Are you missing a tooth? Perhaps you have a friend or family member who has to have a tooth pulled and is concerned about how it may look to others. We know how frustrating that situation can be for people, and we're here to help. At Lovett Dental, we have several options for replacing lost teeth, such as getting a dental implant. For more information about dental implants in Houston, call us at 832-804-7427.
There are many benefits to opting for a dental implant rather than a dental bridge or denture. For one thing, you're replacing just the teeth that are missing, so you won't be making changes to the teeth surrounding them.
With bridges and other kinds of replacements, you may have to have other teeth crowned and manipulated. With an implant, that's not the case. An implant is drilled into the jaw, so it works and acts exactly like a real tooth.
Dental implants, particularly single-tooth implants, replace missing teeth. The four main benefits of replacing teeth in this way include:
There are a few kinds of dental implants. These include hybrid fixed dentures, snap-on overdentures, and single-tooth implants.
Hybrid fixed dentures are also known as "all-on-four" or Teeth In One Day. These use implanted screws to attach dentures in the mouth permanently. Four to six implants are used to secure the denture.
Snap-on overdentures are secured on titanium posts. This denture can be removed if needed, which makes it easier to clean them and the gums when necessary.
Our final option is the single-tooth replacement implant. This is a tooth that goes onto a titanium rod that is drilled into the jawbone. The rod is stable, and the tooth works the same as any other tooth in the mouth.
If you're missing teeth, dental implants may be a good option. Your dentist will walk you through all parts of the process, including:
If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to our team today. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
At Lovett Dental, we want you to have a healthy, happy smile. We're excited to be able to offer so many services, including implant services for qualified patients. We'd love to talk to you about how a dental implant can help you get the functionality of your mouth back in order. Contact us today at 832-804-7427 to learn more about the benefits of implants.