Dental Implants

Dental Implants in East Little York and Highway 6

There are several options available to replace missing teeth. Dental implants offer the advantage of better stability than dentures or bridges. They are small metal posts that are inserted directly into the jawbone and support a dental prosthetic (usually a dental crown). They do not depend on the natural teeth as bridges do and allow patients to use them with more confidence than other teeth replacement options and in greater comfort.

Tooth Implant

Procedure

An implant can be used to replace one or more teeth. Before getting dental implants placed, your dentist will have to make sure that you have sufficient bone structure to support them as well as healthy gums.

The process for getting dental implants takes several months. A small incision will be made on the site of the missing tooth. The bone is prepared for the implant, which is then screwed into place. One implant can support multiple dental prosthetics. The gum tissue is then stitched closed over the implant. It is left for approximately four months to allow the bone time to completely fuse around it through a process called osseointegration. Temporary crowns can be used during this time. Once the implant has completely fused into the bone, the artificial tooth/teeth will be attached to it.

Other Dental Services

Bone Grafting

A bone graft is a surgical procedure in which bone tissue is transplanted into an area of the body that is damaged or needs additional support.

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Composite Fillings

When proper oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) is not kept, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. The bacteria living in the plaque

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented to existing teeth to repair damage or strengthen a tooth.

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Dental Cleanings

Brushing and flossing are key steps in maintaining good oral health, but they can still leave behind traces of plaque and debris.

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, completely covers a tooth. It is a dental prosthetic that has several uses. It can be used to:

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Dental Sealants

Brushing and flossing are excellent habits to keep to prevent tooth decay and cavities. For extra protection, dental sealants can be applied.

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Dentures

If you have missing teeth, you are probably keenly aware of how inconvenient it can be. However, many people don’t know that it can actually

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Fluoride Treatment

According to the ADA, fluoride intake is often recommended for infants and children between the ages of six months and 16 years

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Inlays and Onlays

When a tooth becomes damaged or develops a cavity, a filling is normally used to treat it. More extensive damage usually calls for a crown.

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Mouth Guards

If you participate in sports, you probably have gear that you must bring to every game and practice. Just as protective equipment such as helmets

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Night Guards

Bruxism is a condition where you unconsciously grind your teeth during sleep. This can result in jaw pain in the morning and also lead

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Oral Cancer Screening

In the United States, one adult dies from oral cancers every hour. Advanced stages of oral cancers are more likely to spread to other areas and are

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Orthodontics

Braces are often associated with teenagers, but orthodontic treatment can be used to treat patients of all ages. They can realign the teeth

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Emergency Dental Care

Management of our young patients’ discomfort and anxiety is a primary consideration of your Houston pediatric dentist — but when it’s necessary

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Periodontal Treatment

If proper brushing and flossing habits are not kept, plaque could be allowed to build up on the teeth surfaces and on the gum line.

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Porcelain Veneers

If you want to make cosmetic improvements to your smile, porcelain veneers are a great option. These thin, custom-made shells can treat

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Root Canal Therapy

The pulp of a tooth is located inside the tooth, under the enamel and dentin. This soft tissue contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation is sometimes needed for certain dental procedures. Other times, it can be used to help anxious patients to relax for a better experience.

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Teeth Whitening

Most people want a bright, white smile. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why teeth can become discolored. Food and drink, mouth injuries

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Tooth Extraction

Though a tooth extraction is the last thing anyone wants to have done at the dentist office, sometimes, it is necessary to ensure the health of the remaining

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