Tooth loss can have dramatic consequences for your health, oral function, and self-confidence. Traditional reconstructive solutions have been around for many years, but many patients find themselves dissatisfied by how unnatural the result is. With the transformative power of dental implants, patients at Tamborello & Bowen Dentistry can finally regain what was lost – a strong, seamlessly lifelike smile that will last. Contact our Houston, TX practice today if you’d like to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Donald Tamborello or Dr. Shane Bowen. New patients are always welcome from the areas of River Oaks, Braes Heights, West University, Upper Kirby, Bellaire, Montrose, and beyond.
So why are dental implants the best choice for your smile? It’s simple – unlike other solutions, they replicate the entire structure of your natural tooth, from the crown (the white part) down to the root beneath the gum line. Because the root stimulates the jawbone and helps maintain its health, this allows patients to avoid the deterioration and damaged facial appearance that can occur over time with more traditional options.
Patients will need to have generally good oral health and an adequate amount of jawbone density to successfully support implants; if these conditions aren’t met, our team may recommend additional procedures. Then, it will be time to place your new implant(s). Many dentists have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this procedure; thankfully, our central Houston team can provide it right here in-office for maximum convenience and comfort. Once you’ve successfully healed, you’ll return to our office so we can design and place custom restorations on top of the new implants completing your procedure.
In cases of single implants, an all-ceramic crown can beautifully replenish the lost shape and structure without forcing patients to sacrifice the health of nearby natural teeth. However, this method can become costly if there are several teeth in need of replacement. That’s why Dr. Tamborello and Dr. Bowen typically recommend an alternative: implant-retained prosthetics. These custom-made appliances are similar in appearance to bridges and dentures, but they’re designed to fit directly onto your placed implants creating a much sturdier and more lifelike fit. Both fixed and removable options are available depending on the patient’s personal preference.