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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
I had problems with a bad implant in another country, and I was referred to Dr. Karen Marino. Let me say that the Dr. Marino since she saw my case bet for giving me a solution, she had to remove that implant, graft additional bone, remaking gum and then put a new implant. This was a hard-long process that lasted more than one year and in which she was always pending with follow up controls and monitoring. At the end when placing the crown made sure to match the same color as my teeth and make sure that all will be well. I am very grateful for all your very professional work and the friendliness of all the staff of Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston. Highly recommended.
"The occlusion bite is the number one factor for any dental therapy to be successful" Dr. Trejo provided a thorough dental and implant evaluation on my first visit. Let me explain how thorough. It started with a conventual and 3-dimensional evaluation, X-rays with a complete set of dental records with cast impressions. The next set was the diagnosis and treatment plan fully explained and was simply understood. My front teeth were due for a remake. I received two implants and a crown with a beautiful smile thrown at no extra cost. Best of all he created where the function of a relaxed bite was his crowning glory. Dr. Trejo's implant therapy and comprehensive treatment took me from a world of daily misery to a daily world of pleasure. OLE!
Dr. Marino, she is a great dentist I have been going to her office for five years now. I had nothing but great experiences while going to see Dr. Marino. Her team was great and she did a great job explaining everything that she was doing and listening to what I have to say. She kept me calm doing all of my appointments and answered all of my questions. After seeing many different dentists I can say that Dr. Marino and her team are the best I have seen and I will continue to go there and would highly recommend them to anyone. Love Dr. Marino !!!!
Dr. Trejo SAVED me. I was doing 100% upper implant supported denture through another dentist. Almost 3 years of poor dentistry later I contacted Dr. Trejo in tears. Four months later my case was completed top and bottom, and I cannot express my gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Trejo and to the entire staff. I seriously love these people!
Three words to describe periodontal and implant surgeons of Houston? Patient. Painless. Professional. And amazing. 😉 If you want my opinion, don't go anywhere else.
I had 4 implants and an extraction and a bone graft. Dr. Trejo and his staff are very kind and professional. I was amazed at how well it all went. I am very happy with my new teeth. I am very happy with my experience with Dr.Trejo and his staff. He is my dentist now.
They were extremely accommodating. I literally had no post-op pain at all. It was the best dental experience I've ever had.
I cannot say enough about my experience! The office staff is very friendly and professional and not to mention bilingual!! Dr. Marino is very patient and welcoming.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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:
Each case requires meticulous diagnosing and planning. A good result does not happen by mistake.
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