Losing one tooth or several can result in serious problems for a patient that span far beyond purely aesthetic frustrations. Suddenly, your risk of tooth decay is heightened, your remaining teeth are in danger of shifting out of place, and the jawbone can start to deteriorate from a lack of stimulation.
Here in Houston, there’s no reconstructive option that Dr. Lawton trusts more for his valued patients than dental implants. Dental implants are permanent, state-of-the-art restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth in look, feel, function, and longevity. We can’t wait to give you back the full, strong smile you deserve – contact our practice today to get started with an initial consultation.
Traditional tooth replacement services only bother with recreating the white crown of the tooth. While this is good news for your smile, the lack of a tooth root to support the crown results in reduced oral health over time. Dental implants are unique because they rebuild every part of a tooth from the ground up, starting with the root. The finished “tooth” succeeds from every angle, providing optimal function and durability while also maintaining a high level of aesthetic value.
If you believe that dental implants are the right choice for you, the first step will be an in-depth consultation with Dr. Lawton. He will take a close look at your jawbone and general oral health to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for this procedure. Once you’ve been given the green light, a titanium implant post is surgically inserted into the jawbone so that it can fuse in place. While many dentists have to refer their patients to a specialist for this portion of care, Dr. Lawton is proud to have the advanced training and experience needed to personally offer it here in his Houston office.
Once the new “root” is securely in place, the last step is to top it with a custom-made restoration, such as a dental crown. This crown will be crafted from high-quality ceramic and color-matched to your existing smile. Other options include bridges, partials, and even full dentures – our recommendation will depend on the extent of your tooth loss and how many placed dental implants require coverage.
Implant-retained teeth can easily last for the rest of a patient’s life as long as they’re cared for with regular brushing, flossing, and professional checkups. We look forward to helping you regain your best smile and quality of life with state-of-the-art dental implants!