Dental Implant Options for Houston
Single Tooth Replacement
Whether you lost a tooth due to an accident or severe decay, a single tooth implant can restore dental structure and strength. The secret behind the success of dental implants is that they replicate the entire tooth, not just the crown portion others see when you smile. Seamlessly reconstructing the root of the tooth as well protects the health and density of the jawbone minimizing the risk of further complications and cosmetic concerns. Your new dental implant is permanently attached to a custom dental crown designed to perfectly match natural teeth in a subtle and aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
Often, the biggest fear for patients who’ve lost multiple teeth is that they’ll have to sacrifice the rest of their natural smile to have them replaced. With dental implants, this fear is unneeded. Multiple tooth implants restore and revitalize the smile just as successfully as single placements, and Dr. Koo can place individual implants with dental crowns or a custom-made bridge or partial denture restoration. Unlike traditional bridges, which don’t provide new roots and can allow greater opportunities for bacteria to thrive, an implant-retained bridge dramatically improves oral health and happiness.
It’s never too late to regain the full, strong smile you deserve, even if you’re missing a majority or all of your natural teeth. An implant retained denture offers patients exceptional convenience and aesthetic benefits. This technique involves the strategic placement of a small number of dental implants throughout the jaw, creating a strong foundation for your new set of teeth. Both fixed and removable implant denture options are available, depending on the patient’s preference. It’s possible to even have your existing denture modified, if you find that option more comfortable. In cases of severe tooth loss, Dr. Koo may need to perform an additional grafting procedure before the dental implants are placed so the jawbone can accommodate them successfully, and past that point, your bone should stay healthy and intact with proper maintenance.
With more traditional dental implant procedures, a significant period of healing after the implants are placed is necessary to ensure the creation of a strong, healthy foundation for your restoration. Understandably, many patients want to achieve results faster. All-on-4® is an innovative, state-of-the-art procedure that gives you permanent teeth in just one day allowing you to go about your life with confidence. By utilizing just four dental implants that have been specifically designed for immediate function, All-on-4® implant-retained dentures are able to support a permanent dental prosthetic right away.