Dental Implants in Katy


Dental Implants

Natural Looking Tooth Replacement

  • Dental implants allow Dr. Lathrop to replace a missing tooth with a strong and esthetically pleasing prosthetic. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, providing decades of durable and lifelike restoration.

The Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Prosthetics that look and act like natural teeth
  • Improved facial esthetics
  • Long lasting restoration
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Dental Implants Boast a 95% Success Rate

According to recent studies conducted by the American Association or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. To see if implants are the right choice for you, talk to Dr. Lathrop today.

So Show Me, What Does a Dental Implant Look Like?

Restoration
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Restoration

A lifelike crown tops the implant, allowing you to eat and smile with confidence.

Abutment
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Abutment

This piece connects the implant post to the custom-made restoration.

Restoration
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Implant Post

Made of titanium, this biocompatible screw-like device bonds with the bone tissue, supporting your implant.

How We Can Help

Single tooth implants
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  • Single Tooth Implants

For patients missing a single tooth, Dr. Lathrop can place an individual implant. Topped with a crown, a single tooth implant functions like a natural tooth.

Implant-supported bridge
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  • Implant Supported Bridge

Traditional bridges require the loss of surrounding tooth structure for placement. An implant supported bridge can be placed directly into the missing sockets, preserving the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile.

Implant Dentures
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  • Implant Dentures

Dr. Lathrop offers a fixed alternative to removable dentures. A full or partial set of dentures will be placed onto multiple implant posts. Patients no longer need to worry about slippage during speech or meals. Implant dentures provide long lasting smile improvement, requiring fewer adjustments than traditional dentures.

Call Dr. Lathrop to Schedule Your Appointment Today

832-914-7663

Why Dental Implants Are the Best Option

When teeth are lost or so compromised that they cannot be saved with restorative dentistry treatment, replacing them with a dental implant-supported prosthesis may be the best option for your smile. The root-like posts are designed to mimic and replace the roots of your lost teeth, which serve several vital functions beyond supporting your healthy teeth. When you bite and chew, the stimulated roots of your teeth invite a healthy flow of nutrients to your jawbone. Without this stimulation, your jawbone receives fewer nutrients, which is why many patients experience jawbone degradation and facial collapse following tooth loss. With an appropriate number of dental implant posts, your single tooth implant or implant denture can reestablish the functions that keep your jawbone, smile, and facial appearance healthy and beautiful.

How Dental Implants Are Placed

Dental implant-supported restorations are comprised of three main parts: the implant posts, the abutments, and the lifelike prosthesis (i.e., dental crown, bridge, or denture).

  • Implant posts: A dental implant post is a small, root-like post made from biocompatible titanium. The post is inserted into the jawbone, which fuses to the titanium implant as it heals (a process known as osseointegration). To place your implant posts, our experts utilize advanced 3D imaging technology to precisely plan the position and angle of your dental implants.
  • Abutments: After your jawbone has healed from implant placement, which typically takes up to six months, your dentist will connect small abutments to the implant posts that extend above the gum line. These abutments allow your dentist to secure your lifelike crown, bridge, or denture to the dental implant posts.
  • Prosthesis: Once the abutments are secured to your implant posts, your dentist can attach your custom-designed replacement crown, bridge, or denture to the abutments and implant posts. Once the procedure is complete, your dental implants and lifelike prosthesis will not only rebuild your smile, but also provide the vital functions that allow your healthy teeth to support your jawbone.

Talk with Your Dentist About Implant Dentistry

After losing one or more teeth, you can restore, improve, and preserve your beautiful, healthy smile for life with an appropriate number of dental implants. To find out if you qualify for dental implants, schedule a consultation by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

A proactive approach to dentistry meets a compassionate approach to patient care.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!