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Dental Implants

Idea Dental

General Dentists located in Northline, Houston, TX

Missing teeth do more than leave unsightly holes in your smile—they can also cause significant damage to your overall oral health. If your smile is missing teeth, you should consider replacing them with dental implants. The dental professionals at Idea Dental in the Northline neighborhood of Houston, Texas, offer exceptional and affordable dental implant services that can restore the health and appearance of your smile. Get started today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jawbone in a minor surgical procedure. They’re made from biocompatible materials, like titanium, which means that your body doesn’t recognize them as a foreign substance. Because of this, your implant can eventually fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. 

Once fused to your bone, a dental implant is nearly identical to a natural tooth root. It provides healthy stimulation to your jawbone while also serving as a stable foundation to which the team at Idea Dental can affix a natural-looking restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

Idea Dental uses Hiossen® dental implants in all of its procedures to ensure that their patients get the best technology available today.

Why should I get dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the most advanced systems for replacing missing teeth and offer a number of advantages for your smile. Because they become a natural part of your jawbone, they don’t require any special care or maintenance. They’re also one of the most reliable dental procedures, with a success rate of up to 98%. 

Unlike bridges, which require you to shave enamel from some of your teeth in order to replace a missing tooth, dental implants can fill a hole in your smile without doing any damage to neighboring teeth. And if you wear dentures, dental implants can provide a better system of support than the traditional means of suction or adhesive, making your dentures feel more comfortable and stable in your mouth. 

And unlike traditional dentures and bridges, dental implants provide your jawbone with healthy stimulation, which prevents the bone loss that typically occurs with missing teeth.

What’s the process for getting dental implants?

Idea Dental has a visiting implant specialist, Dr. Rathi, who oversees and administers your Dental Implant surgery.

The surgery to place your implants involves making a small incision in your gum and drilling a tiny hole in your jawbone. Dr. Rathi then places the implant in your bone socket and closes up your incision.

Your implant fuses with your jawbone over the next few months, at which point you come back to get your abutment. Your abutment is a small post that connects to your implants, sticks up and out from your gumline, and holds your restoration. 

After your abutments are securely in place, the team at Idea Dental takes an impression of your mouth that’s used to fabricate your restoration. Once your crown, bridge, or dentures are ready, the team permanently bonds it to your abutment. With your restoration in place, you’ll feel like you were never missing a tooth in the first place.

Don’t wait any longer to give yourself a full and healthy smile at an affordable price. Schedule your implant consultation today by calling the offices of Idea Dental or booking a visit online