Katy and Fulshear TX Dental Implants
For dental implants in Katy and Fulshear, TX, turn to the restorative dentistry specialists at Avalon Dental Group. Keep your smile looking beautiful with implants from award-winning Katy and Fulshear Dentist. Restore missing teeth before more serious dental issues develop.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can also be used to anchor dentures or to provide abutment teeth for dental bridges. When you have missing teeth, dental implants are often the most effective means for replacing them, providing stability, better oral health and better aesthetics than more traditional methods of tooth replacement.
Missing teeth are more than a blemish on your smile. Tooth loss can cause a variety of dental problems. Missing teeth can open the door to gum infection from food particles and bacteria accumulating on the adjoining teeth. Shifting can also result, as those adjoining teeth lose the support of the missing teeth. When your teeth turn or lean out of alignment, food traps are created. These areas are difficult to keep clean and free from plaque buildup.
When plaque builds up, it can lead to gingivitis, dental decay and other dental problems. All these issues can be avoided when missing teeth are restored with dental implants. In addition to eliminating the problems to adjacent teeth, dental implants also promote bone growth and keep the bone healthy and strong. You have some very attractive dental implant treatment options at Avalon Dental Group in Katy, TX.
Dental implants are a restorative dentistry treatment to replace missing teeth. Katy dental implants offer a strong, durable and permanent means of restoring your dental structure with natural looking crowns placed over the anchors.
The work is done in two stages; a minor surgical procedure is the first step. This involves the placement of the anchor that will serve as the root of the replacement tooth. The implant is a screw-like device made from biocompatible titanium. It is placed in the bone in a precise manner. The implant is allowed to integrate with the bone over a few months to provide a strong, stable anchor.
The second stage involves placing the crown on the dental implant. The crown is an artificial tooth formed to look and function like the natural tooth it replaces. After the implant has fully integrated with the bone, a permanent crown is created. This is placed on an abutment, which is the piece added to the implant to hold the finished crown.
Your Katy and Fulshear dentist will use a temporary crown to hold the place and keep teeth from shifting as your permanent crown is being crafted at our lab. On a follow-up visit, the permanent crown is then installed and cemented into place.
Complete Implant Dentistry
Dentures supported by implants are superior to traditional removable dentures. With dental implants, your dentures are locked into place. You no longer have to worry about your dentures becoming loose over time, falling out or dislodging when speaking or laughing—no more dental adhesives or pastes to keep your dentures secure. You will be able to enjoy all your favorite foods without fear of losing your dentures or having bits of food underneath, causing discomfort.
Implant-supported dentures can give you self-confidence and a sense of freedom that is difficult to maintain with removable dentures. Smile, laugh and eat with full confidence when your dentures are secured with dental implants.
Katy dental implants are a more permanent solution that can restore the natural shape of the patient’s face, protect bone and last a lifetime with periodic adjustments. Your Katy dentist will consult with you on available options and discuss the procedures for each dental implant treatment to identify the restorative dentistry solution that works best for you. Contact our Katy dentistry office today to schedule an appointment with our dental implants expert for you or a family member.
Meet our Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Michael Azer
Michel Azer, DDS Periodontist
Dr. Michel Azer completed his training at Boston University in Periodontology and Advanced Dental Implant Surgery. He then remained in academia and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor for the Post-Doctoral Periodontal program to become the youngest faculty in his department. He then moved to Houston which is now home for him and his family. He specializes in cosmetic implant dentistry, full mouth reconstruction surgeries and treatment of gum disease.
Apart from his outstanding clinical skills, Dr. Azer also lectures nationally and internationally with a focus on esthetic dentistry. He currently holds a core faculty position in the dental implantology diploma for the Australasian College of Dental Practitioners. As a chief resident in Boston University, his research on periodontal disease and diabetes was awarded the Richard Stallard Award and was a nationwide finalist for the prestigious Balint Orban Award.
Dr. Azer is a board certified periodontist and dental implant specialist. He is also a member of Great Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association board, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.