Dentist Houston Smile Restoration: Dental Implants

How Our Richmond Dentist Saves Your Smile with Dental Implants

Have you suffered from tooth loss due to dental decay or injury? Dental implants are an excellent way to get a healthy and beautiful smile once again. This restorative dental procedure allows you to regain the look and function of your natural teeth. However, this option may not be the right choice for every smile. Our Richmond dentist has some guidelines to help you understand if dental implants would be the right choice when it comes to repairing your smile. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing advanced dental treatment.
A dental implant utilizes a titanium screw that is inserted directly into the jaw. This screw attaches to a porcelain crown that looks just like a natural tooth. This implant can be used to replace one tooth, or can be used as an anchor for a bridge which can restore a row of teeth. There are a lot of ways to customize dental implants so that you can achieve the look and function of a natural smile, no matter what type of budget you are working with.
However, there are some limitations when it comes to who may be able to receive a dental implant. This is because an implant requires a healthy and strong foundation in order to be successful. Prior to treatment, our Richmond dentist will fully evaluate your oral health history and take note of any challenges that may arise when it comes to exploring this restorative option. Some oral health concerns can be treated with gum and bone grafting, but other health conditions could cause complications with treatment. Our team will work with you to determine if dental implants would be the right choice for your unique dental health. 
Typically, anyone who experiences any of the following conditions may not be able to get dental implants:
• radiation in the head or neck area
• living with chronic illness, diabetes, heart disease
• pregnant
• history of poor oral health
• smoking
• taking certain medications
Every smile is unique, so a consultation will be necessary to determine if dental implants would be the right choice for your smile. Some health conditions can create an issue with dental implants because the body may be slow to heal, or bone density may be compromised. Anything that could cause an implant to fail will deem a patient ineligible for dental implants.
Implants require several visits to our office and receiving implants is considered an advanced dental procedure. Our Richmond dentist can help you better understand if you would be able to successfully receive dental implants.
If dental implants are not an option for you, there are plenty of alternative restorative options to get you closer to the smile of your dreams. Bridges, crowns, dentures, and even bonding can all help restore your healthy and beautiful smile. Call our Richmond dentist at (713) 534-1724 to schedule a consultation so that we can help you decide which treatment plan would be right for your specific needs. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and gorgeous smile, so call our office today!