Post Oak Dental
Cosmetic & General Dentists located in Houston, TX
Has your smile been affected by one or more missing teeth? If so, contact Post Oak Dental, led by J. Chris Gowan, DDS, PA, in Houston, Texas, to find out if dental implants are right for you. Dental implants offer you the opportunity to restore your smile with artificial teeth that are strong, beautiful, and will last for years. To learn more, call the office or fill out the online booking tool today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that substitute as artificial tooth roots during smile restoration.
If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, implant restoration offers you the opportunity to replace them with strong, attractive, and long lasting replacements.
Dental implants take time to heal and fuse with your natural bone. Once they do, the practice attaches a connector post, called an abutment. To the abutment, the practice places specialized tooth replacements, such as crowns or bridges.
Depending on your unique wants and needs, Post Oak Dental can create both fixed and removable dental implant restorations.
Why are dental implants superior to other teeth restoration options?
Dental implants offer countless advantages over other options like traditional dentures. Dental implants create a strong foundation for artificial teeth that boast:
- Long life
- Natural appearance
- Aesthetic pleasure
In addition, dental implants help restore your facial shape, which can diminish as a result of missing teeth and bone loss.
Finally, unlike other options, dental implants preserve natural bone and can even stimulate its growth.
Are dental implants right for me?
Dental implants are an excellent option if you’ve experienced partial or total tooth loss, or if you have damage to your teeth such as cracks or severe tooth decay and require an extraction.
You may also be a good candidate for dental implants if your mouth cannot successfully support non-implant prostheses, like bridges or dentures.
Also, to qualify for dental implant restoration, you must:
- Have healthy gums
- Have bone that is strong enough to hold and fuse with an implant
- Commit to practicing good oral hygiene practices
- Plan to attend regular dental visits
If you’re a heavy smoker, if you’ve had radiation on your neck or head area, or if you experience an uncontrolled chronic illness, such as diabetes, dental implants may not be an option for you.
Are you ready to get your smile back? If so, schedule a consultation with Post Oak Dental to find out if dental implants are right for you. To get started, reach out over the phone or via the online booking tool.