Dental Implants

Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon & Facial Cosmetic Surgeons located in The Woodlands, TX

If you’re missing teeth, dental implants can restore your smile with a solution that looks, feels, and functions just like the real thing. Oscar Muñiz, DMD, MD, provides state-of-the-art dental implants at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands. To learn more about the practice’s VIP experience for implant surgery, schedule a visit today calling the office in The Woodlands, Texas, or booking online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws inserted in your jawbone where you’re missing a tooth. Just like a natural tooth root, your dental implant provides a foundation for a prosthetic restoration.

The structural foundation that dental implants provide is especially strong because the implant bonds to your bone tissue as you heal from the surgery. This makes it structurally identical to an organic tooth root, offering a restored smile that feels natural and functions well. 

Why should I get dental implants?

Replacing missing teeth is beneficial to your oral health. When you have a full set of teeth, it’s easier to speak and eat. 

And because dental implants attach directly to your jawbone, they provide it with healthy stimulation, unlike a traditional bridge or denture. This stimulation prevents the bone tissue in your jaw from deteriorating, keeping your mouth healthier while maintaining the shape and appearance of your face.

What is involved in the implant surgery?

Dr. Muñiz and the board-certified, dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands provide a VIP experience for implant surgery using the most modern tools and technology.

Normally when you get implants, you need to have multiple procedures: one for the placement of the implant, another for the placement of the abutment, and a final procedure for the restoration. This can be laborious and time-consuming.

Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands offers single-stage implants that don’t require the second procedure normally required to install your abutment. If you’re getting any extractions to make room for your implants, Dr. Muñiz can usually place these special implants during the same appointment as your extractions. 

All of this makes the surgical process more streamlined and easy for you.

How do I care for my implants?

You keep your implants healthy by cleaning them just as you would your natural teeth. If you brush twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular cleanings and checkups, your implants should last you for years.

To learn more about implants, schedule a visit with Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.