Implants Specialist

Peter Gambertoglio, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Peter Gambertoglio, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & Comprehensive Family Dentistry located in Spring, TX

Missing teeth can spoil your smile, but implants help restore your self-confidence. Peter Gambertoglio, DDS, in Spring, Texas, offers a variety of treatments to replace missing teeth. Dr. Gambertoglio has many years of experience in family and cosmetic dentistry and uses his expertise to resolve a wide range of dental concerns, including tooth loss. Among Dr. Gambertoglio’s options are implants, implant bridges, and implant-supported dentures. These treatments provide natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. If you're unhappy with your smile or the health of your mouth because of missing teeth, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Implants Q & A

What are implants?

Dental implants provide a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, implants aren’t removable. Instead, they're surgically  integrated into your jawbone.

Implants offer a secure fit that let you eat and talk with confidence. They also look just like your natural teeth. If you're seeking a long-lasting replacement for a missing tooth, an implant may be right for you.

What dental concerns do implants address?

Missing teeth can affect both your oral health and your self-esteem, and traditional replacements for missing teeth can present new problems. Many people feel insecure about their loose or poorly fitting dentures. Implants can address these concerns.  

Implants do more than brighten your smile, however. Missing teeth can also put you at risk for serious dental problems. Gaps in your smile may allow your remaining teeth to shift out of alignment. A missing tooth can also cause the bone in your jaw to weaken or erode. But implants keep your remaining teeth in place and ensure that your jawbone remains intact.

What happens during an implant procedure?

Before your procedure, you meet with Dr. Gambertoglio for an in-depth consultation. He examines your mouth, takes X-rays, and asks about your treatment goals. Next, he helps you choose a treatment that's right for you.

If you decide on an implant, you may undergo several procedures to improve your gum and bone health. Dr. Gambertoglio and his staff can provide the care you need to prepare your mouth for an implant.

Once your gums and jaw are ready, an implant is placed. Dr. Gambertoglio then helps you decide on the correct tooth and color for your smile. That tooth is then secured permanently to your implant. 

This part of the treatment process may require multiple visits. Your implant must be placed first so it can fuse into your jawbone. Once the area has healed, Dr. Gambertoglio can attach the artificial tooth. 

What results can I expect?

Implants are designed to be identical to your natural teeth. A properly placed implant is invisible to the naked eye. No one but you and your dentist will know the difference. 

If you're missing several teeth, Dr. Gambertoglio may suggest implant-supported dentures. These dentures are still removable, but they fit snugly over one or more implants. These implants provide a secure fit. There's no need to worry about your dentures shifting when you eat or talk.

Ready to explore your treatment options? Call the office today or book an appointment online.