About Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace teeth lost to decay, periodontal disease or trauma. They are also ideal for those who are edentulous (have no teeth), and want permanent teeth instead of dentures.
First, implants are placed into your mouth and allowed to heal securely in place. The implants are a solid foundation, like the roots of your teeth, to support a crown, bridge, or dentures. Dental implants are an excellent option for those who want permanent, lifelong restorations that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. For people who need dental implants in and around Houston, dental implant procedures are done with the utmost professionalism, expertise, and experience at Perio Health Professionals™.
Why Dental Implants are Recommended for People Who are Missing Teeth
When teeth fall out or are extracted (removed) due to any number of factors, including severe periodontal disease or decay, bone loss begins to occur around each empty socket in the jaw. The longer a person remains without teeth, the more bone may be lost. Over time, bone destruction can become severe and irreparable.
Dental implants can stop this destructive process and help reverse bone loss by providing direct stimulation, which results in greater bone strength. The bone surrounding the implants is stimulated, strengthened, and continually renewed directly by the implants and the normal forces that are applied to them when a person chews.
Guided Dental Implant Surgery
Guided dental implant surgery is the most effective and efficient way to get your dental implants. Computer-guided technology allows us to plan your dental reconstruction with accuracy and may in certain situations also allow us to provide temporary teeth in one day. This technology also minimizes surgical trauma and allows for rapid healing.
However, implants require a fair amount of time to become “connected” to the bone that supports them. This is called “osseointegration,” and it means the implant surface naturally bonds with the bone structure in the jaws. This process is progressive, and may take up to a year to achieve a permanent bond between the implant and the surrounding bone. That is why it is very important, after having implant surgery, to maintain excellent oral health habits at home, and to come to every follow-up appointment as instructed by your implant dentist.
Once the implants are completely healed and fully integrated with your own bone, they become stable foundations onto which your new teeth are cemented into place.
In most cases, implant teeth look, feel, and function virtually identically to natural teeth, and that’s why dental implants placed with computer-guided techniques are recommended for those who want a perfect smile that can last a lifetime.
The Perio Health Professionals™ Guided Dental Implant Surgery Difference
Other dental practices use a “one-size-fits-all” approach to dental implant surgery that sacrifices individualized care for a faster procedure. We feel that an “assembly line” approach to something as important as your teeth is not appropriate treatment.
We only perform the kind of treatment we would want for ourselves – the best kind. No two mouths are exactly alike, so it makes sense that treatment should be planned with your particular needs in mind. At Perio Health Professionals™, we take guided dental implant surgery seriously. Shouldn’t you, too?
When it comes to the computer-guided dental implant, Houston is home two of the most prominent experts in the profession: Doctors Michael K. McGuire and Eric Todd Scheyer.
Whether in need of several dental implants, or just a single dental implant, Houston area residents should contact Perio Health™ Professionals first.
For more information on the benefits of dental implants and how they work, give us a call—we’d be happy to speak with you: 713.783.5442
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