Dental implants offer the strongest, most reliable, and only permanent solution for tooth replacement. With dental implants, The Woodlands dentist Dr. Scott Young can address the loss of a tooth’s root, not simply the loss of the tooth itself – allowing for preservation of jaw structure along with full functional and aesthetic restoration. During your initial consultation, Dr. Young will carefully assess your smile to determine if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry or if you would benefit more from another tooth replacement solution.
To schedule your dental implant consultation, please contact us online or by calling (281) 367-5559 today. Dr. Young provides implant dentistry services to men and women living in The Woodlands, Houston and surrounding Texas communities.
Dental Implant Advantages
We have many options for replacing your missing teeth, but dental implants are the best. That’s because dental implants
- Look like natural teeth
- Allow you to eat all your favorite foods
- Require no special care
- Can last a lifetime
Dental implants look more like your natural teeth than other tooth replacement options. That’s because they’re embedded in your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. This allows your natural gums to grow up around the replacement tooth, just as with natural teeth.
Some foods are notoriously hard to eat with dentures. Many people find their diets are dramatically limited when they’re wearing dentures, but since dental implants are integrated into your jawbone, you can enjoy a full range of foods, including fruits, vegetables, and meats.
Dental implants also have the benefit that they require no special care: just brush, floss, and make your regular dental visits.
And if you care for your dental implants properly, they can easily last a lifetime (studies lasting 10, 20, and 30 years confirm a 90-95% survival rate).
How Dental Implants Work
Tooth replacement options such as dentures and dental bridges address missing teeth by placing restorations on top of the gums. This prevents adjacent teeth from shifting and restores some strength and appearance, but cannot provide a lasting solution. By contrast, dental implants are inserted into the jaw where they replace the missing tooth’s root, making them the only solution capable of preserving facial structure by preventing the reabsorption of minerals in the jaw. This is one of the most beneficial of all dental implant advantages.
Once inserted into the jaw, implants undergo the process of osseointegration during which they are accepted by the body as a new tooth root. Not only does this allow for continued signals that bone is needed in that area of the jaw, it produces a nearly indestructible foundation for restorations such as tooth crowns, dental bridges, or even full dentures. Providing you take the time to maintain your dental implants, they should last a lifetime.
Why Choose Us
Dr. Young is an LVI-trained implant dentist with over 15 years of experience. Dedicated to the absolute comfort and ultimate satisfaction of each of our patients, Dr. Young takes all the time necessary to plan, perform, and restore dental implants, helping ensure optimal results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Young would be happy to answer any questions about implant dentistry that you may have and to help you determine if this tooth replacement solution is suitable for your needs.
Dr. Young also utilizes neuromuscular dentistry to ensure that your dental implants aren’t subjected to excess force that could contribute to a failure of the implant or restoration. Neuromuscular dentistry is an ideal complement to cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry.