Getting a Dental Implant to Better Your Smile

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If there is an unfortunate accident or infection in the tooth, you may need your tooth extracted. This can be repaired with the installment of a dental implant! Dr. Jose Lopez and our dental professionals here in Houston, Texas, strive to give you the care you need to live your life comfortably as well as speak and eat functionally.

Getting a dental implant allows for the restoration of one or more missing teeth to create a stable and permanent tooth that will last for years to come. This procedure is not long, occurring in a single outpatient appointment so you don’t have to stick around. It’s simple: first, an incision is made in your gums, then a small channel drilled into the jawbone, and the implant is screwed into the opening.

This implant screw is made of titanium, a durable metal that allows osseointegration to occur (fusion with the bone). The opening is sutured and you are sent home with aftercare instructions. Sometimes an assisting tooth restoration is needed (crown, denture, bridge) depending on the type of implant.

Call JF Lopez, DDS, MD, RPh, PA today for a consultation or to schedule an appointment to determine whether you need a dental implant. Our dental professionals in Houston, Texas, are more than happy to provide you your dental care needs, so call 713-622-8607 today!