Many people do not realize the importance of using a trained, skilled implantologist to both place and restore their implants properly. It is crucial for a lasting, successful result. A properly placed implant or implants will fail if they are not restored properly. An implant is not restored the same as a natural tooth. A trained implantologist knows how to both place and restore implants regardless of the type of restoration used and how to do it with little or no down time and minimal discomfort. Dr. Clarke has been placing and restoring implants for 30 years. He earned his fellowship at the renowned Misch Implant Institute in 1984 and then became a lecturer and instructor there. Skill, experience and his expertise have earned him the success rate and reputation he has. He is board certified and has five different implant degrees in placement and restoration. For a successful with longevity….Do Your Homework and Choose The Best.
Implant Dentist in Northwest Houston
Dental implants are a perfect solution for people who have lost a tooth, or teeth, to decay, illness, and injury. The office of James H. Clarke, DDS, utilizes dental implants and the most advanced technologies to replace your missing teeth. Our Northwest Houston implant dental services restore your beautiful smile in addition renewing lasting oral function.
The Benefits of Implant Dentistry
There are many advantages to dental implants over traditional dentures and bridges. Comprising of three separate parts, the post, abutment and restoration, your dental implant will mimic a natural tooth from root to crown. The titanium post is surgically implanted into your jaw bone. Through a process called osseointegration, the post fuses to the bone, providing a stable and durable foundation for prosthetics. An abutment is then attached to the post to hold your crown, bridge or denture.
Dental implants prove to be an affordable solution for missing teeth in the long-run. Implants offer an increased number of benefits that bridge and denture wearers miss out on. Benefits of dental implants include:
- No diet or speech limitations
- Improvement in jaw bone health
- Prevents teeth from shifting
- Helps to maintain integrity of your facial structure
- Limits and simplifies future dental visits for maintaining your new teeth
Whole Arch Implants with Overdentures
Dr. Clarke also offers overdentures, or dental implant-supported dentures, which are entire-arch replacement teeth retained by just two dental implants. Overdentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaw arches. This alternative to complete dentures enhances the wearer’s quality of life, and is a more permanent solution than conventional dentures.
All-on-4 Same-Day Implants
This amazing procedure allows tooth extractions to be completed, 4 implants placed, and permanent teeth attached- all in one visit! With All-on-4 implants, you get to see a full transformation within one day. These implant-supported teeth look and feel natural, and are a good solution for patients who do not have enough bone volume for traditional implants. With total smile restoration from All-on-4, patients avoid additional procedures, such as bone grafts and sinus lifts. The All-on-4 teeth-in-a-day procedure is minimally invasive, and fast -- you’ll walk out with long-lasting results you’ll love.
Our Dedication to Implant Patients
Dr. Clarke strives to provide gentle care for his patients. He offers individualized treatment, beginning with an exam that includes a CAT scan to achieve the clearest view of bone and gum health. When needed, Dr. Clarke builds the healthiest foundation for the implant prior to placing it, through sinus augmentations and bone grafts. Our Northwest Houston implant dentist offers a variety of trusted brands in implant dentistry including BioHorizon, Quantum, Implant 1, and Zirconium, depending on the patient’s oral health and desired results. Dental implants give you long-term results that will positively impact your life.
If you want to find out more about dental implants or see if they are the right choice for your oral health needs, please contact us
to schedule an appointment with Dr. Clarke
at our Northwest Houston dental office.