Houston Dental Implants
"Dental implants can change your life." This is a bold statement and one that Dr. Elliott is absolutely convinced of, "Nothing in modern dentistry impacts people's day to day lives like implant-anchored teeth, " he says. "Dentistry in general is in a renaissance period. At no time in history have we as dentists been able to do more for our patients."
There are several external and internal factors, which can cause missing teeth. These factors may include accident, injury, or disease. For many people, having an incomplete smile may damage one's self-esteem in addition to causing systemic oral health problems.
Without tooth replacement, the remaining teeth have room to shift and adjust; which can cause a gradual deterioration of the jawbone.
Dental implants can replace missing teeth and solve these dental problems, allowing patients to lead the full, active lives they deserve with a full, bright and stunning smile.
Jay Elliott, D.D.S. and his team of implant dentists in Houston, Texas combine advanced education with extensive clinical experience. As a result, New Teeth Dental Solutions is uniquely qualified to provide all phases of implant dentistry – from placement of the implants to the final teeth.
Those who wear dentures in Houston know all too well the limitations that false teeth impose on their lives.
With dental implants to anchor the teeth, they will not move when the person chews, and equally important, they will not come up or out at embarrassing times. You can laugh out loud without fear. When the upper denture is anchored with dental implants you have the added benefit of uncovering the roof of your mouth so you can feel and taste your food again!
Many people have been told at one time or another that they were not candidates for dental implants however these are often the people who need implant dentistry support the most. The good news today is that this statement is rarely true. There are several shapes and designs of implants, and one or another of them can provide support and anchorage for almost anyone.
Health, not age, is the deciding factor for dental implants. Patients as young as 16 and as old as 87 have been successfully fitted with dental implants in Houston, TX by New Teeth Dental Solutions! No matter what age, dental implants can help to improve one's quality of life.
Another factor to be evaluated in addition to your health is also the amount of bone in your jaw. Dentures can put pressure on the bone and cause it to deteriorate. However, this can be remedied with bone grafting, which is used to replace lost bone and/or promote bone growth.
Because dental implants – like the ones available from New Teeth Dental Solutions in Houston, Texas – are bonded directly to the bone in your jaw, they are as stable as your original teeth. Not only are they attractive, but they also allow for optimum chewing ability.
Basically, there are two ways most patients have dental implants placed and restored. One way is for the patient to be referred by their general dentist to another dentist, usually, a periodontist or oral surgeon. Once the implant has been successfully placed, the patient returns to the general dentist for placement of the final restoration.
The second way is for the patient to have the implant placed and the final restoration completed by the same dentist. Many patients find this to be very convenient because it lessens the number of appointments and usually the patient will find the treatment more affordable.