Dental Implant Restorations in Houston, TX
Dentures and bridges used to be the only methods of teeth replacement. Modern technology has changed all that with a superior alternative: Dental Implant Restorations. Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots. An implant is a small screw made of titanium or another biocompatible material. Titanium fuses with the surrounding bone, making implants the most stable support for restorations like crowns, bridges and dentures.
Because implants restore a missing tooth from the root up, it’s like growing new teeth. Implants look, feel and function like the real thing, and will never slip or come off. Unlike removable dentures, implant restorations also preserve jaw bone density and restore almost 100% of your chewing ability.
One of the most important factors to consider before implant surgery is the patient’s condition and the quality of bone at the implant site. The bone must be thick and tall enough to support the implant. If you have thin bone in the jaw, bone grafting or using a small-diameter implant may be recommended.
Once the bone is reinforced, the implant is embedded. After a healing period, the abutment (a small metal bar) and the replacement tooth are attached. One dental implant can be used to replace each missing tooth, or a series of implants (four to six) can anchor a fixed bridge or complete denture.
Dr. Crouse performs implant restoration in Houston, TX. After the area has healed completely from surgery, Dr. Crouse will uncover the implant and take impressions. The mold or impression is used to design a crown, bridge or denture. We use only the highest quality materials to create restorations that look healthy and natural.