Dental Implants

William D. Davies, DDS

General Dentist located in Pasadena, TX

Up to 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Whether from injury, decay, or something else, missing teeth can hurt your health and your confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and they look natural. William D. Davies, DDS, and his team in Pasadena, Texas, are experts in dental implants. Learn more and find out if dental implants are right for you by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth and roots that replace teeth you have lost due to damage, decay, or injury. Implants act as replacement tooth roots that secure false teeth inside your mouth. The false teeth are made to match your natural teeth for a perfect look.

Implanted roots are made of titanium and surgically inserted into your jawbone. The artificial root bonds with your jawbone, creating a secure post for a false tooth. The titanium implant is fitted with a connector, called an abutment.

On top of the abutment, Dr. Davies places a crown, or an artificial tooth. Dr. Davies and his team work with you to select an implant that matches the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth to seamlessly fill in your smile.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth. They’re a permanent solution to missing teeth, improving oral health and boosting confidence.

Because dental implants fuse with your jawbone, they encourage healthy bone and gum growth. Implants can help keep your remaining natural teeth healthy because they don’t rely on existing teeth for support.

Dental implants often make talking and eating easier. They don’t shift like dentures can, and they aren’t uncomfortable. Dental implants are durable and long-lasting. With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they’re easy to care for. After your implant procedure and your mouth has healed, you care for implants just like natural teeth. Simply brush and floss two times a day and make sure you get regular dental cleanings.

What is getting a dental implant like?

Dr. Davies and his team help you decide if dental implants are right for you. They perform a complete oral exam and talk with you about your goals. If you choose dental implant treatment, you’ll have impressions taken of your teeth and your false tooth will be created in a lab.

After your initial appointment, you come in for implant placement. Dr. Davies surgically inserts the titanium rod that serves as the tooth root during implant placement. In the following weeks, your body heals and your jawbone grows around the rod.

After your gums heal, you return to the office for the implant crown to be fitted. Dr. Davies places the abutment and fits your artificial tooth onto the rod. Every implant is custom-made for a perfect fit.

You don’t have to live with missing teeth. Make an appointment with Dr. Davies and his team to learn more about dental implants. Call the office or request a consultation online today to get started.