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Showcase: Single Front Tooth Implant

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Jul
2017
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Dental implants are a great option for patients that have missing or failing natural teeth.  In this case, our patient was experiencing root resorption of his left front tooth and therefore it needed to be extracted.  It was decided that a single tooth implant would be the best treatment in lieu of a bridge, as the adjacent teeth were healthy and did not need any treatment.

Front left tooth showing a facial defect due to root resorption. The tooth was not savable and needed extraction and replacement.

Final implant crown is very natural and seamless with the gum tissue and adjacent teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left front tooth has internal root resorption.

Extracted tooth with large hole from the root resorption.

Titanium implant placed to replace extracted tooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implant Treatment Process

Dr. Gennero works closely with a team of carefully chosen oral surgeons and periodontists to ensure that the implant process goes smoothly; from the planning stage, to surgery, to placing the final implant restoration.

In order to create a restoration that closely mimics the natural teeth, impressions and photographs are taken and models are mounted to replicate movements of the jaw and the way the teeth come together.  These records act as a guide for correct implant placement and to design an aesthetic implant crown.

The surgeon may place the implant the same day as the extraction if the bone density is sufficient, or they may opt to add bone, let it heal, and bring the patient back to place the implant at a later visit.   Once the implant is placed, a temporary implant crown is worn until the implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone.

One aspect, of which Dr. Gennero pays special attention, is the gum tissue around the implant site.  With front teeth, it is especially important to make the implant crown appear to emerge seamlessly from the gum tissue.  The temporary implant crown helps to form the tissue while the implant is healing.  Dr. Gennero strives to make the implant crown as identical to the adjacent natural teeth as possible.

The two most difficult tasks to accomplish when making a single front tooth crown, are forming the gum tissue, and matching the tooth color to the adjacent natural teeth.  Often patients will bleach their teeth during the healing time so that we can make their new crown in a lighter color.  Once we achieve the desired shade and gum contour, our laboratory technician makes the final porcelain crown that is a beautiful, aesthetic replacement for the lost tooth.

 

 

Patient Testimonial

I have been a patient of Dr. Gennero for about 5 years.  She was recommended to me by a friend who also thought highly of her practice.  Dr. Gennero has been a fantastic doctor for me.  Her continuing education credits that go well beyond the average dentist, passion for her profession, and her patients, stand out in her field.  Whether she is working on a crown, filling a cavity, or performing a simple examination, she handles all of them with the utmost care and compassion.  Her staff benefits from good leadership and they are top notch in their own right.  They’re a very talented group who goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and right at home.  I would recommend this team to anybody looking for outstanding dental care.

 

Houston Dentist: Try Our Dental Veneer Quiz

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Jul
2013
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We understand the importance of a beautiful smile. A gorgeous smile can boost your confidence, improving your appearance and your self-esteem. Unfortunately, many of us have teeth marred by common smile issues such as discoloration and misalignment. Thankfully, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, offers a procedure that completely transforms your smile in as little as two visits. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero offers a fun quiz to discuss the benefits of porcelain veneers.

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Houston Dentist Addresses FAQs About Porcelain Veneers

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Jul
2013
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Do you want a beautiful smile but just don’t have the time for multiple trips to the dentist? Between work, home, and school our hectic schedules make multiple appointments and procedures difficult, if not impossible, to schedule. Thankfully, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides a procedure that can address multiple smile imperfections in as little as two visits. Porcelain veneers can provide patients with instant smile rejuvenation. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero answers frequently asked questions about the advantages of porcelain veneers.

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Houston Dentist Brightens Smiles with Professional Teeth Whitening

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Jul
2013
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A quick glance at the dental care section of any store will reveal multiple options for teeth whitening. In fact, last year alone Americans spent over 1.4 billion dollars on over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Unfortunately, store bought whiteners rarely offer the same level of results as professional systems. People even report tooth sensitivity and gum irritation after using over-the-counter whiteners. Thankfully, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides a professional alternative. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero discusses the advantages of our teeth whitening solutions.

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Houston Dentist: Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry with Today’s Quiz

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Jul
2013
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Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? Recently, Wakefield Research conducted a study that revealed over a third of American adults are unhappy with their smiles. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry allows your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, to address dental imperfections and transform smiles. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero offers a fun and informative quiz to explain how cosmetic dentistry can restore and rejuvenate your teeth.

