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Dental Implants

Missing a tooth or teeth can cause serious problems that reach beyond mere aesthetics. Remaining teeth can shift, risk for decay is heightened, and patients can experience jawbone loss if the tooth or teeth are not replaced. Dental implants are permanent restorations that blend seamlessly with your existing teeth to give you a full, strong smile.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, making them the most durable restoration available. Implants achieve this stability by a titanium anchor surgically placed in the jawbone that is then crowned. If you believe a dental implant might be your best option, Dr. Lawton will thoroughly examine your jawbone and oral health to determine whether your condition is suitable for the procedure.

If he decides a dental implant is the right choice for you, he will place the titanium post. The bone tissue in your jaw will fuse to the post, creating a root that mimics that of your natural teeth. Once the anchor is secured, Dr. Lawton will create a crown to cap your new restoration. If the implant is in the front of you mouth, he will color-match the crown to your existing teeth. For molars and premolars, he will most likely place a metal crown, as these back teeth need to be stronger.

Dr. Lawton also places dental implants to add stability to dentures, partials, and crown and bridges.

Mini Implants and Teeth in a Day

Mini dental implants and teeth in a day are quick, durable restorations that provided renewed stability with the inconvenience of dentures or the time it takes to place traditional implants. Mini dental implants are designed for patients who are not suitable candidates for standard implantation and are placed in a single visit. Teeth in a day are made up of four implanted posts that hold a denture secure with implant snaps, and (as the name implies) are placed in just one appointment. If you have questions about mini dental implants or teeth in a day, please don’t hesitate to call our office.

Dr. Mark Lawton provides comprehensive family and cosmetic dentistry in Houston and the surrounding communities of Jersey Village, Cypress, the Woodlands, Spring, Magnolia, Tomball, and The Heights. Call us today to schedule an appointment to receive expert care and devoted attention.

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