Restoring the function of the smile with dental implants
- Posted on: Nov 30 2020
Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera of the Webster, TX area are dentists at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center who encourage patients to learn about all the options available to them for addressing missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause more problems than just appearance of the smile. They can also make it more difficult to properly chew and digest food while also impacting the way a patient speaks. Additionally, the longer patients wait to restore missing teeth that have been lost or extracted, the more likely they are to experience shifting existing teeth and the loss of bone. With the help of our team at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center, we can provide a solution: dental implants.
How dental implants work
The dental implant itself is a small post made of titanium. This is a biocompatible metal which allows a dentist to place the implant into the bone of the jaw. It acts as an artificial tooth root, holding a place in the bone and stimulating bone growth through osseointegration. When the bone grows around the implant, it provides a sturdy and strong foundation. The abutment of the dental implant, which is situated above the gumline, is then restored using a crown, bridge, or denture. This depends heavily on the patient’s unique situation and how many teeth they are replacing.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants have many advantages over alternative tooth replacement solutions. They are:
- Permanent, often lasting a lifetime
- Natural-looking when restored
- A great value over time
- Effective in function as a natural tooth
- Supportive of natural bone
Discuss the advantages of dental implants with our team
Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera of Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center encourage patients to take time to learn about all the options available to them when it comes to restoring missing teeth. Dental implants are a popular choice, and continue to be recommended by dental professionals in and around the community of Webster, TX. If you are considering dental implants and want to find out if you are a good candidate, we strongly encourage you to book a consultation visit with our team by calling (281) 557-8097. We are conveniently located at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard and accept new patients and families.