Dental Implants

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Losing teeth is difficult but finding the right tooth replacement method that meets your needs doesn’t have to be. Dental implants are the closest prosthetic available to natural teeth. These durable prosthetics are used to replace the missing roots of teeth and secure restorations used to replace the visible structures of teeth. Implant dentistry is a unique approach to replacing lost teeth and because dental implants are unlike other prosthetics, they provide numerous advantages to improving one’s oral function and quality of life.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal components used to replace the roots of teeth. They feature abutments that are used to hold restorations and prosthetics, which replace teeth’s visible structures. A dental implant is shaped like a cylinder and has a ridged surface, much like a screw.

Its tapered end is embedded into the jawbone and its wider end with the abutment sits just at the gum line. The material used to make implants is titanium. This metal is significant because it is biocompatible, which means that bone will fuse to this metal. Bone fusing to the dental implant is ideal because the implant would not maintain its stability otherwise.

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Implant Placement and Restorations

Meyerland Complete Dental Care offers both dental implant placement and permanent restorations. Our dentist is experienced with placing dental implants for single and multi-tooth replacement. We utilize the latest diagnostics and procedural techniques to ensure high quality and comfortable treatment.

After the dental implant is initially embedded into the jawbone, patients will enter a healing phase of treatment. This phase is important because our team will need to monitor the progress of the implant’s stability on an incremental basis. Patients will return to our practice for quick appointments to check on the implant. Once the implant is stable, we will place the permanent restoration or prosthetic. Our restorations and prosthetics are made from beautiful and durable materials so that our guests enjoy restored oral function.

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All-on-4

All-on-4 is a specific method for securing dentures to dental implants. This tooth replacement option is beneficial to those who have recently become edentulous as well as those who have worn conventional dentures for some time. All-on-4 involves strategically placing four dental implants throughout the jaw so that they can hold a full denture. Securing dentures with dental implants prevents the movement of prosthetics during function as well as bone deterioration associated with tooth loss.

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Common Questions About Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a prosthetic used to replace the missing roots of teeth. Dental implants are cylinder-shaped components made from titanium. They can come in various diameters to accommodate the unique needs of a patient. Most dental implants are less than ten millimeters in diameter, making them small enough to replace the roots of teeth but substantial enough to support restorations and prosthetics attached to them.

Once a dental implant is stable, patients will receive their permanent restoration. Patients in need of single tooth replacement will have a crown attached to an abutment on their dental implant to complete the tooth replacement process. Sometimes, dental implants are used to hold bridges, which can replace several consecutive teeth. In other instances, a series of dental implants can be embedded throughout the jaw to support a full denture.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are excellent replacement teeth for many people. These prosthetics and the restorations they support are the closest a person can have to biological teeth. While implants are ideal for many people, they are not right for everyone.

People who have advanced gum disease, experienced bone atrophy, or have certain health conditions that affect one’s ability to heal after oral surgery might not be candidates for dental implants. The only way to be sure that implants are right for your needs is to have a consultation with our dentist. After reviewing your oral health history and examining the gums and jaws, we can determine the best tooth replacement method for your situation.

How are dental implants placed?

Dental implants are placed through a surgical procedure. The implant is loaded into the jawbone. During the placement process, necessary medication will be administered to ensure that our patients are comfortable. Once the implant is placed, patients will enter a recovery phase of treatment. This important phase is where the process of osseointegration (bone fusing to titanium) begins, which is what stabilizes the dental implant. After the implant is stable, a person will receive the restoration that attaches to his or her dental implant. The restoration replaces the visible surfaces of teeth while the dental implant replaces the roots.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary from person to person. Moreover, an individual’s unique circumstances can increase the complexity of treatment. Since a patient’s costs can vary, it is best to speak with our staff after your initial dental implant consultation. We can give a projected estimate of costs based on our dentist’s specific treatment recommendations.

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Board Certified Periodontists

Dr. Pedro Trejo | Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston

Dr. Pedro Trejo

Dr. Trejo has certificates in two specialties: Prosthodontics and Periodontics, and he has extensive experience in both clinical and instructional implant, surgical, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Karen Marino | Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston

Dr. Karen Marino

Dr. Marino is a board certified periodontist by the American Academy of Periodontology. She upholds the highest standards in ethical and moral values that every periodontist should encompass.

Dr. Michelle Michaiel | Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston

Dr. Michelle Michaiel

Dr. Michaiel is a board certified periodontist who graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she continues to teach as a part-time professor.

Restorative and Implant Dentists

Dr. CC Trejo | Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston

Dr. C.C. Trejo

Dr. Trejo has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. With her extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Trejo achieves remarkable results in general and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Ori Shalev | Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston

Dr. Ori Shalev

Dr. Shalev takes a personal approach to providing care, catering to patients who value personal attention and quality dentistry. She enjoys spending her time educating each patient on their current oral conditions.

Why board certified surgeons?

What does it mean to you?

Your periodontist has been examined voluntarily by a panel of internationally respected peers and awarded Diplomate status;

Your peridontist has received one of the highest recognition of achievement afforded by the specialty;

By successfully completing the examination process, your peridontist has demonstrated motivation for:

  • Continued professional development;
  • Self evaluation
  • Critical review of results of therapy;
  • Interest in providing the best, most up-to-date peridontal care possible.

Simple to complex cases solved

Each case requires meticulous diagnosing and planning. A good result does not happen by mistake.

State-of-the-art technology

CT scan machines. New scanner. Scans a model – creates a custom abutmen. We have kept up-to-date with today’s technology. Improved Results. Insures quality for you.