Dental Implants Pearland

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Your Pearland dentist may recommend a dental implant if you have lost a tooth or teeth because of an injury or periodontal disease. You may also be a candidate for a dental implant in Pearland if you have uncomfortable dentures and you want to try a less invasive and more convenient alternative.

Types of Teeth Implants

There are different types of tooth implants which depend on what your dentist decides is best for your situation.

  • Endosteal Dental Implant: This type of implant is more common. This dental procedure involves surgically implanting a tooth into the jawbone using screws or cylinders. A dental crown is then placed to hold the implant in place.
  • Sub-periosteal Dental Implant: For this type of dental implant, the tooth is placed on top of the jawbone rather than into it. There are metal posts that come through the gum that holds the tooth in place. While this kind of implant is not generally used, it is usually offered to patients who are not able to use conventional dentures, or do not have a large bone height.

We welcome you to visit our Pearly Whites of Pearland office so we can provide our best recommendations on what kind of implants will work best for you. Call us now to book an appointment with our dentist near you and learn more about missing tooth replacement options.