Dental Implants Houston, TX

What is a Dental Implant?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for the bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases, a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Precision Dental Implant Placement from Houston’s Top-Rated, Board-Certified Oral Surgeons

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Surgical Advances in Implant Placement

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Moya or Dr. Maida is able to place single-stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

We are currently living in the best possible time for dental implants. Houston Oral Surgery Associates‘s diagnostic and treatment equipment allows us to be precise and non-invasive making the procedure short, predictable and the recovery very simple. Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are currently the best standard of care for tooth replacement. They are designed to provide a foundation that looks, feels, and functions just like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved so they can smile with confidence.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Moya or Maida performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Dental Implants Patient Testimonials

Houston Oral Surgery Associates

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Patient Review By Sharon A

If you need to see a dentist for an implant, Dr. Moya is the one to see. He is thorough, an expert in his craft, compassionate, and understanding. The office personnel rank among the highest with professionalism, courtesy, and help.

- Sharon A

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Patient Review By Peggy D

Dr. Moyà is an excellent surgeon with the most caring and comforting staff I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. It has made a very positive change in my life and I will be forever grateful to you all. I highly recommend Dr. Moyà and his awesome staff !

- Peggy D

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Patient Review By Hugh W

This being my first association with DR. Moya staff, I was amazed at the organization, time required and results! All in all, a very pleasant experience in spite of some negative anticipations I had. Excellant rating overall.

- Hugh W

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Patient Review By Jessica C

I have never experienced a more kind and professional oral surgery office before! And I have been to a couple trying to obtain a successful dental implant. Dr.Moya and his staff are best! And I am extremely happy I found them.

- Jessica C

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Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.