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Syed Khalid, D.D.S., M.S.Board Certified Periodontist
4450 Baytown Central Blvd.Baytown, TX 77521281-427-5118 | 281-428-8529 fax

Syed Khalid, D.D.S., M.S.Board Certified Periodontist
4450 Baytown Central Blvd.Baytown, TX 77521281-427-5118 | 281-428-8529 fax


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Professional Periodontics and Dental Implants in Baytown

Baytown Periodontics And Dental Implants

Replacing Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants

When you're missing several teeth, you have the option of replacing them with a partial denture, implant-supported crowns, or implant-supported bridges.
Two or three implants can be placed adjacent to each other to retain multiple crowns. An implant-supported bridge is a structure similar to a traditional dental bridge, with the exception that it is supported by implants rather than natural teeth. Often there will be an implant for each tooth that is replaced, and the crowns may be attached to each other for greater pressure distribution and stability.

Dental implants are the modern alternative. Instead of cutting down two perfectly healthy teeth, your periodontist inserts a dental implant into the jawbone to replace your missing tooth root. The implant becomes solidly fixed into your jawbone (osseointegration). Your general dentist then places a crown onto this artificial tooth root that looks, feels, and functions like your natural tooth.
Put simply, dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth.

Dental Implants Advantages

The use of implants provides several advantages over partial dentures

No bone loss or refitting needed

With partial dentures, the lack of tooth roots (or implants) deprives the jaw of the stimulation needed to maintain optimum bone levels. This causes bone loss and can lead to other problems in your jaw. In addition, it often necessitates another visit to the dentist to refit the dentures to new jaw contours.

Implants don't have to be taken out and cleaned

Partial dentures require adhesives to attach them to the gums, a substance that can be messy and sometimes doesn't work well at all. The fixed-in nature of dental implants is often a relief to those who've struggled with finding an adhesive that will make their dentures stay in place.

Dental implants don't irritate your gums

Partial dentures that slip and slide can cause sore and irritated gums.
After the initial recovery from dental implantation, soreness and irritation become a thing of the past.

You'll also never have to get up in the morning and “put in your teeth” before facing the world!

The Best Option For You in Baytown, TX

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