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Houston dental implant specialist, Dr. Steve L. Koo

Houston Dental Implant Experts

At Piney Point Dental Implant Center, our team of prosthodontists and oral surgeons provides the finest dental implants in Houston. Each case starts with a free initial consultation, during which we will evaluate the extent of your tooth loss and determine the size, type, and method of placement that is best for you and your smile.

Once your treatment plan is finalized, the dental implant is placed by a Board Certified Oral Surgeon at our state-of-the-art facility in Central Houston. Next, your new smile is created by your choice of the finest restorative dentists in South Texas. This team of experts has helped thousands of patients rediscover their smiles with dental implants, and they look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Steve L. Koo is the expert leading this team of superior prosthodontists. 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 has not gone unnoticed. He was named a Texas Super Dentist in 2015, as well as one of the Top Dentists in the Houston Monthly and Houstonia 2015 magazines. Patients from all over our region benefit from the superior, committed implant dentistry provided by Dr. Koo and his carefully-selected team!

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Making Dental Implants Affordable

Since their introduction into the United States in 1982, modern dental implants have been the best option for replacing missing teeth. The fees related to dental implants have come down significantly over the last 40 years, while the clinical benefits have been proven time and time again. In fact, there is no better investment to make if you are missing any or all of your teeth.

In addition to being the sturdiest, most natural-looking tooth replacement option currently available, dental implants also improve your oral health by stabilizing your jawbone and restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence. And the benefits are significant -- there is a direct, proven link between the health of your mouth and your overall health and life expectancy.

Did you know that choosing dental implants right after the loss of one or more teeth can greatly reduce the risk that you will experience further tooth loss later on? Following tooth loss, without the stimulation provided by the dental implants, your jawbone will gradually degenerate and lose its volume. Unable to eat, chew, or speak properly, your general health will slowly deteriorate, too.

While the initial cost of dental implants may seem very high, non-implant supported tooth replacement options, like the traditional crown and bridge or dentures, will require periodic refitting to keep up with the changing shape of your jaw. But dental implants fit like they should from day one, no expensive adjustments needed. So while it’s true that you pay more upfront with implant dentistry, you should feel good knowing you are ultimately making the wisest decision for your wallet, and your oral health.

At Piney Point, we are pleased to offer our patients very competitive fees and flexible payment options. Our Patient Concierge, Patty, looks forward to answering all of your questions.

Patient concierge at Piney Point Dental Implant Center in Houston

Patient feedback drives everything we do. We listen. We learn. And, we are honored when patients show enough trust and confidence in us to recommend their friends and family.

"This is how good the practice of Dr. Koo and Dr. Weil is. They were recommended by dentists 10 years earlier and again in 2012. If dentists all over town recommend their services, you cannot get a better confirmation of their abilities and expertise."

Connie McCreight
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Dental Implant Options for Houston

We know that one size certainly doesn’t fit all in implant dentistry, and so our team offers a number of options when it comes to your Houston dental implants. The type, material, and size of the dental implants will depend on how many teeth you are missing, the current state of your jawbone, and where in the mouth your tooth loss has occurred.

The procedure for dental implants can be completed in one stage or two stages. One stage implants are placed and restored in the same day, saving you a significant amount of time and extra visits to the dentist. But not everyone is a good candidate for this accelerated option. Most dental implant procedures are completed two phases -- the first for implantation, and the second for restoration. Osseointegration, or the process in which the jawbone grows around the dental implant, takes place in the time between. Two stage dental implant procedures occur over several months.

Typically, one dental implant is required for each missing tooth. But patients who have lost all the teeth in the top or bottom jaw often wish for a more efficient, less expensive option -- and All-on-4 dental implants provide it. With lots of planning, preparation, and strategic placement, a full row of teeth can be supported on just four implants. It is a highly successful, cost-effective solution for people who have lost a full arch of teeth.

Most dental implants are made out of biocompatible titanium, but zirconia is an increasingly-popular alternative for patients who prefer a metal-free option. And what about size? For replacing teeth in the front of the mouth, a dental implant is typically 3.5mm to 4.2mm. Wider implants are used for replacing molars, or the back teeth. Mini dental implants work well in spaces where there is not enough jawbone structure present, or in very tight spaces where a traditional dental implant would not fit.

You and your implant dentist will thoroughly discuss your options to help you understand the size, type, and material of dental implant in Houston that is right for you.


State-of-the-Art Facility

This may be the biggest difference between getting a dental implant from a local dentist and receiving treatment from the team at Piney Point Dental Implant Center. It is an established standard of care for every case to start with a Cone Beam CT Scan, yet there are fewer than 50 of these scanners in Greater Houston. Without the insights gained from this high definition view of your mouth and jaw, it is extremely difficult to develop the best treatment plans. Dr. Koo has interpreted thousands of these scans, and this experience gives him the know-how needed to consistently place dental implants that have a 10-year success rate greater than 95 percent.

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