A dental implant is specifically designed to replace a missing tooth. When a tooth falls out or is extracted, a gap is present in your smile. Over time, the underlying bone can be impacted and you may find that surrounding teeth shift out of place. Rather than wear a prosthetic appliance, a dental implant works with your body to replace that tooth.
Dr. Grant Glauser had a passion for dentistry since he was 10 years old. It sparked when he began helping at his grandfather’s dental office in Houston.
He went on to attain a degree in Biology at St. Edward’s University. Later, he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. He is proud to carry the family tradition as a third-generation dentist.
Dr. Glauser is certified in implant surgery by the esteemed Engel Institute. He is also part of the acclaimed Spear Institute, which focuses on smile design, esthetics, and reconstruction. He truly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including pediatric and implant dentistry. He works closely with patients to create a life-long dental care plan that promotes healthy teeth and gums. Every year, he dedicates 60 hours to master the latest techniques in dentistry for his patients.
We typically recommend dental implants to patients who are missing their natural teeth. Rather than feel badly about your smile or having to resort to wearing a partial denture, an implant can be placed into the underlying jawbone. Implants are often considered permanent because they actually bond with the jawbone over the course of just a few months. You’ll love having a full, healthy smile thanks to implant technology.
In order for dental implants to work for you, you need enough bone in the area where they’ll be placed. A bone grafting can be done on patients who are missing bone. The best way to determine if implants are right for your needs is with both an exam and series of x-rays. There is no age limit when it comes to who would benefit from this restoration in our office.
First, we numb the area that will be worked on. We then make a small incision through the gums to place the titanium implant post. This is done using special tools and techniques. The implant is embedded deep into the jawbone and we’ll provide you with instructions on how to care for the area while it heals. You can expect the implant to heal in roughly six months. Once healed, we’ll make a special crown that fits over the implant’s abutment to finish off your smile.
If you would like to learn more about implants and how they can benefit your smile, call us today so that our helpful team members can further assist you.
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