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Houston Dentist: Learn More About Our Cosmetic Procedures

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May
2013
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Do you want a beautiful smile? A smile filled with gorgeous, bright teeth can boost our confidence and helps make a great first impression. Over time, our teeth can become damaged or stained with unsightly discoloration. In some cases, our smiles may be afflicted with dental imperfections such as misalignment or embarrassing gaps between teeth. Fortunately, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides the latest in cosmetic dentistry to rejuvenate and improve smiles. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero answers some commonly asked questions about our cosmetic dental care.

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Houston Dentist Offers a Fun Quiz on Porcelain Veneers

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May
2013
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We all want our smiles to be dazzling and bright. According to a recent Kelton Research study, people with esthetically pleasing smiles are considered both more attractive and successful. In fact, a large portion of the people polled for the study went on to say that a smile is one of the first things they notice when meeting someone new. Whether you want to make a great first impression or look your best for a job interview, a gorgeous smile is important. Unfortunately, many people suffer from dental imperfections such as misalignment or permanent stains. Thankfully, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides a dental procedure that can offer instant smile rejuvenation. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero provides a fun and informative quiz on the benefits of porcelain veneers.

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Houston Dentist Improves Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Apr
2013
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Do you cover your mouth when you laugh or hide your smile when someone takes a picture? Many people feel self-conscious about their dental imperfections. But do you know that with cosmetic dentistry you can finally obtain the beautiful smile you deserve? In today’s blog, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero explains how cosmetic dentistry can help rejuvenate your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry

The first step towards a stunning smile involves a consultation with Dr. Gennero. She will perform a thorough oral examination and sit down with you to discuss your smile goals. Dr. Gennero can then decide which of our cosmetic dental procedures will best address your smile needs. Dr. Gennero believes in providing the state-of-the-art dental procedures that reflect your unique personality and facial features.

Restoring Your Smile

Dr. Gennero provides a wide array of cosmetic procedures to help transform smiles. Our cosmetic techniques include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Dr. Gennero provides a convenient teeth whitening system you can use from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Gennero will first take an impression of your teeth. The impression will be used to create a custom-made whitening tray. She will then prescribe a special bleaching gel. Simply wear the gel-filled tray daily for the time recommended by Dr. Gennero. Soon, you will see dramatic results.
  • Porcelain Veneers: With porcelain veneers, Dr. Gennero places thin shells of dental porcelain on a patient’s front teeth. Porcelain veneers are durable and stain resistant. Veneers help correct the appearance of misalignment, mask teeth stains, repair cracked or chipped teeth, and close gaps between teeth.
  • Dental Bonding: Using a special composite resin, Dr. Gennero can reshape and repair damaged or malformed teeth. The bonding material can even be shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • Dental Contouring: Dr. Gennero can alter the surface of the teeth, reshaping teeth that have been damaged.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Houston Cosmetic Dentist

Do you want a gorgeous smile? Interested in our innovative cosmetic techniques? Make an appointment with your Houston cosmetic dentist today. Dr. Gennero offers the latest in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Contact our Houston dentist office by calling (281) 578-6200. We are proud to offer comprehensive dentistry to patients from Clear Lake to The Woodlands, including Katy, Houston, West Houston, Sugarland, the 77084 zip code, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Houston Dentist Provides Clear Alternative to Braces

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Apr
2013
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Do you suffer from embarrassing smile misalignment? Many people desire a beautiful, even smile, but don’t want to endure the discomfort of metal braces. Did you know a dental procedure exists that provides practically invisible smile restoration? With Invisalign, adults and teens have a clear and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. In today’s blog, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, discusses the benefits of the Invisalign system for correcting misaligned smiles.

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Houston Dentist Provides Quality Dental Care for Our Female Patients

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Mar
2013
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Many people assume dental care is the same for both men and women. After all, we all have the same teeth and the run the same risks for tooth decay and gum disease, right? In fact, women have different risk factors for dental issue such as gum disease. If a woman becomes pregnant, even routine dental procedures could put her health at risk. This is why your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides quality dental care to address the specific needs of our female patients.

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