There are several external and internal factors which can cause missing teeth. These factors include accident, injury, or disease. For many people, having an incomplete smile may damage one's self esteem in addition to causing systemic oral health problems. Without tooth replacement, the remaining teeth have room to shift and adjust; which can cause a gradual deterioration of the jaw bone. Dental implants can replace missing teeth and solve the aforementioned problems, allowing patients to lead the full, active lives they deserve with a full, bright and stunning smile. Dr. Elliott and his team of implant dentists in Houston, TX combine advanced education with extensive clinical experience. As a result, New Teeth Implant & Denture Solutions is uniquely qualified to provide all phases of implant dentistry – from placement of the implants to the final teeth.
"Dental implants can change your life." This is a bold statement and one that Jay Elliott, D.D.S., is convinced of, "Nothing in modern dentistry impacts people's day to day lives like implant-anchored teeth," he says. "Dentistry in general is in a renaissance period. At no time in history have we as dentists been able to do more for our patients."
And no area has progressed more profoundly than implant dentistry for people who have lost their teeth.
Those who wear dentures in Houston know all too well the limitations that false teeth impose on their lives. With dental implants to anchor the teeth, it will not move when the person chews, and equally important, it will not come up or out at embarrassing times. You can laugh out loud without fear. When the upper denture is anchored with dental implants you have the added benefit of uncovering the roof of your mouth so you can feel and taste your food again!
Many people have been told at one time or another that they were not candidates for dental implants however these are often the people who need implant dentistry support the most. The good news today is that this statement is rarely true. There are several shapes and designs of implants, and one or another of them can provide support and anchorage for almost anyone.
Health, not age, is the deciding factor for dental implants. Patients as young as 16 and as old as 87 have been successfully fitted with dental implants in Houston, TX by New Teeth Implant & Denture Solutions! No matter what age, dental implants can help to improve one's quality of life.
Another factor to be evaluated in addition to your health is also the amount of bone in your jaw. Dentures can put pressure on the bone and cause it to deteriorate. However, this can be remedied with bone grafting, which is used to replace lost bone and/or promote bone growth.
Because dental implants - like the ones available from New Teeth Implant & Dental Solutions in Houston, TX - are bonded directly to the bone in your jaw, they are as stable as your original teeth. Not only are they attractive, but they also allow for optimum chewing ability.
Basically, there are two ways most patients have dental implants placed and restored. One way is for the patient to be referred by their general dentist to another dentist, usually, a periodontal or oral surgeon. Once the implant has been successfully placed, the patient returns to the general dentist for placement of the final restoration.
The second way is for the patient to have the implant placed and the final restoration completed by the same dentist. Many patients find this to be very convenient because it lessens the number of appointments and usually the patient will find the treatment more affordable.
Dr. Elliott has completed a three-year graduate program in implant dentistry from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. His training combines the most advanced specialized education with extensive clinical experience. As a result of this training, Dr. Elliott provides all phases of the implant treatment himself, from placement of the implants to the final teeth.
"I chose to focus my practice on dentures and implants because, in my opinion, there is no greater need in dentistry. Dental implants can make a real difference in people's lives by helping them overcome embarrassment, regain their confidence in social situations and restore their ability to truly enjoy eating again," states Dr. Elliott.
Dr. Elliott has been transforming smiles for 30 years. His practice is a full-service dental office including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry. Dr. Elliott is available to discuss any dental issues you may have.
Call New Teeth Implant & Denture Solutions today and schedule a FREE consultation. It could change your life!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which acts as an anchor for replacement teeth. Shaped like a screw, it is surgically placed into the jawbone to secure a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Stable and permanent, implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. They are an ideal tooth replacement procedure because they look and feel like natural teeth. Studies show that dental implants have a 95 percent success rate in most cases.
Implants are great for patients who are unable to wear dentures. Instead, the dentist will place the implant directly into the jawbone to support permanently cemented bridges. Implants can be made from several different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. When surgically anchored into the jawbone, the implant fuses with living bone in a process known as "osseointegration". After your mouth heals, usually in three to six months, your doctor will place a permanent crown over the post to complete your smile restoration.
Missing teeth leaves a gap in your smile, which can make you feel self conscious about your appearance. As well, even one lost tooth can damage your oral health by causing other oral health problems. Dental implants can replace one tooth or the whole mouth full, giving you back a solid, healthy smile.
For successful implant placement, you need to be in good overall health, have good dental health, and sufficient bone structure. Your dentist will perform a full evaluation to see if dental implants would fit your personal situation.
Treat your implants like you would your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, floss regularly, and schedule routine checkups with the dentist. Following these steps will make for successful implant therapy and a gorgeous smile.
If you are not a candidate for dental implants to replace all your teeth, your dentist may recommend implant-supported dentures, which will create a more secure situation with your dental appliance. With implant-supported dentures, several titanium posts are placed in your jaw bone so that the denture can snap on to the implants, reducing slippage and improving comfort.
Because each case is unique, it is impossible to estimate the cost of implants until you meet with your dentist. After a complete exam at New Teeth Implant & Denture Solutions in Houston, TX a member of our team of implant dentists will explain the findings and review treatment options, which will include the cost of the implants.
Please call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.