Dental Implants in Memorial Houston
Learn More About Dental Implants When you're suffering from tooth loss, your entire life is impacted. Not only do you lose the ability to eat and speak correctly, but your confidence begins to dwindle. Not to mention, your oral health and surrounding teeth will begin to experience complications as well. Don’t let lost teeth steal your smile’s vitality any longer. Repair your smile and quality of life with dental implants from Dr. Terrence O’Keefe.
A Preferred Tooth Replacement Option
Tooth implants are the preferred prosthetic option because they closely imitate your natural teeth - both in terms of function and appearance. You'll improve your oral function and confidence with permanent tooth replacement. While implants have a very high success rate, not everyone is a candidate for the procedure. Implants can only be used on patients who have adequate bone structure and healthy oral tissue to ensure the success of the procedure. Dr. O’Keefe will evaluate your oral health to determine if implants are an option for you.
Teeth replacement using an implant involves surgically inserting bio-compatible titanium posts into the jawbone to act as a tooth root. The bone naturally fuses with the implant to provide a strong foundation for the prosthetic tooth. Once you’re healed from the post implantation, the prosthetic crowns are then anchored in place—giving you a permanent tooth replacement to regain your quality of life and smile.
In addition to a permanent fix for tooth loss, teeth implants offer increased comfort when compared to dentures or bridges. You don't have to worry about slipping, discomfort or messy adhesives. Not to mention, implants promote your oral health by preserving your bone and gum tissue to prevent additional tooth loss, which isn’t always possible with dentures and bridges. In fact, an implant will actually improve your oral health because it will stimulate new bone growth, giving you the support you need for a beautiful smile. Plus, you won’t have to have a new tooth made in the future as with dentures or bridges.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants do cost more than alternative options for tooth replacement, but they actually end up being more affordable in the long run because they are made to last a lifetime. The procedure to have a tooth implanted is more invasive and will require a longer treatment time compared to other options. The amount of time and visits required for the procedure varies from patient-to-patient, depending on individual needs. For example, if you need a tooth extraction or bone grafting, the process will take longer and cost more than for a patient that doesn’t require any extra oral procedures.
To determine the extent of the services you’ll require, we will fully evaluate your oral health to determine an appropriate course of action. We'll create the customized treatment plan you need to resolve tooth loss.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
If you’re ready to enjoy a fabulous, healthy smile while taking control of your oral health, call our Houston dental office at (832) 924-5850 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. O’Keefe. We provide the innovative dental solutions you need with implant dentistry for a radiant new smile.