Implant Dentistry in Houston
A dental implant is a titanium root that is placed in the jawbone so that a replacement tooth (restoration) can be attached to it. Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. With dental implants there’s no need to involve other teeth, unlike bridges that require adjustments to adjoining tooth structures. Implants stand alone, making them the ideal choice for tooth replacement.
Dental implant procedures take multiple steps. The first step is to place the implant in the bone and then let it heal. This healing time allows your jawbone to integrate with the implant, making it strong enough to withstand bite and chewing forces. The next step is to place a post on the implant. The post acts as the core of the new tooth. Once the post is in place, we craft a crown to fit the post. The implant is restored and ready to act as a functional tooth.
Learn more about implant dentistry with Anne Chee, DDS. Call 713.789.9800 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.