Patients in Houston ask, “How does the recovery for dental implants compare to other treatments?”

senior woman smiling with beautiful teeth

The goal of a treatment for tooth loss is to restore health, beauty, and function to the smile. However, how do you know which one to choose? It starts with contacting a trusted, well-respected dental team. The Vivid Dental professionals in Houston will tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs to help you attain a healthier, more attractive, and better functioning smile.

Finding the right treatment

Tooth loss treatments include dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. Many patients ask, “How does the recovery for dental implants compare to dentures and bridges?” Although we do not offer dental implants, we are happy to explain what can be expected during the procedure. Dental implants are placed into the jawbone during oral surgery. The bone fuses to these titanium cylinders during a process called osseointegration. The healing process for the jawbone can take three months or longer. Once the jawbone has healed, crowns, bridges, or dentures are placed atop the implants.
Dentures can replace one tooth to an entire dental arch. We offer partial and full dentures that are natural looking solutions for tooth loss. Recovery depends on the type of dentures placed. Partial dentures consist of artificial teeth (pontics) attached to gum-colored plastic bases to keep them stabilized. In some cases, teeth need to be extracted before placing full dentures. The healing process can last eight to 12 weeks. Once the gum tissue has healed, we can place full dentures.
Dental bridges contain artificial teeth called pontics that are nestled between dental crowns. These appliances are anchored with crowns placed on adjacent teeth to the gap. Treatment can be completed in two appointments. After treatment, patients can embrace the restored ability to bite, chew, and speak properly.

Seeking dental expertise

We understand various factors are considered when exploring treatments for tooth loss. Our team has the skills and expertise to help you identify the right treatment to meet your needs. We will review your medical history and examine your mouth, teeth, and gums before tailoring a treatment plan to meet your needs. Schedule a consultation with us by calling (281) 809 4902 today.
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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing