Dental Implants 101

Basics of a Dental Implant

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Houston dental implants can be used to replace your missing teeth. With individual replacements, a single dental implant would be placed at the site of each of your missing teeth: a titanium post, abutment, and crown. This is the option that would most closely restore the look and function of your missing teeth. However, other options are available.

A Dental Bridge to Replace Missing Teeth in Houston, TX

A fixed dental bridge can be used in Houston instead of dental implants to replace your missing teeth. The dental bridge spans the space of your missing teeth using the teeth at either end of the appliance as anchors. The dental bridge can provide the security of a dental implant without the larger investment required. However, the dental bridge is not the preferred method for the replacement of missing teeth, because it makes it necessary to alter your healthy, natural teeth.

dentalimpants5A Dental Bridge Supported by Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth in Houston, TX

With a dental bridge supported by dental implants, you can combine the stability of dental implants with the use of a dental bridge. Missing teeth are replaced by a dental bridge that is anchored by strategically placed Houston dental implants.
With this method, Dr. Valentini will place titanium posts along the gum line. The crown units of the dental bridge will be fit to the abutments of the Houston dental implants. This alleviates many disadvantages of using the dental bridge alone to replace missing teeth.

  • -A dental bridge supported by dental implants does not require that the anchor teeth be reshaped and fit with crowns.
  • -The posts of dental implants will stimulate the jaw bone, stopping the attrition process.
  • -A dental bridge supported by dental implants for the replacement of your missing teeth will cost less than individually placed dental implants.

Houston dental implants, whether singly placed or used to support a bridge, are the best option for the replacement of missing teeth. They may also be used to support dentures.