Dental Implants

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    Losing teeth takes a toll on a person’s total well being. In the past, a person’s tooth replacement options were limited to bridges and dentures. While these prosthetics are still used today, there are alternatives, like dental implants, that can provide increased oral function while also supporting the oral health system – especially bone mass. Our team at Parker-Read Dental offers effective and compassionate treatment for tooth loss. 
    The Basics on Dental Implants 

    Dental implants are prosthetics used to replace the missing roots of teeth. Made from titanium, a dental implant essentially resembles a very small screw with an abutment on one end. It is placed into the jawbone where a missing tooth once was. A dental crown or bridge will then be attached to the abutment to complete the restoration of a lost tooth. If a person requires total tooth replacement, multiple implants can be used to support a full denture.

    Implants offer advantages that prosthetics like bridges or dentures cannot. First, a bridge or denture rests on top of the gums, only replacing the surfaces of teeth above the gum line. An implant, however, draws on support from the bone just like a tooth’s root to hold prosthetics. By addressing the loss of the entire tooth or teeth, a person can enjoy more stable oral function and longer lasting replacement teeth. Dental implants also keep bone in the jaw active through stimulation that can prevent bone resorption, a common side effect of tooth loss.

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    Single Tooth Replacement
    One dental implant can be used to support a dental crown. This is ideal for those who have lost one tooth or those with minimal tooth loss. Replacing a single missing tooth is important because even just one missing tooth can throw off the harmony of the whole oral health system.  
    All-on-4/Teeth in a Day 

    All-on-4, also known as “teeth in a day”, involves comprehensive tooth replacement for edentulous patients. This procedure consists of anchoring custom dentures to a series of four strategically placed dental implants in the jaw. Anchoring an arch of prosthetic teeth to dental implants helps stabilize the biting surfaces of prosthetics and promote a more natural looking appearance.

    If you have suffered from tooth loss, call Parker-Read Dental today to schedule a consultation with our compassionate and experienced dentists.


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    Patient Reviews


    “Superb experience, starting from the phone call for an appointment to the actual office visit. Very friendly and knowledgeable staffs and most importantly, honest and sincere practice from Dr. Schleicher, Parker, and Read. A highly deserving Five stars Business! Trustworthy people, modern high tech equipment, and very clean office. I’m glad to have found such a great Dental Clinic for my family and myself.”

    client4YEN Y.,
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    “I have always been critical of dentists and their practices. I have had very poor experiences in the past which kept me from seeing them as needed. My first visit to Parker Read reassured me that there are good practices around. The staff is friendly. The facility is clean with modern technology. My smile is back and I am happy with dentists again. Thanks!”

    client5RAYMOND P.,
      Yelp review

    “Dr. Parker and Dr. Read are excellent! Truly take the time needed with patients are care about what is best for them. Dr. Parker even called on his day off after receiving an email from my husband asking about a referral. All staff are very kind and timely as well.”

    client6 ALLIE ISBEL,
      Google review


    Common Questions


    Dental implants are prosthetic roots of teeth. They are embedded into the jawbone so that they can support prosthetics like bridges, dental crowns, or dentures. A single implant can be used to replace a lost tooth or a series of implants can be placed in the jaw to support a full arch of teeth (dentures). Dental implants replace a tooth’s root through a process called osseointegration, which involves bone fusing to the titanium material that makes up an implant. Implants are different from other tooth replacement methods because they address the loss of tooth structure underneath the gum line. 
    The way to determine a person’s candidacy for implants is by performing an oral examination and learning about one’s medical and surgical history. Typically, candidates for dental implants should not have a history of advanced gum disease or smoking. They should have enough bone mass to support the implant and be healthy enough for minor oral surgery. If you are interested in dental implants, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our dentists at Parker-Read Dental. 
    Same-day implants is the term for a procedure that involves placing dental implants and their prosthetic restorations (dentures) in one appointment. For those in need of complete tooth replacement, same-day implants are beneficial because they stabilize dentures so that oral function is increased compared to conventional dentures that rest on top of the gums and rely on the arched shape of the jaw for support. 

    Dental implants are placed through a surgical procedure. After a patient has been given local anesthesia and sedating medication, the implant is embedded into the jawbone.

    When it comes to oral surgeries, our team at Parker-Read Dental takes patient comfort very seriously. We will administer anesthetics and sedatives, when necessary, to ensure that our guests receive comfortable and high-quality treatment. We also utilize the latest technology and surgical techniques to streamline treatment times and reduce invasiveness.
    Patients who have suffered with complete tooth loss can have all their teeth replaced by receiving a series of dental implants that can support a full denture. Single dental implants can hold a crown, which replaces one tooth or a bridge, which replaces about three teeth in a row. 
    The out-of-pocket costs associated with dental implants varies from person to person depending on whether they have dental insurance, their insurance plan’s benefits, and if any preliminary procedures (i.e. tooth extractions or grafting treatments) are required prior to implantation.


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    9099 Katy Freeway Suite 180 Houston, Texas 77024

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    Meet the Doctors


    Brent Parker, DDS

    Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient.

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    DR. BRENT

    Christopher Read, DDS

    Dr. Read is a Baylor graduate and accomplished dentist who believes in serving his patients and pouring into his community.

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    DR. CHRIS

    Matt Nickolas, DDS

    Dr. Matt is a Texas A&M graduate with a strong passion for missionary dentistry, and serves both locally and internationally.

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    DR. MATT

    Hans Schleicher,  DDS

    Dr. Hans is passionate about ensuring Parker-Read is a dental practice where he can foster a true bond with each patient.

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    DR. HANS

    To us, for all of our patients, “Excellence is Everything.”