If you have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal (gum) infection, tooth decay, or other causes, there is hope. Dental implants are changing the way people feel about themselves! Dental implants cannot be removed by patients at home and function just like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The procedure to place the implants into the jaw typically involves minimal discomfort. These metal anchors act as substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. The teeth supported by dental implants function like natural teeth and are bonded to the implant; they are not removed at night like partial or full dentures.
Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure and slow the appearance of aging by helping to prevent the bone from deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all the teeth in the mouth with a variety of prosthetic options. Dr. Gregory will be happy to discuss your particular needs and form a treatment plan that makes your smile healthier, more functional, and more beautiful than ever!
Common Implant Applications
Why Replace a Missing Tooth?
Bone Loss Related Issues…Sinus Elevation
On of the most useful ways that dental implants can be used is for people who wear dentures. Depending on your underlying bone structure, All On 4 dentures can be placed on 4 to 6 implants which provides a permanent anchor for the denture. This way the dentures do not have to be removable and actually look, feel and function like your real teeth.
If you currently have dentures and would like to look into the All on 4 or All on 6 dentures for you, please call our office or fill out the form below and let’s see if you are a candidate for them.
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Dr. Holly J. Gregory practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to laser periodontal treatments, gum grafting, and Dr. Gregory can correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease. Our office is located at 19502 McKay Blvd., Suite 202, Humble, TX 77338. Call us today at (281) 816-4707.
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