Dental Implant Specialists for Katy, TX
Dental Implants: The Most Natural Replacement for Missing Teeth
Dr. Hale and Nguyen are trained in advanced dental implant procedures to restore your oral comfort and function. These procedures include immediate implant loading to reduce treatment time and discomfort, implant stabilization of denture appliances, and sinus lifts to provide greater bone stability.
One of their highest priorities is patient education. During an initial examination and consultation, they will discuss all options for treatment and help you come to an informed decision. Please do not hesitate to voice any questions you may have.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Improve Quality of Life:
Better chewing function:
Better nutrition = Better health.
Improved ability to taste food:
The ability to taste food decreases significantly with upper dentures that cover the palate.
Implants help lock-in a denture — the denture no longer needs to cover the roof of the mouth and the ability to taste food in no longer an issue.
Never Decay or Require a Root Canal.
Preserves support of facial features to prevent aging:
Collapsing cheeks and lips can age a person 10 –20 years.
Since implants preserve bone, your natural facial contours are supported which prevents certain wrinkles.
No impact on adjacent tooth or teeth:
Represents a conservative treatment option — the adjacent teeth are left untouched. If a tooth is ground down the long term health of the tooth is diminished.
Removable partial dentures induce forces on teeth that help in their retention. These forces can rock teeth back and forth and eventually damage cause them to become loose resulting in their ultimate loss
High Success Rates for people of any age:
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of gum disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own.
What Is Treatment Like?
This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and your periodontist. Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.
Click more on the treatment options described below.
If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots. If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, we are able to place a bone graft that will allow for placement of a dental implant in a natural location and stable foundation.