Durable® Dental Implants in Katy, TX!

Have missing teeth made it difficult for you to eat, speak, or smile around others with confidence and ease? At Elyson Family Dental, we understand how one or more missing teeth can negatively impact many areas of a patient’s life, including their overall oral health and confidence. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or our other tooth-replacement methods, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with our team, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants are a very popular choice for replacing missing teeth. Since they are implanted into the jawbone, they tend to feel more like natural teeth when it comes to talking and chewing. They also help to keep the jawbone strong and healthy and maintain the natural shape of the patient’s face, as missing teeth can cause the jawbone to deteriorate and lead to the lower half of the face appearing sunken in. There are also no food restrictions or special dental care that is required to take care of dental implants.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants frequently last a lifetime, which is another reason why they are a popular tooth-replacement method. Dental implant failure can occur, which is when an implant is unable to fuse with the jawbone properly, and it must be removed. Once the recovery period is over and an implant has fused with the bone, however, the odds of implant failure fall substantially, and it is likely that the implant will not need to be removed or replaced. Implant crowns last an average of 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced due to wear and tear.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

While we always hope that anyone who wants one or more dental implants can receive them, not everyone is a great candidate for implants. If your jawbone has become weak and a bone graft procedure cannot be performed, we may suggest an alternative tooth-replacement method like a dental bridge. Patients should also be in general good health and nonsmokers or willing to quit smoking for several weeks. Schedule a dental implant consultation with our team today to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants!