Dental implants are metal anchors that are used to substitute missing tooth roots. They are surgically placed at the site of the missing tooth—below the gums and into the jaw bone—in order to create a stable foundation for artificial replacement teeth. Small anchoring titanium posts are attached to the implants, which protrude through the gums to support the replacement tooth.
Dental Implant Restoration
The dental implant restoration—known as the “replacement tooth”—is made to fit on top of the anchored posts that have previously been attached. Depending on which teeth are missing and your dental needs, you may receive a crown, bridge, or partial/complete denture to fit onto the posts.
Benefits of Restorative Implants
- Dental implants are designed to look similarly to your natural teeth, from shade to shape.
- Dental implants function just like your natural teeth, improving your ability to eat and speak normally.
- Implants eliminate any discomfort felt by other cosmetic alternatives for missing teeth, such as dentures or removable.
- Dental implants help preserve your facial structure that would otherwise weaken due to bone deterioration, which occurs when teeth have been missing for a period of time.
We invite you to learn more about dental implants in Houston, Texas, and whether they are right for you, so that Dr. Sharel Sly can help you restore and strengthen your smile. Give our team a call at (713) 522-1717 today to schedule a time to see our skilled dentist.