Dental Implants Specialist

Lisa Heinrich-Null, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Lisa Heinrich-Null, DDS

General Dentistry located in VIctoria, TX

An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. Dr. Lisa Heinrich-Null D.D.S.'s dentists and licensed denturists make dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Victoria, Texas, Dr. Lisa Heinrich-Null D.D.S.'s knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, your dentist will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay firmly affixed to your jaw.

Why do some patients love dental implants?

Beyond performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Last longer than other restorative procedures
  • Are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Can anyone get dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're fed up with uncomfortable dentures, or it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Book an appointment online or call Dr. Lisa Heinrich-Null D.D.S. to take the first step toward a more confident smile.