Houston Dentist, Dentist in Houston, TX

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 Sarosh F. Dastoor, D.M.D., M.S.

 Board-Certified Periodontist

Tel: 281-890-4867 (GUMS)

Dental Implants

 

                        
Dental implants are an excellent treatment option to replace broken or missing teeth.  They look like teeth, act like teeth, and usually last as long as natural teeth.  They are made of metal and are placed in your jaw bone to replace the missing root of the tooth.  They are often more desiraeble than bridges because unlike bridges, the two teeth next to the missing space do not have to be shaved down.  Implants are fixed and permanent options to replace missing teeth.

After the implant has been placed, it takes about 3 months for the body to 'lock' it in.  After this healing period, a post (called an abutment) is screwed onto the implant and your general dentist can make a crown that goes on top of the post.  These days, implant surgery is very easy to handle and a temporary prosthesis can be made so that you will always have teeth in your smile line during the healing phase.  

Implants are also very helpful to secure dentures.  They provide the denture with exceptional stability so they do not move around when you eat or when your tongue moves.  Sometimes just two to four implants are all you need to secure a complete denture.  This will drastically improve your quality of life because you will be able to eat and function without having to worry about a denture that moves around.  

Dr. Dastoor has trained with the very best implant surgeons in the world and is always obtaining advanced continuing education so that he can offer the most up to date and effective ways to care for his patients.  He works very closely with your referring doctor in order to make the entire implant process as smooth as possible.