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Improved Option for Tooth Loss

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss caused by gum disease, injury and tooth decay. At one time, the only option for tooth loss was bridges and dentures.

Fortunately, the dental industry has seen improvements in technology, and dental implants are now available.

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What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that provides a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants are highly important because they replace your tooth root and serve as an anchor for replacement teeth, protecting your gums and bone.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

Implant benefits:

  • Improve your appearance: Dental implants not only look and feel like your own teeth, they also fuse with bone for a more permanent solution to tooth loss.

  • Improve your comfort levels: Implants become a part of your mouth and eliminate the discomfort of dentures.

  • Improve your speech ability: Dentures can slip and cause you to mumble words, yet dental implants don’t slip because they are attached to your mouth. Improve your speech with no worries!

  • Improve your oral health: Your own teeth are left intact and nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant like other options in the past. Since your teeth are left intact, this allows easier access between your teeth and allows you to easily floss and brush to improve your oral health.

  • Durability: Implants are durable and can last many years and even a lifetime with proper maintenance.

  • Convenience: Dental implants offer the convenience of being a part of your mouth and eliminate the inconvenience of having to remove dentures.

  • Easier eating: Dental implants do not slide and function like your own teeth. You can finally enjoy your favorite foods pain-free and with comfort.

  • Improve your self self-esteem: Regain your smile and feel more confident when you’re speaking!


If you would like to replace a missing tooth, please call us at (713)-636-9734 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Sharon Minott-Warren and our team at Bellaire Periodontics specialize in implants and gum health.