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If you have lost one or more teeth to an infection, accident, or extraction, a dental implant can help you restore your smile. Our dentist and team at Bruce W. Smith, DDS can help you determine if a dental implant is right for you by providing a basic review of the dental implant process.

You can enjoy simple things again with a strong smile, such as smiling, chewing your favorite food, and speaking without concern for your tooth. Placing an implant is a fairly simple process for our dentist, but he will first perform a dental exam to determine if the right restorative treatment for you is a dental implant.

During the first appointment to place a dental implant, Dr. Bruce W. Smith creates an incision in g the gums to form a channel directly to the jawbone so that we can drill a hole for the titanium crew. We will ensure that you are kept completely comfortable during the process. By using titanium to create your dental implant post, we can ensure the material is durable and biocompatible with your smile so that the bone can fuse with the implant in a process known as osseointegration.

Once the dental implant is healed, Dr. Bruce W. Smith can offer a variety of dental restorations such as a denture, bridge, or crown to enhance the function and appearance of the implant. To learn if you would benefit from a dental implant in Houston, Texas, and which restoration is right for your smile, call 713-529-4364 and schedule a time to visit Bruce W. Smith, DDS.