Implantology Specialist

Idea Dental

General Dentists located in Northline, Houston, TX

Dental implants are one of the best treatments for replacing missing teeth, but they require extensive planning and careful placement. Idea Dental boasts state-of-the-art implantology services to make your dental implants as effective and long-lasting as possible. To learn more about how the Idea Dental team’s implantology services can improve your dental implant experience, schedule a visit to their clinic in the Northline neighborhood of Houston, Texas, today by calling the office or booking online.

Implantology Q&A

What is implantology?

Implantology is the study of dental implants focusing on their planning, placement, and maintenance.

Dental implants are tiny posts embedded in your jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. They provide a strong and sturdy foundation for a restoration (like a crown, bridge, or dentures) because they’re made from biocompatible materials that fuse with your bone tissue as you heal from the surgery.

There are several benefits to replacing your teeth with dental implants, including improved oral functioning, enhanced appearance, and the prevention of bone loss in your jaw. 

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

The process for placing dental implants involves making incisions in your gum tissue, so you need to have healthy gums for the procedure. If you have gum disease, your dentist will need to treat it before you can consider implants.

You also need to have a substantial amount of bone tissue in your jaw for a dental implant to function correctly. A dental implant is like an anchor, and without a dense jawbone, the implant is unable to provide a stable foundation for your tooth replacement.

If you’ve been missing your tooth for some time, you might have developed some bone loss in your jaw, in which case your dentist can restore the missing tissue with a bone graft.

How does implantology improve my dental implants?

Idea Dental has an in-house CBCt (cone beam computed tomography) machine used to enhance the planning process for your dental implants. A CBCt scan only takes a few minutes, and it produces a highly detailed, 3-D image of your mouth.

Your dentist uses this scan to accurately identify your bone density and measure the landmarks in your mouth to determine the most effective location for your dental implants. 

Successfully placing your dental implants is a complex procedure that requires precise planning. With the implantology services at Idea Dental, your dental implants are even more likely to provide your mouth with long-lasting benefits.

Schedule an implantology consultation with Idea Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit with the online tool.