patient of both Dr. Weil and Dr. Koo for 25 years. Whether it was wisdom teeth removal or multiple dental implant surgeries, both Dr. Weil and Koo did an AMAZING job. The procedures have been flawless, and I have been so impressed with their work. I highly recommend Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial for any and all surgical dental procedures. They are the very best in Houston!"
"This experience has been one of the best dental experiences I've had. The staff is very informative, and they exhibit outstanding customer service. My experience with Dr. Koo has been one that I will never forget, his extensive knowledge and outstanding customer service was well beyond what I expected. I would recommend anyone who is looking for an exceptional dental experience to come to piney point."
"Dr. Koo gave me the best options for my implants. Procedures were done in a timely and efficient manner. Would definitely recommend him."
"I would say this office is one of the best dental office I have been to. I got two implants work done here with Dr. Koo. He is very good about following up and making sure you are doing well after surgery. His staffs are very polite, helpful, make you feel welcome and work with your schedule. I never had to wait long like other Dr's offices. I will definitely be back for future dental implant work."
Attempting to fund your dental implant surgery may not be easy, but Dr. Koo and our team work hard to lower out-of-pocket expenses and keep our prices fair and comparable to other dental offices in your area. We’re also pleased to welcome PPOs, HMOs, and POS plans that help better manage the cost of your treatment. Not only will we help you better understand the cost of your dental implants, but we’ll also assist in maximizing your benefits and providing necessary paperwork to ensure your experience is seamless.
Uninsured? Need help to pay for the total amount of your implant procedure? We may be able to arrange an alternate payment plan or help you secure flexible financing through CareCredit, so you can break up the full amount into manageable monthly payments.Learn How We Make Implants Affordable
Are you ready to take back control of your oral health by replacing your missing teeth? If so, you’ll want to visit our dental team nearby at 2450 Fondren Rd Suite 320 in Houston. Surrounding us are multiple retailers, apartment complexes, schools, and eateries, including Goodwill Houston Select Stores, St. Francis Episcopal School, Piney Point Place Townhomes, Vargos on the Lake, Splash Hand Car Wash, and Piney Point Compounding Pharmacy. Unsure how to reach us from where you live? Not to worry! Our qualified team is here to answer your questions and give you directions, so you can safely navigate throughout Houston to reach our specialized office.