When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson may recommend dental implants in Houston, Texas. A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason.
A dental implant is a metal post that a periodontist or oral surgeon surgically positions into the jaw. Once in place and the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post by our dentists. While dental implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
To receive dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant post. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
We invite you to contact Dentists at Memorial Park at 713-861-8323 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.