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Understanding implant dentistry for replacing missing teeth

Dental implants are a long-lasting, reliable option for many of our patients at the office of Drs. Leah Zils and Shirley E. Cagle. These tooth replacement options can replace missing teeth and ensure a lifetime of beautiful, functional smiles! If you live in the area of The Woodlands, Texas, and are interested in this or other tooth replacement choices, we invite you to visit our office Leah Zils, DDS, and request a consultation with our team. Implants are utilized in many ways to repair the smile after tooth loss and extraction.

How are dental implants used to restore the smile?

Drs. Zils and Cagle use dental implants in various ways to restore the smile’s function, natural appearance, and health. These restorations are versatile and replace one or more teeth in multiple ways. Below are a few examples of what you can expect with using dental implants:

  • Single tooth replacement. Titanium implants are primarily used to replace a missing tooth in the smile. One tooth is replaced by inserting a dental implant into the natural bone of the jaw where a tooth is missing and then restoring the abutment of the dental implant with a dental porcelain crown.
  • Multiple tooth replacement using a bridge. If you need to replace several teeth in a row but do not have supporting teeth to place a bridge, implants can be used as an anchor to support the bridge on both sides. This allows for a bridge to be fabricated to replace multiple teeth in the bite.
  • Full mouth dental implants for full smile replacement. An entire arch of natural teeth may be replaced using full-mouth dental implants, sometimes called implant-retained or supported dentures. Anywhere between four to six, implants are placed along the dental arch to support or retain a complete denture. You can eat and laugh with confidence without worrying about your denture coming loose or falling out. Say goodbye to messy adhesives.

Schedule an upcoming appointment to educate yourself further on our affordable dental implants!

If you reside in The Woodlands, TX area and want to speak to our team at Leah Zils, DDS, about tooth replacement using dental implants, call (281) 973-2276 to request an appointment at 6769 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite A. We serve patients in and around the areas of Spring, Tomball, and Conroe, TX, as well.

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all-porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

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