Many people naturally have questions about Dental Implants.
Dental Implants are most like natural teeth and actually can be less of a hassle to maintain than your natural teeth!
But there are a lot of options out there – perhaps you need a single tooth implant, or a full arch.
Let us help you find out which option is best for you.Give Us a Call!
Practicing for over 25 years in Katy, Dr. Long can help you regain that confident smile back.
Benefits of Our Office:
- Free Consultations
- Free Second Opinions
- Everything Done in Our Office – No need to go elsewhere for specialty implant procedures
Whether you need a sinus lift or bone grafting, we do all procedures in our office. We even do 3-D xray imaging so you don’t have to go elsewhere to get a scan prior to your implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to either restore missing teeth and/or used to help stop and prevent jaw bone loss. Dental implants are also a more natural and convenient alternative to having removable or complete dentures. Dental implants provide patients with a permanent and easy to clean solution to their teeth problems. Along with improving one’s smile, implants also help to stabilize mouth and facial structures. Dental implants involves a safe procedure and results in strong and durable teeth to allow you to consume all of the food you love to eat.
Reasons for Dental Implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Resolve over bite or under bite problems caused by the shifting of teeth
- Stop and prevent jaw bone loss
- Replace crooked, painful, or loose teeth
- Resolve swollen gum issues
- Resolve various injury or trauma related issues
If you are experiencing broken teeth or excessive decay, you may be in need of a porcelain crown as opposed to a dental implant.
A crown is a covering that encloses the entire tooth’s outer surface in order to repair it to its original shape and size. A tooth that can no longer be restored using filling or other types of restorations is best resolved with a crown that is used to protect and strengthen the tooth structure. There are several different types of porcelain crowns. Usually the most popular ones are tooth colored crowns, resembling your natural teeth. It’s necessary to use a crown when teeth are too damaged for a filling to hold. Depending on the severity of the damaged tooth, the dentist will recommend a partial crown or a complete crown as the best option for you. Porcelain crowns can help give you back the confidence you’ve been missing.
If you are in need of either dental implants or porcelain crowns, be sure to give us a call here at Dr. James D. Long located in Katy, Texas. We offer a safe and comfortable environment to assist you with your dental needs.
Call 281-693-6400 to schedule your appointment today!