Dental Implants

Gabriel L. Polo, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Woodland Lakes Dental Studio

Gabriel L. Polo, DDS

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Conroe, TX

Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. When it comes to replacement options, few beat the dental implant in both form and function. Under the expert guidance of Gabriel Polo, DDS, the team at Woodland Lakes Dental Studio offers dental implants to patients in Conroe, Texas, allowing them to smile, chew, and talk with ease. For the very best in replacement teeth, call or use the online scheduler to learn more about dental implants today.

Dental Implants Q & A



Why is it important to replace a missing tooth?

When you lose a tooth, you lose much more than what you see above the gumline. Each of your teeth is anchored by roots that secure them to your jawbone. To keep your tooth stable, your jawbone constantly rebuilds itself. 

When you lose a tooth, however, you also lose those roots and your body ceases to rebuild bone tissue in the area. This can lead to bone deterioration that threatens your neighboring teeth, causing them to shift out of place.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium post that the team at Woodland Lakes Dental Studio places into your jawbone. The bone in the area accepts the post and grows new tissue up and around it, fusing it into place. Once secure, your dental implant expert places a crown over the post using an abutment, giving you a permanent solution for your missing tooth.

Dental implants are a great solution for replacing missing teeth, as well as providing support for bridges or dentures.

What are the advantages of a dental implant?

A dental implant is a superior replacement option for several reasons, including:

  • It provides exceptional stability
  • It won’t shift, like other replacement options
  • You take care of it as you do your natural teeth
  • It fits in perfectly with your existing teeth

Because your dental implant mimics your natural tooth right down to its roots, a dental implant is almost as good as the real thing.

How long do dental implants last?

Once your jawbone fuses the implant into place, a dental implant can serve you well for a lifetime. There may come a time when you need to replace the crown, which the team at Woodland Lakes Dental Studio can easily accomplish in just one visit using CEREC® technology.

To keep your dental implant functioning properly and looking great, you should keep up with your daily care and regular visits to Woodland Lakes Dental Studio.

To find out whether you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, call Woodland Lakes Dental Studio or request a consultation online today.