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Restore Fully Functional Beauty to Your Smile

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may struggle to chew and to speak clearly. You might feel embarrassed to show your full smile in pictures or worry about the impression you’re making in social and professional situations. Over time, missing teeth can lead to changes in the shape of your face, making you appear older than you are. Traditional dentures are a good solution for some people, but they can slip, shift, or fall out and may require uncomfortable adhesives to stay in place.

You shouldn’t have to skip your favorite foods or hold back when you laugh. We want you to fully enjoy great dental health with lasting, stable tooth replacements. Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, dental implants can restore your dental health and your confidence, while preventing your jawbone from shrinking to help you keep the youthful shape of your face! Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing teeth.

Our team at Amazing Dental Solutions has training and experience to provide dental implants in Houston, TX like no one else can. Using cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we can give you dental implants that will look and feel like your own natural teeth. No goop required!

Common Questions About Implants


What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is made up of three parts: a titanium or ceramic post, an abutment and a restoration. Built to function like natural tooth roots, dental implants provide bone support and a stable foundation for a single dental crown, a dental bridge, a denture or a full arch prosthesis.


What makes dental implants “the gold standard”?

We take pride in helping your child achieve and maintain proper oral health. We provide exams and cleanings, x-rays, dental sealants, fluoride treatment, and monitor the development of oral structures like the jaw and teeth. We encourage you to bring your child to the dentist early to prevent negative associations and develop lasting oral hygiene habits.


What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have achieved a consistently high success rate (over 95%) since their introduction decades ago. Since then, even greater success has been achieved through a combination of surgical technology, high-quality materials, clinical experience and long-term maintenance.


Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Many patients are candidates for dental implants already, or they can qualify after receiving preparatory treatments like bone grafting and tooth extractions. Candidacy is more accurately determined after a comprehensive consultation and evaluation with an implant dentist.


How much does treatment cost?

The cost of dental implants is based on many factors, including how many teeth are missing and for how long, the types of materials used, and what additional procedures are needed. Our team can help you apply for dental financing and will file insurance claims on your behalf to help you afford treatment.


What is dental implant surgery like?

With advanced surgical technology, modern dental implant placement is efficient and precise. Often, the procedure can be completed in just a few hours using patient-fitted surgical guides. The length of your surgery depends on several factors, but no matter how long it takes, you’ll remain comfortable throughout the procedure.


Will surgery be painful?

Dental implant surgery is completed while you are under sedation. You will feel no pain, and you may even sleep lightly through your procedure! In fact, most patients have no memory of their appointment or the procedure.


What is the recovery like?

Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, and it’s recommended that you rest for a few days after your appointment. Patients generally report minor discomfort that can be mitigated with over-the-counter medication. You can return to normal activities after one week. A soft food diet is required for the next several months while the implants integrate with your jawbone.


How long is the treatment process?

Dental implant treatment can range from a few months to over a year. In many cases, implants can be surgically placed soon after the consultation and treatment plan are complete. For patients needing bone grafting, this may be a separate procedure requiring several months of healing before dental implant surgery. After dental implants are placed, healing can take three or more months before optimal integration is achieved and a final restoration can be permanently attached. In many cases, patients can wear a temporary restoration during healing.


How do I care for dental implants?

Dental implants are cared for just like natural teeth and require no special maintenance. Brush twice a day and floss once a day. Depending on your restoration, a water flosser may be needed to ensure all food debris is removed.


How do I care for dental implants?

Dental implants are cared for just like natural teeth and require no special maintenance. Brush twice a day and floss once a day. Depending on your restoration, a water flosser may be needed to ensure all food debris is removed.


Do I need dental checkups?

Yes, you should still maintain your routine dental appointments. Dental implant restorations are resistant to decay, but they can still develop peri-implantitis. This infection of the gums around the implants develops as a result of bacteria from plaque and tartar buildup. You should maintain your regular dental hygiene routine and see your dentist every six months.


How long can I expect dental implants to last?

Dental implants are designed to last for decades, and they have the potential to last for the rest of your life. Surgical technology and clinical experience, along with your health habits, ultimately affect the longevity of your implants. Choosing an experienced implant team like ours at Amazing Dental Solutions provides more precise and accurate surgery that better guarantees the long-term success of your treatment.

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