Why Choose Dr. Susan Ellison
Getting a strong, beautiful smile that lasts has never been easier! What once used to be long periods of discomfort, from initial tooth extraction to the surgical implant to the final crown, now can be done in a comfortable and relaxed setting! Voted ‘Houston’s Top Dentist’ and ‘Top Docs for Women’ by H-Texas Magazine, Dr. Ellison and her team create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for any dental procedure.
With the latest technology, Dr. Ellison will collect all the data necessary to help plan your restorative dental care – and the best part is that it can be painless. Dr. Ellison was certified and trained at the 3D Implant Institute – a world-renowned leader in cutting-edge implant technology and advanced digital practices used to restore beautiful, healthy smiles that patients can be proud of. This training has given her team the ability to offer the best dental implant experience in the Houston area – all under one roof! The 3DI process uses digital x-rays, 3D mapping, models, and photographs to bring all components of your case together.
Dentures can also be attached to implants when more than one missing tooth needs to be replaced. The stability and sense of confidence you develop with implants will leave you smiling.
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Getting a dental implant placement is a much simpler process than many patients realize. In addition to offering the latest technology for dental implants in Houston, Dr. Ellison also offers excellent relaxation techniques and sedation options. Depending on your level of anxiety, Dr. Ellison will be able to recommend the right option to keep you at ease during the entire process.
The process of installing a dental implant begins with a localized dental anesthetic. This numbs the area before placement, so you won’t feel a thing!
Once the area is numbed, Dr. Ellison will create a small hole that allows for threading a small implant cylinder into place. The sterile piece is inserted into an exact location, and a smooth cover, or healing cap, protects the implant during the healing period. After this placement, a temporary or permanent crown will be placed over the implant.
Our team will help educate you on best practices during the healing period, which can last 3-6 months as the jaw bone fuses to the implant. While implants are just as strong as your natural teeth, if not stronger, it takes some time for the area to heal and for the jaw to fuse properly to the implant. In between, we will help you manage any pain you feel, although most patients experience only minimal discomfort.
Specialized Plan of Care
Every patient is different, and Dr. Ellison treats every implant with due diligence and a specialized plan of treatment. She will carefully review your x-rays and dental history to develop a plan of care which includes implant placement and any subsequent restorative options that may be right for you.
Some patients require additional restorative dentistry after their implant has healed. These include crowns or bridges that help protect the implant and improve the health of the surrounding teeth. These are custom fit to your unique mouth and attached to the implants with small screws or dental cement. Every step of your dental journey is carefully reviewed and customized based on your needs. Dr. Ellison loves working with her patients to offer a full range of dental services to improve their quality of life. From the replacement of one tooth to the restoration of the entire mouth. Regardless of your situation, there’s a solution for you.
Implants Under One Roof Means:
- Initial Consult
- X-Rays, 3D Mapping, Digital Scanning
- In-Office Surgical Procedure
- Post Care Education
- Comforting Atmosphere and Care Team
- Any Necessary Corrections
- Plan of Future Care
Hear From Our Patients
When a tooth is missing, it allows the teeth around it to shift which can cause additional issues with the bite, issues with chewing and keeping the remaining teeth clean. In addition, the missing tooth or teeth can affect the ability to chew and eat which as we get older, the ability to nourish our bodies is critical to our longevity. Replacing a single missing tooth when you have plenty of other teeth and plenty of bone is very important and much more beneficial than waiting until you have multiple missing teeth or lack of bone and no longer have the option of doing a permanently placed bridge or implants that can be cemented in and not taken in and out. The only option then becomes having removable dentures or partial dentures which never have the same stability as your natural teeth.
Not safely. It may sound like the best deal in town, a brand new smile in just one appointment? As is true with most things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In order to ensure patient safety and longevity of the implants, it takes two separate appointments to take the necessary x-rays and perform the procedure. If a dental clinic is saying they can do this in one day, be wary. Either they are rushing through the process, skipping steps, or the quality of your implant will be faulty.
Rushed or botched oral surgeries can lead to many serious dental issues, including infection. Make sure you schedule your implants with a trusted and experienced dentist like Dr. Susan Ellison.
No. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of implants. They only cover the cheapest way to replace missing teeth which usually means removable partials which come in and out and are usually not very stable or a denture if all the teeth are missing. We are happy to schedule a consultation for you to determine your options and what would be best for you.
Everyone in Dr. Ellison's office is friendly and helpful, including Dr. Ellison. I have been seeing the same dentist for 14 yrs and I like him very much, but I wanted to find a good and nice dentist closer since I moved 10 yrs ago. I couldn't be happier to have found Dr. Ellison. Very knowledgeable and compassionate in her care.
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