Dental Implants Houston, TX
What Are Dental Implants?
The dental implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted gently into the jawbone where teeth are missing. Teeth have two parts, the root which we don’t see because it lies inside the bone and the crown or pretty white part that we see and use to chew. These titanium anchors become artificial roots and thus the foundation for new porcelain crowns. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds and fuses with the titanium creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts called abutments are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. The final result is teeth. The only way to know an implant is supporting the tooth is by taking an X-ray. Houston Oral Surgery Associates specialize in this procedure and is dedicated to its success to work for you.
A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.
Dental Implant Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
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Even though implants have been around for a long time, it wasn’t until the late 80’s that some of the techniques improved significantly making them more predictable and therefore better accepted by patients. There are a lot of myths and misleading information out there that keeps patients still believing that dental implant surgery is difficult, very painful, and most of all extremely expensive. In addition, patients hear of rejection and failure of the implants as a common thing doubting then the overall success of this innovative procedure. All of this could not be further away from the truth, especially at Houston Oral Surgery Associates.
We are currently living in the best possible time for dental implants. Houston Oral Surgery Associate’s diagnostic and treatment equipment allow us to be precise and non invasive making the procedure short, predictable and the recovery very simple. Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are currently the best standard of care for tooth replacement. They are designed to provide a foundation which look, feels and functions just like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved so they can smile with confidence.