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Fill In Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Are you like millions of Americans who are missing at least one tooth? If so, the best and longest lasting solution is a dental implant. At Signature Smiles, we offer these tooth replacements at all three of our Houston area dental clinics, located in The Woodlands, The Heights, and Humble.

The reason why dental implants are long-lasting is because the implant portion is made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metallic substance. When the titanium is placed into the jawbone, the bone accepts the material as part of the human body. The bone then grows around the titanium screw, securing it into place.

A temporary cap is placed on top of the dental implant. Once the implant area heals completely, the patient returns to our dental clinic to receive their dental crown. The dental crown is customized to fit perfectly and beautifully on top of the implant. It fits perfectly in order to ensure the tooth replacement settles nicely between the existing teeth, and so that it does not obstruct the upper or bottom teeth when chewing or talking. It fits beautifully because the dental crown is made of porcelain, which ensures it looks and feels like a natural tooth. Our cosmetic dentist also makes certain that the dental implant matches the existing teeth, so that it does not stand out.

DENTAL IMPLANT: THE SOONER, THE BETTER

If you have suffered an injury or an accident that causes your tooth to be forcefully removed, or your adult tooth never grew in, then the sooner you receive a dental implant, the better it is. The reason being is because once a tooth is missing for an extended period of time and you get older, the bone density in the mouth begins to decrease, which makes placing a dental implant in the mouth more difficult. Our cosmetic dentists recommend taking care of the missing tooth as soon as possible.

If you have a missing tooth, then you should consider receiving a dental implant. Our Houston dental clinics also provide prosthodontic treatments, which includes dentures and dental bridges. Contact our dental clinic today and schedule your cosmetic dentistry appointment, whether a dental implant, prosthodontics, or any of our other cosmetic dental treatments. We look forward to providing you with a beautiful, healthy, and complete smile.

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