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Enjoy a Complete Smile Again with Dental Implants

Older man with healthy flawless smileMissing teeth can be a real burden. They can make you self-conscious about your smile, and in many cases, they can even prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods. In fact, people with missing teeth are also more susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease, which can actually cause even more tooth loss! For people looking for a permanent solution, dental implants are the answer. They provide the best when it comes to strength, durability, AND aesthetics when compared to any other tooth replacement. Dr. Danny Nguyen, Dr. Cindy Hua, and our team are constantly amazed at the results they can achieve with dental implants, and we’re sure you will be too!

Animation of implant supported crown

Implant Placement

The reason dental implants are so special is because they actually replace the entire structure of your tooth, both above AND below the gum line. This is what gives them extra stability, and it also provides your jaw with essential support that will help maintain your facial shape for years to come. The entire dental implant process starts with a minor surgical procedure where a small, titanium post will be placed into your jaw to support your new teeth. For this procedure, we will refer you to a local specialist to assure you only receive the finest care. After a 4-6 month healing period, you’ll return to EcoDental to have your smile completed.

Model of teeth with fixed bridge

Implant Retained Crowns & Bridges

For a single missing tooth, we’ll use an implant retained crown to replace it. This crown will be made of 100% dental porcelain, and this material will make it resemble a natural tooth in every way imaginable. It’ll even feel like real enamel when you run your tongue across it! Plus, since it is firmly rooted in place below the gum line just like a natural tooth, it will blend perfectly with the rest of your smile. We bet the only person who will know that it isn’t a natural tooth will be you!

Now, if you have a row of consecutive missing teeth, a dental implant can also be used to anchor a bridge. For this, two implant retained crowns will be placed into your mouth, and they will be attached to a row of prosthetic teeth to close the gap in your smile. Compared to traditional bridges, implant retained bridges look better, last longer, and help preserve your natural teeth because they don’t need to be filed down to hold the supporting crowns.

Model of implant supported dentures

Implant Retained Prosthetics

Dental implants can also be used to support a full or partial denture. These implant retained prosthetics look just as good as traditional ones, but they come with a variety of additional benefits:

  • They won’t ever slip, click, or pop because they are held in place with titanium.
  • The implants support your jaw, so your dentures will maintain their fit for much longer.
  • They provide a much stronger bite force than traditional dentures. This means patients will be able to eat whatever they want without having to worry.

Model of implant supported dental crown

Mini Dental Implants

One of the basic requirements a patient needs to get dental implants is a healthy jaw bone. For people who have been missing teeth for a number of years, they often do not have the bone strength to actually support the posts. Fortunately, mini dental implants can now help them. They are much smaller than traditional implants, meaning that even more people now have the option to permanently rebuild their smile.  

Older man in dental chair during consultation

All-On-4 / Teeth-in-a-Day

The All-On-4 method often allows for a patient to have their dental implants placed and restored in a single day. Four implant posts will be strategically placed around the jaw and used to support a set of dentures. Two will be located at the front of the jaw, where the bone is naturally thicker, and two more will be placed towards the back of the jaw at an angle to provide maximum support. In many cases, a patient can wake up that day with an entire row of missing teeth, and then leave the office with a complete smile only a few hours later!

Dental implants truly are the “gold standard” when it comes to tooth replacement. They offer the best looking and longest lasting results, and you can get them right here at EcoDental. If you’re ready to have your whole smile again, simply contact our Sugarland or Pearland location today.