Overview of Dental Implants Webster, TX

Dental Implants – Modern Dentistry’s Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

More than 178 million people in the United States have lost at least one tooth in their lifetime, so if you’re living with the daily struggles of missing teeth you’re certainly not alone. From difficulties speaking to the inability to eat your favorite foods, even just one missing tooth can cause embarrassment, stress and frustration. Missing teeth does not need to be a permanent circumstance.

With dental implants, you can replace as little as one or as many as all of your teeth with a permanent smile solution that looks, feels and functions just like your natural teeth. Our periodontist is skilled in placing dental implants and can offer years of expertise in this ideal tooth replacement solution.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are modern dentistry’s solution to permanently replace missing teeth. They are an ideal smile solution for most patients that have experienced tooth loss from oral health concerns such as advanced gum disease, decay or dental trauma. Once it has been determined that you are a candidate for dental implants to replace your missing teeth, our periodontists at Benchmark Periodontics will surgically place them by implanting a titanium screw-like post into your jaw bone. These posts are strategically placed to provide optimal support to allow for the dental implants to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Once the post has been placed, a dental crown is attached to it above the gum line with an abutment. The end result is a completely natural looking smile that restores function to allow you to bite, chew, speak and smile freely and normally again.

Placement is safe and generally well-tolerated, but we are happy to provide sedation dentistry options for patients that experience dental fear or anxiety to help you relax and feel comfortable during the appointment.

smiling middle aged woman after dental implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone not only to provide the stability needed for them to last for years into the future, but also to maintain the health and look of your smile. With missing teeth, the jaw bone gradually recedes to result in an aging, sunken-in appearance; however, dental implants both reverse and prevent this effect to provide you with the following benefits:

  • A more youthful, enhanced cosmetic appearance
  • A smile that looks, feels and functions naturally
  • The ability to eat, speak and smile freely
  • A tooth replacement solution that lasts a lifetime
  • A permanent, comfortable solution without slipping, clicking or goopy pastes

Talk to our doctors to find out if dental implants are the solution for your missing teeth!