What are Implant-Stabilized Dentures?

Houston dentures secured with implants

Imagine being able to replace your missing teeth with dentures that are so stable, they seem more like natural teeth than ordinary dentures ever could. With implant-supported dentures from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX, you don’t have to imagine!

Anyone who wears ordinary dentures knows how difficult it is to keep them secure in the mouth. Everyday things like eating and speaking. That’s not an issue with implant-supported dentures.

The reason for that is that they are secured in the mouth by dental implants, which themselves are part of the jaw. Implants are metal posts that are placed in the jaw. Within a few months of placement they actually fuse with the bone and become a solid foundation for a dental arch.

Patients with implant-supported dentures:

  • Can eat virtually anything
  • Rarely need them adjusted
  • Have more confidence
  • Have an improved quality of life

Millions of Americans have already benefitted from dental implants. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX, we’ve placed them in patients from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein, who also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

full mouth reconstruction North Tomball

Do you have severe tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post is for North Tomball area residents whose mouths are in a world of hurt.

First off, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental issues influence you every day of your life.

Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, pleasing smile or give you the remarkable smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that impact your life?

Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that occurs when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.

Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term which refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with numerous damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include any combination of the following procedures: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, and tooth whitening.

Dental implants are commonly the best tooth replacement for The Gentle Art of Dentistry patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be performed to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a durable foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from initial teeth in both form and function.

If you currently have dentures, talk to us about implant-anchored full or partial dentures. Significant improvements can be made even if you only get two or three tooth implants.

Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can correct a bite misalignment and is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

The Gentle Art of Dentistry offers a full menu of cosmetic dental care including total mouth reconstruction. Cosmetic dentistry may be more cost-effective than you think. Talk to us about financing or a multi-procedure treatment schedule that allows you to pay as you go. Restoring a healthy smile may be the best investment you ever make.

 

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

Houston Top Cosmetic dentist

Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. There are lots of nicknames for teeth, and that’s okay; we use them all the time, at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston. Whatever you call them, take good care of them so they last!

Making time in your busy day to brush and floss is a habit that will pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque buildup, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath.

Brushing and flossing twice a day will help keep your teeth looking their best, too. A clean mouth is a happy mouth!

Another key to good dental health is regular checkups. On average, we recommend seeing us twice a day. In addition to checking your teeth and gums, each checkup also includes a screening for oral cancer. As they saying goes, that alone is worth the price of admission.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. People from East Spring, West Cypress, and Klein come to our office for general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Amazing Dental Implants

Cosmetic DentistryDental implants are an ideal tooth replacement for people who are missing one or more of their natural teeth, and you can get implants at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston.

A dental implant is a metal post, usually titanium, that is inserted into the bone to replace the missing root. For a single implant, a crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post.

Multiple dental implants, usually four, are enough to support a set of dentures.

The reason titanium is most often used is that it is so well-tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. Dental  implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss.

Are you a good candidate for implant surgery? Because the titanium post is anchored into the jaw bone, it is important that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. We can determine if you do. Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for people of all ages.

To find out more about dental implants from The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, please give our office a call. We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8029

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

Houston teeth whitening

If you would like to improve your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with The Gentle Art of Dentistry. Our cosmetic dentistry makes positive changes to smiles every single day.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

Teeth whitening is one of the most populsar cosmetic dentistry procedures wse offer. A whiter smile can change your life dramatically. Many of our patients feel more self-confident in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We have two options: in-office teeth whitening, which can whiten your smile in a single office visit, and take-home whitening kits, which whiten teeth over several weeks. Both options surpass any over-the-counter products you’ll find at the store.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of problems including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gumline, and even missing teeth.

At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. We also offer general dentistry to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

Contact The Gentle Art of Dentistry:

281-469-8026

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

102 Vintage Park Blvd, Suite D
Houston, Texas
77070

 

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