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More and more dental patients are choosing to replace missing teeth with dental implants. Dentists prefer implants for a variety of reasons. When a single tooth needs to be replaced, a dental implant provides a beautiful, natural-looking replacement. Dental implants can also be used to support bridge work and dentures. They provide stability and a more natural look than traditional methods of tooth replacement. In addition to looking better, implants also help keep your bone healthy.

There are three main components to the dental implant: the body, the abutment and the crown. The body is the actual part that is implanted into the jawbone. It is a titanium post that is biocompatible. The post must be placed with precision into the correct spot. Once placed, it must then be allowed to integrate with the bone. This can take several months.

When the implant area has healed sufficiently, the abutment is placed on the titanium post. After the abutment is in place, a porcelain crown is permanently attached to it. The crown is crafted to match your natural teeth, and it meets with the gumline. The end result is a natural looking tooth. Avalon Dental Group provides you with dental implants that look so real, it is difficult to distinguish the implant from your natural teeth.

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Dental implants can also be used to support dentures. Traditional removable dentures have certain disadvantages. Food can become trapped underneath the denture, causing pain or discomfort. Removable dentures also need to be relined from time to time in order to maintain a good fit. Many people need to use adhesive pastes or powders to keep their traditional dentures from falling out or becoming dislodged while eating or speaking.

Implant supported dentures have none of these issues. In fact, dentures anchored by implants give you the security that is unmatched by traditional dentures. Implant supported dentures are locked into place. They will not move or become dislodged. You can eat all your favorite foods. Enjoy speaking and laughing without worry. Say goodbye to those messy adhesives.

You will feel more confident and have a greater sense of freedom with implant supported dentures. Contact Avalon Dental Group to schedule a consultation appointment so you can learn about the advantages of dental implants.

Meet our Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Michael Azer

Dr. 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.

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