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Dental Implants

When it comes to function and form, dental implants are the closest replicas of natural teeth available. Individual dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. Each implant is surgically connected to the jaw bone, like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also be used to secure dentures or dental bridges in place to make other tooth prosthetics more stable. If you have lost teeth, dental implants are the gold standard in restorative dentistry and are available at Smile Design Studios in Missouri City.

A dental implant is a titanium post that resembles a screw. This device is surgically implanted into the jaw bone and over a few months, the bone grows around the post to secure it in place. This post can be used to create a prosthetic tooth by adding an abutment and dental crown, or it can be attached to dentures or bridgework to hold them in place. Dental implants are made to last a lifetime and have a very high success rate for patients looking for tooth replacement options.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The main benefits of dental implants are their stability and longevity. They become part of your jaw, and if properly adhered, can last for decades. When used to create individual teeth, dental implants look and function like a natural tooth. They require similar care to natural teeth but do not decay. Another benefit of dental implants is that they spur bone growth in the jaw. This can help reduce bone loss that may occur after tooth loss, retaining the shape and structure of the lower face.

There are health and medical considerations that determine whether someone is a good candidate for dental implants. There needs to be enough bone density to support an implant in the jawbone. Those with low bone density may require bone grafting. However, most healthy individuals are good candidates for dental implants, especially options like All-on-4 dental implants.

If you are seeking the replacement of individual teeth or a full mouth reconstruction, consider the benefits of dental implants. Contact Smile Design Studios today to schedule an exam to determine your best dental restoration option.

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Ronnie G.

Absolutely amazing staff. Takes the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Office is extremely clean and welcoming. Takes care of you as a person and client and not as just a number. Dr. Ellis is truly amazing!

Roderick D.

My experience at Smile Design Studio was a very nice and pleasant one. Everyone is very professional, courteous and approachable. Dr. Ellis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes you feel right at ease. Today was my first visit, but definitely not the last.

Chantelle B.

Thank you Dr. Ellis for your amazing service. Dr. Ellis really cares about her patients and she takes great care of you. Her staff is awesome from the front desk you feel welcomed and my experience was the same all the way through. I was SUPER afraid to have any dental work done but Dr. Ellis made me feel so much better. I would recommend Dr. Ellis to everyone! Thank you Dr. Ellis

Terence H.

Dr. Ellis and her staff are always very professional and create a pleasant dental experience. My entire family is under the care of Dr. Ellis and we appreciate the attention to detail that she provides so that we have healthy teeth and gums. I highly recommend her practice for your dental needs and a beautiful smile!