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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.

Cost of Dental Implants?

What is the Cost of Dental Implants?

Dr. Al Manesh skilled periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist from Mission Viejo, CA is now
performing dental implant surgeries in Houston at :

Texas Dental Center
9801 Bissonnet St.,
Ste. K, Houston, TX 77036

Phone # : 832-831-9101

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Current Specials for First Time Customers

All-on-4 Dental Implant  : Only $14,900.00
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Single Dental Implant – Titanium  : $2500.00 EA

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Offer Includes implant, abutment, and crown

The cost of dental implants is determined by several factors such as the number of implants needed, the type of materials used, and any preliminary treatments that must be completed prior to your surgery. A few other factors that should be taken into consideration include the geographic location and the qualifications of your dental professional. Keep in mind that, like many things, the cheapest option is not always the best.

The average cost of dental implants ranges from $1,900 to $3,000 per implant, plus another $500 to $3,000 for the abutment and crown, which varies in price depending on the quality of materials used. The type of crown used along with your dental implant depends on a number of factors, including the location and visibility of the tooth replaced, the age of the patient, or whether or not the crown is a temporary or permanent restoration.

Other procedures, such as bone or tissue grafting, sinus elevation, tooth extraction, or extensive imaging and modeling may add to your total bill, depending on the number and type of additional treatments required. If any of these treatments are needed, our dental professionals will discuss all treatment and payment options with you in advance so you know exactly what to expect.

The Value in Dental Implants

Compared to other teeth replacement solutions, such as dentures, the initial cost of dental implants is higher; however, the lifespan and convenience you get out of your dental implants is much greater. Unlike dentures, which require special maintenance and daily care and ongoing costs, dental implants can be treated just like natural teeth and only require twice daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to your dentist for exams and teeth cleanings. Dentures, on the other hand, require special adhesives, cleaning solutions and ongoing visits to the dentist for bite adjustments. Additionally, dentures can weigh heavily on your teeth and gums, actually accelerating bone and gum tissue deterioration, while dental implants actually stimulate and strengthen the bone and gum tissue, reversing the effects of further tooth decay or the advancement of gum disease.

When seeking out solutions to replace a missing, damaged or decaying tooth, consider the value-added benefits you will receive, including convenience, longevity and satisfaction in your smile.

We also accept many forms of payment, including financing options and dental insurance, to help make the choice even simpler. If you are interested in getting dental implants, but are worried about the cost, come in for a no-obligation consultation to learn what options are available to you.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a teeth replacement option that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. If you suffer from a missing tooth, several missing teeth or a full set of missing teeth, dental implants might be the ideal solution for you to help restore the look, feel and function of your teeth naturally and beautifully.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted through your tooth root into the jawbone. These small biocompatible posts actually bond with the jawbone, creating a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Unlike removable dentures, these permanent replacement teeth, which are anchored to your dental implants, look and function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, smile and laugh with ease and confidence.

How Are They Placed?

Most patients will need at least two dental appointments to have their dental implants placed. During your first visit, the implant is placed into your jawbone by way of your existing tooth root. Over the next three to six months, the implant will fuse to the jawbone, creating a strong bond. Temporary dentures can be used while your dental implants heal, so you never have to worry about leaving our dentist office without a full set of teeth.

Once the dental implant has sufficiently bonded with the jawbone, you are ready to get fitted for your new custom-designed permanent replacement teeth. During this second visit, your dental implants will be uncovered and small abutments will be attached, which serve as the anchor for your new replacement teeth. After a few adjustments to ensure a secure fit and feel, you are equipped with a beautiful, beaming and permanent new smile!

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Restorations?

There are many reasons why dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement method over other types of techniques, including:

Improved Appearance: Your custom dental restorations are designed specifically to fit your unique facial structure, tooth shade and shape to ensure the most aesthetic look on each individual.

Permanent: Unlike temporary or removable teeth replacement solutions, dental implants are permanent and do not require any special or additional care.

Better Oral Health: Unlike dental bridges, which use adjacent teeth as anchors for a prosthetic tooth, there is no need to sacrifice any of your natural teeth with dental implants.

Convenient: With dental implants, there is no need to remove your teeth at night, clean them with special solutions or purchase messy adhesives. Simply brush and floss them just like your natural teeth.

How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?

After your dental implants are placed, they should last a lifetime with the right care. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as scheduling regular dental exams, will keep your mouth healthy and your implants beautiful and functional for many years to come.

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Zirconia Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a great way to permanently enhance your smile and boost your self-confidence. Traditional dental implants are comprised of titanium, which is typically biocompatible in most patients. Some patients, however, may prefer a more holistic alternative to traditional dental implants for several reasons, including if they are allergic or sensitive to titanium, want a faster surgical procedure, or are wary about metal corrosion in their mouth. Zirconia dental implants are gaining in popularity as a good alternative for replacing a missing tooth.

What are zirconia dental implants?

Zirconia dental implants are similar to conventional titanium dental implants in function. Just like traditional dental implants, they look like a small screw which is placed into your tooth root. Over a period of time, the material fuses naturally with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, which forges a sturdy foundation upon which to place your dental restoration, such as a crown or denture.

