Our highly educated and award winning team of Doctors at Blessed Dental are highly recognized throughout the Dental Profession for their expertise and knowledge regarding Dental Implants.  Our patients receive unparalleled results as we customize each treatment and procedure specific to your mouth.  This approach, along with our devotion to gentless, compassion and not causing any pain, has helped us remain the leading Dental Practice throughout Houston (Champions Willowbrook) and Pasadena, Texas.  

Periodontist

A Periodontist is a Dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease as well as the placement of dental implants.  Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Blessed Dental has the most highly educated, trained and award winning Periodontists in the profession and our patients absolutely love the results they receive. 

Implants

A dental implant is an option to replace a missing tooth.  First, a small titanium shaft is implanted into the bone and allowed to set. Next, the bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops bone loss.  Third, the implant becomes firmly set in the mouth, which allows our award winning Periodontists to attach the replacement.

Our customized implant procedure has advantages over bridge work as it does not place stress on the surrounding teeth.  Also, if the tooth wears out, we can simply replace it.   

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Implants can also be used as support as part of an implant bridge. This is an alternative to partial dentures, and has several advantages. First, there is no adjustment period to acclimatize the patient who, once the work is done, only feels teeth, not metal supports intruding into the mouth. Second, this slows the bone loss occasioned by missing teeth. Third, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating. And, best of all, of course, they don't have to be taken out all the time.

We also offer mini dental implants. These implants are about half the diameter of traditional implants are used mainly to stabilize lower dentures. These implants can be placed in one appointment and be immediately used. The cost is 50-70% of standard dental implants. Call for a free consult.

 

Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement and repair of dental implants.

During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if the patient is being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.

The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

WHO SHOULD SEE A PERIODONTIST?

Some patients’ periodontal needs can be managed by the general dentist. However, as more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.

What is the Success Rate of Root Canal Treatment?

Studies show that root canal treatment is usually 90% successful. Although this procedure enjoys a high success rate, no medical or dental treatment can be guaranteed. The reasons for those that do fail can be inadequate cleaning, shaping and filling of the canal system, missed canal spaces, cracks or fractures of the root, and re-infection of the canal space. When root canal treatment fails some teeth may still be salvaged by retreatment or a surgical procedure; however, the prognosis of each tooth is dependent on many factors, which vary from case to case. Furthermore, proper oral hygiene and a sound filling or crown after the root canal is vital to success. It is essential for patients to see their general dentist after the root canal procedure for any additional treatment and periodic follow-up.

What are the other options to Root Canal Treatment?

Unfortunately the options are limited.  The only alternative to root canal treatment is often extraction of the tooth.  After an extraction the surrounding teeth may have a tendency to shift and move into the newly created space.  This can cause aesthetic concerns and occlusion (chewing) problems.  It is thus recommended that this space be filled with an implant or a fixed bridge, both of which are more costly than a root canal. Although these are adequate and quite successful replacements, nothing is as good as your natural tooth.