If you’re suffering from missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures that are getting in the way of living your best life, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Millions of American adults suffer from tooth loss at some point, and 35 million Americans don’t have any teeth at all. Thankfully, we live in an exciting time for dentistry where we are able to replace missing teeth from the root to the crown and offer a permanent fixture for stabilizing dentures with dental implants.
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Before we begin to discuss all of the wonderful benefits of dental implants, we think it’s important for patients to understand the consequences of missing teeth left untreated. These things can happen even with traditional restorations like bridges and dentures that sit on top of the gums.
Dental implants are small titanium posts or screws that are surgically inserted into the gums and allowed to fuse with the jawbone. Once implanted and the healing process begins, dental implants actually stimulate new bone and tissue growth around the implant. Unlike traditional restorations that only replace the crown or the visible portion of the tooth, dental implants replace the root of the tooth, which is an essential part of a healthy, functioning oral health system and facial structure. Dental implants typically require a healing period of about six months to ensure proper healing and integration. Once healed, they can serve as secure anchors for replacement teeth including crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Securing dentures with dental implants offers denture patients a whole new level of comfort, function, and reinforcement. Traditional dentures are much bigger and clunkier than implant supported dentures, because they include more synthetic gum tissue, as well as covering the roof of the mouth.
Implant dentures are more streamlined and don’t require messy denture paste to secure. Where traditional dentures have to be removed at night for cleaning and soaking, implant dentures are a permanent fixture in your mouth that can be cleaned and maintained just like natural teeth!
With implant supported dentures, you’ll never have to worry about your dentures rocking and slipping, or falling out of place. Implant dentures are locked in place – you might even forget you weren’t born with them! Not to mention all of the added benefits of dental implants for a healthy jawbone.
If you’re looking for an implantologist or dental implant specialist in Houston, look no further. Dr. Susan Ellison can provide all of your general dentistry needs, but she also has the advanced training and technology to surgically place and restore dental implants from the comfort of your dental home.
At Susan Ellison Dentistry & Cosmetics, we use a high-tech 3D imaging machine for precision implant placement. This technology ensures the perfect placement for the most predictable result. Once healed, Dr. Ellison can fit you for a brand new ceramic crown, bridge, or a full set of beautiful new dentures.
If you’re looking for a highly accredited dentist in Houston to help you replace missing teeth or stabilize dentures, Dr. Ellison would love to speak with you about dental implants.
If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation with your Houston implant dentist, Dr. Susan Ellison at Susan Ellison Dentistry & Cosmetics, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online! We have two convenient locations in the neighborhoods of Cypress and Memorial to serve you.
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