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Losing teeth, no matter the reason, is rarely a good experience. In fact, most would call it one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to deal with. Teeth are an integral part of life. You don’t notice how important they are, though, until you lose one.

The good news is that if you do lose a tooth, you’re not out of luck. Thanks to advancements in dental technology you have more options than ever before when it comes to tooth restoration. One of the most popular options is to get dental implants. Let’s take a look at that process and what you need to know.

What are they?
When you see a dentist for implants, you’ll learn that implants are nothing more than a titanium post, inserted directly into your gums. The post is then covered up with a dental crown. It’s so realistic that only a professional like Dr. Bruce Smith and Dr. Samuel Carrell will be able to tell the difference between the implant and your real teeth.

Why implants?
A question we often get here at Bruce W. Smith, DDS in Houston, Texas, is why you’d want implants. After all, getting a titanium insert in your gums doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? Well, our team will recommend these because they’re so effective at restoring the previous look and function of your real teeth.

You do have to care for your implants like you would your real teeth. Refraining from doing so will result in the same oral health problems that led to your need for implants in the first place.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call us today at 713-529-4364.