What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

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You may be apprehensive to smile if you’re missing one or more teeth. Missing teeth can age your mouth and cause structural problems with your jawbone and gums, making it difficult to chew and speak. If you have dentures, you might not be happy with your current single tooth replacement or whole mouth replacement, especially if the tooth replacement causes pain and discomfort. 

Fortunately, a permanent tooth replacement option is available. A tooth implant can give you your confidence back and make you happy to smile! Premier Dental Club in Houston offers dental implants that can transform your smile. 

Learn more about dental implants to see if they are the right choice for you:

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth in the jawbone. The replacement root is then topped off with a crown that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. Depending on your needs, a dentist can place one or more implants in your mouth, improving the function and appearance of your teeth and gums.

What to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants can transform your smile, but may not be the right option for everyone. Before you decide to get an implant, it helps to weigh the pros and cons of the tooth replacement option and understand what getting a tooth implant means for you.

1. Dental Implants Improve Your Smile

When you have missing teeth, you may keep your mouth closed as much as possible. When you do smile, you may feel self-conscious. Implants give you your smile back. Once the implant and crown are placed in your mouth, they look and feel like your natural teeth. No one will know you have implants unless you tell them. 

The benefits of dental implants go beyond looks. When you replace a missing tooth or teeth with implants, you also preserve your jawbone. When teeth are missing, the bone starts to disintegrate. The remaining teeth in the mouth shift out of place and can become loose. You might notice that your face changes shape when you have a tooth missing.

With implants, you can rest assured that your smile will be a healthy one for years to come.

2. Dental Implants Improve Your Comfort

If you're currently living with traditional dentures, you know that they aren't always the most comfortable. Dentures can shift in the mouth, irritating your gums. People who wear dentures can also be more prone to infections in the mouth. 

Implants put a stop to all of that. Once the implant is placed and fuses to the jawbone, it's firmly attached to your mouth. It won't shift out of place or irritate the soft tissues in your mouth. It also won't increase your risk of infection.

3. Dental Implants Are Designed to Last

Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants are designed to last. The average life span of an implant is about 25 years. With the right care and maintenance, many patients are able to make their implants last a lifetime. 

4. Dental Implants Are Easy Maintenance

Speaking of care and maintenance, dental implants are very easy to care for. You don't have to remove them or use special cleaning products on them. All you need to do is brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth. Seeing a dentist regularly for checkups will also help you prolong the life of your implants and give them the care they need.

5. Dental Implants Have a High Success Rate

While results can vary, generally speaking, dental implants have a success rate of 98%. That means just two out of every 100 people with implants have a problem with them. 

Dental Implant Cost Houston

Dental implants do cost more than other tooth replacement options, such as dentures. But that doesn't mean that affordable dental implants don't exist. At Premier Dental Club, we work with our patients to help make their dental care affordable. We accept most PPO dental plans. 

If your dental insurance doesn't cover implants or you don't have insurance available, we also offer financing through Alphaeon and CareCredit. Financing lets you split up the cost of your implants into affordable monthly payments. We offer dental implants and we’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your budget.

Learn More About Dental Implants Houston

We invite you to be our guest at Premier Dental Club in Houston. Our goal is to provide you with a spa-like, relaxing atmosphere while providing you with the best possible dental care. Relax in our memory foam leather chairs and enjoy your favorite shows on our flat-screen TVs. If you're ready to learn more about your dental implant options, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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