Tooth loss is a common problem for many Americans today. As people age, they become more prone to losing teeth to periodontitis or decay. Dental trauma that results in the loss of a tooth tends to be common across all age groups. Unfortunately, after the loss of one or more teeth, patients may feel self-conscious about their appearance, they have an increased risk of periodontitis and tooth decay and their dental health may suffer.
Do you suffer from missing or damaged teeth that cannot be saved or have a poor prognosis? Would you like to restore the health and normal function of your teeth and mouth? At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, we offer dental implants for patients with missing teeth or teeth that need to be replaced once extracted. Not only do our dental implants improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile, but they can also improve speaking, eating and even fill out your face.
Dental implants look, feel, and work just like natural teeth. Furthermore, implants can last a lifetime when patients maintain them properly. The essence of implants is in the titanium posts that support them. These posts are inserted surgically into the jawbone, where they heal over a period of several months until they have fully integrated with the bone tissue. After this period, an abutment will be attached to the implant so that the restoration process can be completed. For patients whose jaw bone density is insufficient at first, your Houston dentist may recommend bone grafting before the dental implant procedure to increase the bone mass before implant surgery.
At Antoine Dental Center we are proud to offer multiple dental implant options depending on eligibility and goals. These options include:
Implants offer a look that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth and can provide you with years of service. They are comfortable, easy to use and easy to clean. Most of our patients also enjoy improved dental health after their implants have been placed. The implants help protect the jawbone and maintain proper tooth spacing, which eliminates the shifting and tilting that so often occurs after a tooth has been lost.
You may benefit from dental implants if you have good dental health, good general health and are interested in a permanent solution to your tooth loss. If you are missing one or more teeth, we can help. Contact our local Houston dental office today! Our expert in dental implants in Houston will work with you to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Dr. Nazari is a Houston dentist with 18 years of experience serving Houston area patients. His career began as a pharmacist after graduating from Texas Southern University in 1991. He then decided to pursue dentistry, eventually graduating with honors and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch in 1998. In 2000, Dr. Nazari envisioned an all-in-one dental health center that could serve patients of all ages with a variety of dental and orthodontic services. That is when he founded Antoine Dental Center, which has since served thousands of patients in the greater Houston area.
Dr. Nazari teaches that oral health is best facilitated with comprehensive preventative care. He believes it is never too late for a healthy, beautiful smile. His dedication to excellent care has led him to complete over 1,800 hours of continuing education, with more than 500 hours in orthodontics, occlusion and TMJ correction alone. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He holds certificates in orthodontics, implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, and he is a Kois Center graduate. When he is not in the office, Dr. Nazari can be found reading or swimming with his wife and two children, Camyar and Ava. They also enjoy a good movie from time to time.