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Same Day Dental Implants

Same day dental implants offer patients a permanent, healthy smile in just one day! Texas Dental Center is proud to offer qualifying patients this safe, quick, and effective solution to missing or failing teeth. Our revolutionary placement technique allows us to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth in just one appointment.

Advantages of Same Day Dental Implants:

Unlike traditional implants, which take several months to place and heal, single-visit implants provide improved oral health, restored function, and a natural-looking smile in less than 24 hours.

We begin by taking CT scans to get a detailed look at your unique needs. Using these scans and specialized virtual planning software, we carefully map out your treatment plan to give you the greatest comfort and most natural appearance possible.

While traditional dental implants may take anywhere from 6 to 8 months to fully heal, one day dental implants can give you a smile that will last a lifetime in just one visit, eliminating the discomfort and embarrassment of using removable dentures while your implants heal.

You also save time and money that would otherwise be spent coming into the office for different phases of placement and time spent healing after.

Dental Implant Expert in Houston

Dr. Al Manesh uses his more than 20 years of professional dental experience to offer patients the best in comfort and quality implant dentistry. Dr. Manesh has performed over 7,000 successful dental implants and continues to add to his outstanding record by incorporating state-of-the-art technology and techniques into his safe, proven practice.

Texas Dental Center uses a revolutionary placement technique to give patients a smile that will last a lifetime in just one visit. If you are missing one or several teeth, same day dental implants can provide the fast, quality results you seek. Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation today!

Dental Implants

Full mouth dental implants (also known as complete dental implants) refer to full dentures or full bridges which use implants as a foundational support. Full mouth dental implants are used to treat patients who are missing all or most of their teeth. Tooth loss may occur as a result of poor oral health, damage, or tooth decay causing difficulty chewing, speaking, smiling, sagging in the cheeks or face, and increased risk of oral infection and other health problems. Dental implants replace the look and function of missing teeth, offering greater comfort than conventional dentures which can slip and slide in the mouth.

Advantages of Full Mouth Dental Implants:

Full mouth dental implants offer several advantages over conventional dentures and other tooth-replacement treatments. Implant-supported full dentures and bridges can last a lifetime due to their durability and strength. Implants provide a sturdy foundation by bonding to the jawbone. This allows the implants to act as a replacement for missing tooth roots, increasing gum stimulation for better comfort and oral health. Because of the permanent nature of full dentures and bridges, this treatment also avoids the food restrictions associated with conventional dentures and allows for simple care and maintenance. Simply brush and floss as you would your natural teeth and see your dentist for regular wellness checks to ensure the continued health of your implant-supported full dentures and bridges.

The Placement Process:

First, small titanium posts (the implants) are placed into the jaw, replacing missing tooth roots. The implants are then left for a period of two to six months. During this time, a process called osseointegration occurs, meaning the implants bond to the natural jawbone to create a durable bond similar to that of natural teeth. This bond provides a strong foundation for the dentures or bridges to be placed. Temporary tooth replacements may be placed over the implant site during the osseointegration phase to protect the site and for aesthetic purposes.

Should it be required, healing caps and connections may be placed to allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants. These healing caps further strengthen the foundation of your new replacement teeth.

Your dental restoration is custom-made to match the natural bite and alignment of your smile, offering permanent comfort and support. Restorations are placed atop the dental implants once the osseointegration phase is complete.

The full bridges or dentures are attached to small metal posts (called abutments) or another connective device. This links the restorations to the implants. You’ll need to allow some time for healing and adjustment after the procedure, but once complete you will have a lasting, quality smile to transform your oral health, comfort, and confidence.

Dental Implant Specialist in Houston

Dr. Al Manesh is a skilled dental implant specialist with more than 20 years of professional dental experience. Dr. Manesh has successfully placed over 7,000 dental implants and continues to strengthen his reputation as a dental implant specialist in Houston by continually incorporating new research, methods, and latest technology into his practice. Combining today’s advancements with safe, proven, and effective treatments, Dr. Manesh offers his patients the best in personalized oral health solutions.

If you suffer from missing or failing teeth, implant-supported full bridges or dentures might be right solution for you. Get started restoring your beautiful, healthy smile with this proven, permanent solution by contacting our office. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling your initial consultation and answering any questions you may have!

Full Mouth Reconstruction

When a patient is missing most or all of their teeth, full mouth reconstruction (also called full mouth restoration) can be used to replace these teeth, restoring the patient’s oral health and smile. During the course of several visits, restorations are placed in both the upper and lower jaw. Each treatment plan is tailored to the unique needs of the patient to achieve the health and appearance desired. Treatment options include the use of porcelain veneers, implants or bridges, inlays or onlays, and full-coverage crowns.

What is full mouth restoration for?

Full mouth restoration may be used any of the following:

Several missing teeth
Broken or chipped teeth
Teeth damaged by wear, grinding, or erosion
Misalignment of the bite (malocclusion)

How do I know if I qualify for full mouth restoration?

Qualifying patients must have a certain level of oral health in order for full mouth restoration to be successful. This includes:

Condition of Teeth and Gums: Treatment largely depends on the cause of missing teeth, other oral health problems, and the condition of the gum tissue. Failing teeth must first be either removed or restored before treatment begins. Common problems include tooth wear, root canal problems, and misshapen teeth which may be treated by the dentist in office. Gum disease also prevents treatment and may be addressed using scaling and root planing or other means of eliminating infection. Once your mouth is sufficiently healthy, you will have a strong foundation, increasing the success and longevity of treatment.

TMJ, Malocclusion, etc: Problems with the temporomandibular joints, misalignment of the bite, and other jaw problems can prevent successful treatment if not addressed.

Prior to treatment, we will access the health and condition of your mouth to determine the best course of action for you. Considerations include the size, shape, color, and alignment of your natural teeth to help produce a comfortable and natural-looking smile.

Dr. Al Manesh and his staff uses more than 40 years combined of professional dental experience in advanced procedures and treatments to provide patients with the safest, most effective solutions available. To learn if full mouth reconstruction may be right for you, please give us a call. We will be glad to assist you with scheduling your initial consultation.