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Showcase: Single Front Tooth Implant


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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 General Dentistry Quiz


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Maintaining a beautiful smile requires regular dental care. When was the last time you visited the dentist? Unfortunately, with our hectic schedules, many people continue to put off routine dental visits. In today’s blog, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, uses a fun and informative quiz to explain the importance of undergoing regular dental checkups and cleanings.


Houston Dentist Provides Quality Dental Care for Our Female Patients


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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.


Houston Dentist Answers Common Questions About Our Children’s Dental Care


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Parents often have lots of questions regarding their little ones’ dental care. Ensuring your children have healthy and happy smiles can seem intimidating. Thankfully, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, is here to address some common questions and concerns about caring for your child’s smile. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero answers some frequently asked questions regarding our approach to children’s dentistry.


Houston Dentist Provides Quality Dental Care


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Keeping your smile beautiful and bright requires regular dental care. The American Dental Association recommends people receive a checkup and cleaning every six months. Many people don’t realize how important checkups and cleanings are for maintaining their overall health. In today’s blog, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, explains how our innovative general dental care can protect and preserve your smile.


Houston Children’s Dentist: Maintaining Your Little One’s Dental Health


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kidbrushingteeth-300x200To keep their smile beautiful, your children’s teeth require constant care. Many parents don’t realize that dental care for their child can begin as early as one year. In today’s blog, your Houston children’s dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, explains how to protect your little’s one smile.

Importance of Prevention

Dr. Gennero understands that preventive dentistry is the best method of safeguarding your child’s smile. With proper dental habits, parents can help their children reduce the risks of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Once the first baby tooth erupts, you should begin cleaning your little one’s teeth with a wet cloth or gauze. As they grow older, upgrade to an age appropriate toothbrush. Let them pick out a brush with a favorite character on it so they feel involved in the process. Establish a routine, brushing twice a day using a non-fluoridated tooth paste. Instilling good dental habits at an early age helps your child maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Proper Nutrition

A balanced diet not only improves your child’s health, but proper nutrition aids in the prevention of cavities. Try to avoid foods and drinks high in sugars and other starches. Bacteria in your child’s mouth break down sugars and food particles, which increases the presence of oral acids. These acids weaken tooth enamel, and over time, leave teeth vulnerable to tooth decay. Replace candy and soda with fresh fruits and water.

Checkups and Cleanings

When your child visits Dr. Gennero, she can ensure teeth are coming in correctly and watch for warning signs dental issues. Early detection helps prevent the need for costly and invasive procedures in the future. Dr. Gennero can also offer fluoride treatments to increase to the strength of your child’s tooth enamel, and provide dental sealants. Composed of special plastic resin, sealants are applied to the teeth most susceptible to teeth decay and hardest to reach when a child brushes. Dental sealants can assist in avoiding  tooth decay.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Houston Children’s Dentist

Remember, attending regular checkups and cleanings with your Houston children’s dentist can help protect your child’s smile. Call Dr. Gennero today for a consultation by contacting our Houston dentist office at (281) 578-6200. We are proud to offer comprehensive dentistry to patients from Clear Lake to The Woodlands, including Katy, West Houston, Sugarland, the 77084 zip code, and surrounding neighborhoods.

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