If your health, appearance, self-esteem, and quality of life, have all been diminished by tooth loss as an adult, we want you to know that help is on the way. For anyone in the Houston, TX area currently living without a complete set of teeth, this post is directed at you! Perhaps you are already curious about restorative dentistry and where to get dental implants, in particular. Well, keep reading to see our answers to a few of the commonly asked questions, then call us at 281-643-0316 to begin your transformative and healing journey with Dr. Burch.
What Do Modern Dental Implants Entail?
Dental implants are small rods, typically made of titanium, that resemble a screw. They are surgically inserted into your jaw and attached to replacement teeth to create a resilient new smile. Lucky for you, we feature the LOCATOR® Implant Attachment System for maximum precision!
After implants have been inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the new roots of your teeth, which puts a stop to any loss of bone and gum tissue.
Is The Implant Surgery Painful?
It shouldn’t be at all. Even if your mouth is extra-sensitive, we will do everything in our power to make it a comfortable experience for you. For example, we’ll determine which form of sedation dentistry will work best for you, given your anxiety level, the particulars of the implant procedure, your medical history, and other factors. We offer three levels of dental sedation to suit your comfort needs and your treatment plan.
What Kind Of Implants Are Available?
At our Houston area office, we can replace teeth several ways. We offer single implants that allow us to replace individual missing teeth; we have implant-anchored dentures; and we can perform special placements for entire rows of teeth; and more.
Do Dental Implants Feel Natural?
Indeed! Our implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your one-of-a-kind mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth. This is the closest you can get to the real thing!
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
We are proud to report that our dental implants are designed to last for decades, maybe even a lifetime, but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth. But get this: studies suggest that dental implants can actually add years to your life! So, when we are through with you, you ought to look younger AND live longer!
Are Implants The Best Solution For Me?
We hope so. The best candidates for dental implant surgery are patients who are in good health overall. Your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant. But each case is unique. That’s why Dr. Burch will go over your options in greater detail when you are here for your preliminary examination.