Dental Implants in Pearland, TX

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can cause problems from impaired eating to jawbone loss. Implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing and act as tooth root substitutes. Then, a custom implant crown is attached to the top to provide the appearance and functionality of a natural tooth.

Interested in learning more about dental implants and how they can work for your smile? Please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to get a dental implant consultation scheduled for you.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants look, feel, and function similarly to natural teeth. A patient with one or more dental implants has significantly better chewing power than a patient with missing teeth, and there are no food restrictions to worry about either. Patients with dental implants can also laugh and smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that the natural shape of their face and jaw will be preserved. Dental implants can last for many years or even a lifetime when treated well.

Should I get a dental bridge or dental implant?

Dental bridges and dental implants can work well for different patients and different reasons. Sometimes patients opt to go with dental bridges because they are less invasive than dental implants. However, dental implants do not require any nearby teeth to be modified the way that bridges do, and they help maintain healthy jawbone tissue. Patients also tend to prefer implants because they are known for feeling and functioning more like natural teeth than other types of dental restorations.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

In order to receive a dental implant, patients must first be approved by their dentist. Dental professionals assess the current health of the patient’s jawbone as well as their overall health to help determine if they are a good candidate for dental implants. Patients who are unwilling to quit or give up smoking or chewing tobacco for several weeks are also not always great candidates for dental implant placements. The best way to identify the right tooth-replacement option for your unique smile is by scheduling a consultation with our team. Contact our office today!