They are made of zirconium oxide, a biocompatible material that appears closer to ceramic than metal. It is white in color, unlike titanium, which is a shiny silver metallic, which is closer in appearance to one’s natural tooth color.

What are the benefits of choosing zirconia over other dental implant materials?

There are several reasons why zirconia dental implants might be the preferred option for some patients. They include:

Benefits for those with titanium allergies:

People with allergies to certain metals, like titanium, now have an option available to them to replace their teeth permanently with dental implants. Although zirconia is still a metal, it is hypoallergenic, which is an important feature for those with allergies to titanium.

Aesthetic appeal:

Zirconia is white in color, similar to a ceramic, which makes it match more closely in appearance to one’s natural tooth color. Even up close, a zirconium implant is nearly indistinguishable from one’s real tooth root, making it an attractive option.

Durability:

Zirconia resists corrosion and is extremely resistant to heat and fractures. This makes zirconium a durable and safe option for patients to consider if they are seeking a holistic, biocompatible and long-lasting dental implant solution.

Patients today have more and more options when it comes to improving their smile. If you are interested in learning more about alternatives to dentures or traditional titanium dental implants, contact our office today to learn more.

 

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Titanium Dental Implants

Dental implants can be an ideal tooth replacement solution for anyone suffering from a missing tooth or set of teeth to give them the dazzling, functional and natural-looking smile they’ve always wanted.

Traditional dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted directly into one’s tooth root, which serves as a sturdy foundation for prosthetic fixed or removable dental restorations. Titanium is chosen as the material of choice because of its durability and biocompatibility in most patients.

How are titanium dental implants placed?

Initial Consultation

The first step to getting dental implants is to first find out if you are a qualified candidate for dental implants. Healthy individuals with sufficient bone left in their jaw to hold dental implants in place are considered qualified candidates. For those few who do not have sufficient bone left in their jaw – whether as a result of disease or tooth loss – can still become a candidate after some preliminary bone grafting procedures are completed. During your initial consultation with us, we will take x-rays of your teeth, gums and jawbone and review your medical and dental history to determine if you are a good candidate for titanium dental implants. Some patients who are allergic to metals may want to try material alternatives like zirconia dental implants.

Implant Procedure:

Once you are qualified as a candidate for dental implants and your treatment plan is prepared, you are ready for your dental implant procedure. If a tooth needs to be extracted before a dental implant is placed, both may take place on the same visit. Before inserting your dental implant into your tooth root, your dentist will give a sedative to put you at ease during your procedure. The titanium post is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth, then left to heal. As the site heals, the dental implant will fuse gradually with the jawbone, anchoring it securely into place. While your dental implant heals, a temporary dental prosthetic, such as a denture, can be used.

Dental restoration placement:

While your dental implant bonds with the jawbone, a custom dental restoration is made just for you by a team of lab technicians. Upon your next visit, another small titanium piece called an abutment is attached to the dental implant, connecting your implant to your dental restoration. Dental restorations may be in the form of a single custom-made crown, several crowns or full or partial set of permanent dentures that are secured onto the implants.

Post-op care for your dental implants is the same as caring for your natural teeth, including twice-daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to your dentist for exams and professional teeth cleanings.

If you are interested in learning more about whether or not dental implants are the right solution for you, contact our office to schedule your initial consultation.

 

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All on 4 dental implants

Dental implants can be a great option for those who have suffered from moderate to severe tooth loss to help restore their chewing ability, comfort and overall appearance and self-confidence. They effectively replace a full set of teeth in a way that looks, feels and functions just like a natural set of teeth. For those missing a full arch of teeth, there may be a dental implant option that is a more cost-effective and less invasive alternative to traditional dental implants.

What are All on 4 dental implants ?

All on 4 dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants in that they can dramatically improve one’s smile, chewing ability and teeth stability. How they differ, however, is that only four total implants are placed per arch, instead of the six to eight that are required with traditional implants. The four implants are placed at an angle through the gums and into the jawbone, ensuring they receive maximum contact with the tissues beneath.

These dental implants can be placed in a single visit and even right after a tooth extraction. Also, since fewer implants are needed, they can be a good option for those with less bone tissue without needing extensive bone grafting or sinus augmentation procedures beforehand.

What are their benefits over other alternatives?

The benefits of All-on-4 dental implants are vast, including:

Lower cost:

Since fewer dental materials and time is required to place these implants, the cost tends to be lower than conventional dental implant options.

Faster procedure:

They can be placed in as little as one day, and can even take place right after a tooth extraction.

Faster recovery:

With just four dental implants placed instead of six to eight, the healing time needed for the bone and gum tissue is significantly reduced.

Good for people with minimal bone:

Those who used to require extensive bone grafting work to be completed before being a candidate for dental implants may be a candidate for All on 4s since fewer weight and pressure is applied to the bone.

Advances in implant dentistry has led to this revolutionary implant technique. If you have been told that you are not a qualified candidate for traditional implants or are seeking a more convenient or lower-cost solution to replace an entire arch of teeth, contact us today to see if this option is right for you.