At the office of Steven Wolfson, DDS, dental implants are one of our specialties. Dental implants are used to permanently replace missing teeth, and because Dr. Steven Wolfson has received special training in implant dentistry and works with a specialist, you can rest assured that your implants will produce beautiful, satisfactory results.
Our team is pleased to offer a variety of dental implant treatments, including implant crowns, implant abutments, single implants and implant bridges. Also, our practice offers patients the option of implant-supported dentures, including All-on-4® and All-on-Six® treatments. We invite you to contact our office at 713-789-1225 to learn more about dental implants in Houston, Texas, and to visit with Dr. Steven Wolfson about our specific implant treatments.
Dental implants are permanent restoration options that can last for a lifetime when cared for properly. The implant is different from other dental restorations, such as bridges or dentures, because it simulates the root and crown of the tooth, making a more stable restoration and helping to preserve bone mass in the jawbone.
A dental implant is made up of three main parts: the post, the abutment and the restoration.
- The post is a small titanium or composite-material screw that is inserted into the jaw. This is the part of the restoration that acts as the root of your new tooth. After the post is placed, we will need to wait for your mouth to heal and fully bond with the post before moving onto the next steps.
- After the healing period is completed, we will place the abutment, which acts as a connecting point for the post and the restoration. The abutment also helps seal the space between your gums and the implant, keeping you safe from the bacteria in your mouth.
- Finally, the restoration is what completes the implant. This is the part of the restoration that acts as the surface of your tooth and includes crowns, bridges and implant-supported dentures.
If you are interested in receiving a new, healthy smile, contact us today! Our team will be happy to tell you even more about dental implants and help you know if this restoration option is right for you.