Effective Dental Implants in West Houston

West Houston dental implantsMissing teeth can not only prevent you from sharing your smile but also negatively impact your quality of life. At Woodlake Family Dental, we're passionate about improving your oral health and confidence through high-quality dental implants. If you're ready to take the first step toward a permanent option to replace your missing teeth, we're the place for you.

Our practice has the privilege of providing dental implants to West Houston, Memorial, and Belaire residents. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer implant placement, restoration, and pretreatment all under one roof. Contact us today to schedule your next visit!


What Are Dental Implants?

West Houston dental implant servicesDental implants are artificial posts composed of body-safe materials like titanium and titanium alloy. They permanently replace one or more missing teeth to restore functionality and improve your appearance. Dental implants consist of three parts:

  1. Implant Post
  2. Abutment
  3. Restoration

The procedure begins by surgically placing the implant post into your jawbone. Next, the abutment is attached to the post and rests just above your gum line. Finally, your restoration is connected to the abutment for a secure and natural-looking replacement tooth.

Our One-Stop-Shop Approach

We understand how challenging it can be to get referred out for services. That's why our practice provides everything you need for your dental implant under one roof. We work with a trusted oral surgeon in our building to provide placement and pretreatment procedures. Our reception staff can simultaneously schedule appointments for a seamless experience that doesn't stress your schedule to make things easier for you. We are open to answering any of your questions so that you feel informed and in control every step of the way.

Sedation Dentistry for a Relaxing Visit

Some patients can feel anxious and uncertain about oral surgery. As such, we offer nitrous oxide sedation to help our patients get the care they need. Nitrous oxide is a gas administered through a mask placed over your nose. Not only does it reduce stress, but it can improve comfort. In addition, the effects wear off soon after your procedure and won't leave you feeling groggy.

Providing the Pretreatment You Need

Our dentist may deem it necessary for you to undergo pretreatment before receiving your dental implants. We'll use a CBCT scanner during your evaluation, which provides high-quality images of your teeth, tissue, blood vessels, and nerve pathways. Whether you need a tooth extracted or a sinus lift, our practice can meet your needs to get you back on track as soon as possible. Our extensive pretreatment offerings include:

Bone Grafts: If your jawbone is weak or brittle, it won't be able to support your dental implant against daily chewing pressure. A bone graft adds a small piece of bone to a targeted area of your jawbone to reinforce it and create a durable base for implantation.

Sinus Lifts: A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that places additional bone in your upper jaws. This procedure targets your molars and premolars. The sinus membrane is lifted to make room for new bone to be added, providing more room for implant placement.

Tooth Extractions: At Woodlake Family Dental, one of our highest priorities is saving as much of your natural teeth as possible. However, removing a decayed or damaged tooth may be necessary to receive your dental implant. Once your tooth is removed, the dental implant will replace it from root to crown.

Our Extensive Restorative Options

Our dentist will sit down with you to determine which of our implant-supported restorative options is right for you. The number of missing teeth and your personal preferences can both influence your restoration.

Crowns: A crown is an excellent option for replacing a single tooth. We'll match the color of your crown to those of your remaining teeth for a natural appearance. An additional benefit to a crown is that it doesn't take long to get used to how it feels, allowing you to enjoy its benefits immediately.

Bridges: Implant-supported bridges replace up to three missing teeth in a row. Typically, a bridge requires two implant posts for a firm fit. Bridges also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place and causing more serious dental issues.

Dentures: If you're looking for the functionality of implants and the comfort of dentures, implant-supported dentures are for you. They can replace up to an entire arch of missing teeth. In addition, they don't require as much upkeep as traditional dentures because you can care for them like your natural teeth.

All-on-Four: We're proud to offer all-on-four dentures. This restoration requires only four implant posts to replace an entire arch of teeth, which shortens dental appointments and your time in the exam chair.

Excellent West Houston Dental Implant Services

At Woodlake Family Dental, our staff is here to help you get the smile of your dreams. We provide high-quality dental implant placement, restorations, and pretreatments. Call us today to book your consultation and get the West Houston dental implant services you deserve!



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