Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease or periodontal disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. Twenty years ago, people had no other alternative but to choose a fixed bridge or removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Today the Specialists at Uptown can offer patients the most advanced treatment – dental implants. We have changed hundreds of people’s lives with dental implants. Dental Implants have revolutionized dentistry over the last 25 years. The practice of implant dentistry requires an experienced dental team to provide patients with the very best care. The doctors at our Center have been involved with this consistently evolving dental procedure with decades of experience. Their experience exceeds most dentists due to their special training and experience in Prosthodontics. Dr. Velasco and our staff continues to advance our knowledge every time there is a new discovery in dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implant component diagram
A dental implant replaces the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, implants are integrated in the jawbone and are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures with a variety of techniques. Implants are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong, biocompatible and not rejected by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most commonly used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joints. Dental implants have proven to be highly successful once placed securely by specially trained dentists.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
No matter the age of a person there is a dental implant solution for you. This dental procedure is the solution of choice for people of all ages, even those with existing medical conditions, gum disease or problem teeth, currently wearing partials or dentures, smokers, or bone loss. Implant tooth replacement in children is usually deferred until jaw growth is complete. There are, however, some instances when a dental implant may be appropriate, such as when it is part of the child’s orthodontic treatment plan. Dental procedures that can be performed or improved with dental implants are:
- Teeth in an HOUR
- Cosmetic Single Tooth Replacement
- Fixed Implant Dentures
- Removable Implant Dentures
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, our dentists at Uptown Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, in Houston, Texas work with a specialized team to complete your dental implant treatment. Call our office directly at 713-960-1017 or contact our team today for your FREE Dental Implant Consultation.