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Dental Implant FAQs in The Woodlands, TX

Q. Are dental implants successful?
A. Dental implants placed by The Woodlands periodontist, Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, have a very high 97% success rate.

Q. What are dental implants made of?

A. The posts that are used by The Woodlands periodontist to fuse with your jaw bone are made of titanium. Titanium is biocompatible and used for implants throughout the body with great success. This material is able to integrate with your bone, which is the reason the dental implants have such a strong bond.

Q. Who is a good candidate for dental implants in The Woodlands, TX?

A. Almost anyone is a good candidate for dental implants, although some factors may negatively impact the success of your implants. A consultation with The Woodlands periodontist can help you to determine if dental implants are right for you.

Q. What factors could negatively impact the success of the dental implants?

A. There are several conditions that you should discuss during your consultation with The Woodlands periodontist, Dr. Bradshaw. If you are a smoker or have periodontal disease, this could negatively affect the healing environment post-procedure. The gum disease may be treated prior to placement of implants. Any existing medical conditions or medications should be disclosed to ensure all necessary precautions are taken by The Woodlands periodontist.

Q. What if I already have dentures or bridges?

A. It is common for denture or dental bridge wearers to request dental implants from The Woodlands periodontist. Dr. Bradshaw can evaluate your existing dental work and recommend measures to support or replace what you currently have.

Q. How much downtime is necessary to get dental implants in The Woodlands, TX?

A. The majority of patients return to work the following day. However, your unique situation will be evaluated by The Woodlands periodontist and a treatment plan outlined before the implants are placed.

Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, located in The Woodlands, TX, is a Periodontist who services patients from Conroe, Magnolia, Tomball, Spring and Huntsville.. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you may be suffering from gum disease. When caught early we can treat your gum disease and help save your teeth!

Click below to take the American Academy of Periodontology's Gum Disease Risk Assessment test to see if you may have or be at risk for gum disease.

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