Woodlands Elite Dental Partners


Advanced General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX


Implants services offered in The Woodlands, TX

Not only do missing teeth affect your appearance, but they also impact how you eat and speak and can profoundly affect your self-esteem. Arthur J. Johnson, DDS, Maria G. Liñan, DDS, and the team at Woodlands Elite Dental Partners in The Woodlands, Texas, are experts in replacing damaged or missing teeth with dental implants. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.

Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the next best thing to having your natural teeth, as they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They are an effective solution for replacing a single tooth or several teeth. 

Dental implants consist of a metal root made of titanium that your dentist skillfully implants into your upper or lower jawbone. The implant serves as the root of the prosthetic tooth. Your provider can cater to your needs and requirements at Woodlands Elite Dental Partners. 

What benefits do dental implants offer?

Dental implants are an effective and permanent method for replacing missing and severely damaged teeth. Implants offer many benefits. They:

  • Look just like natural teeth 
  • Help prevent jawbone loss
  • Help keep adjacent teeth stable
  • Function just like real teeth
  • Don’t require special care
  • Help combat gum disease and other oral health issues
  • Are a long-lasting solution
  • Help prevent premature facial sagging

Your provider installs your implant into your jawbone. The jawbone grows around the implant and holds it securely, so you don’t have to worry about your tooth falling out, as is often the case with dentures.

In addition, dental implants are a reliable and cost-effective solution for tooth replacement. 

What is it like to get dental implants?

Getting dental implants requires at least two in-office visits at Woodlands Elite Dental Partners. The first step is scheduling your oral surgery appointment with your dentist.

In the planning stage, your dentist uses CBCT imaging scans to plan for the placement of your implants. The X-ray scans allow your dentist to gain a better look at the nerve pathways, soft tissue, and bone before deciding where to place your implant strategically. 

Before oral surgery, your dentist administers a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. During the procedure, you won’t feel much of anything. However, afterward, your jaw will need time to heal. Once healed, you’ll return to the office to have your permanent, natural-looking restoration attached to your implant.

Get in touch with Woodlands Elite Dental Partners today. To schedule your consultation, call the office or book online and learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants.