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Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth and looking to restore your smile? We recommend choosing a solution that also protects your future dental health.

Choosing dental implants to restore the tooth root as well as the visible portion helps avoid more serious dental problems in the future. 

Request a free consultation at Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry in Spring, TX, to learn why dental implants are the preferred solution.

Curious If Dental Implants Are Right for You? Book a Free Consultation to Find Out

If you are unsure about dental implants, or have been told in the past that you don't qualify, we invite you to book a free consultation to learn more about implants and determine which options will bring back your smile and give you a strong, healthy bite. 

Advanced implant techniques let more people than ever before qualify for dental implants. In fact, some newer methods use fewer implants, which makes treatment quicker and less expensive. 

We encourage you to book a free consultation with Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry at either our Cypresswood or Auburn Lakes locations in Spring, TX, to learn what's possible. 

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I have the utmost confidence in Dr Stephen's and his staff.  They are friendly and caring.  They make me feel so comfortable.  They gave me my smile back and I am so very grateful.  They are such a blessing.

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There is no better place to go for all things related to the dental profession.  Dr. Rob Gatewood and his staff are as good as they can be.  I highly recommend them.

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Concerned about Costs?

We believe everyone should get the care they need when they need it. We work hard to accommodate all budgets. We accept most insurance plans and are happy to help you secure third-party financing through CareCredit®, Wells Fargo, or Compassionate Finance™.

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What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small, screwlike post that serves as an artificial tooth root. When combined with an abutment, a small connector piece, and crown, it can replicate an entire tooth, from root to crown. Dental implants are typically made out of titanium. At Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry in Spring, we offer both traditional and mini implants as well as titanium and tooth-colored zirconia abutments

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Will I Have to Go Without Teeth During Treatment?

No. In most cases, we can offer immediate placement of new teeth on the same day you receive your dental implants. However, in some cases, these will be temporary restorations and you will need to return for your permanent crown, bridge, or denture. If you get a denture that requires just four or five implants, we can likely place your permanent denture on the same day, even if you are also having teeth extracted. 

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Love this dentist. Didn't have an appointment and they fit me in anyway. And, they were shorthanded.  If you have anxiety in the dentist chair, this is the place for you! Stress and pain free!

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I absolutely love coming here! Everyone is so nice and they treat you like family. Dr. Gatewood is great! Courtney is AMAZING! I love her personality! You can’t go wrong coming here.

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Treatment Timeline For Dental Implants

The dentists at Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry in Spring can perform every step of your dental implant treatment, including any preparatory steps you may need before implant placement such as bone grafts or sinus lifts. In general, dental implant treatment looks like this:
In nearly every case we can provide all your treatment steps in-house without having to refer you to outside specialists.
In nearly every case we can provide all your treatment steps in-house without having to refer you to outside specialists.


Your dentist will use a cone beam scanner to assess bone density in your jaw and review your overall health. If dental implants are appropriate, the dentist will use the 3-D scan of your mouth to determine ideal implant positions and create a treatment plan.

Preparatory Procedures

If necessary, you may need preparatory treatments such as bone grafts, sinus lifts, or treatment for gum disease to create a healthy implant environment. These steps will take place before implant surgery and may require several months of recovery time. 

Implant Placement

The treatment area will be numbed and, if you are anxious, we offer sedation so you can relax throughout the implant procedure. Then, using a custom surgical guide created specifically for your mouth that ensures accurate placement, the dentist will insert the dental implant. 

Healing Period

To allow the implant to fuse with the bone, a process called osseointegration, the area will be left undisturbed for three to six months. People getting dentures with just a few implants may be able to get their restoration without this healing period. Others may be fitted with temporary restorations so they can avoid going without teeth. 

Abutment Placement

When the implant has securely fused with the bone, a small incision will be made in the gums so that a connector piece called an abutment can be added. It will take about two weeks for the gums to create a natural seal around the abutment.


After the treatment area has healed, a 3-D digital impression will be taken to guide the creation of your final dental restoration. In many cases, we use our advanced CEREC technology to create your restoration while you wait. 

Restoration Placement

Once your restoration is ready, the dentist will check to ensure it fits well and that your bite is comfortable. When both of you are satisfied, your new teeth will be attached and your smile restored. 

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Drs. Stephens, Gatewood, Pagano, and Swann

Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry

Drs. Stephens, Gatewood, Pagano, and Swann offer top-of-the-line dentistry for you and your entire family. Our experienced team is affiliated with a number of prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The National Dental Honor Society
  • CEREC Doctors

Patients in the greater Houston region can enjoy free consultations at our practices in Cypresswood and Auburn Lakes. Request your consultation by filling out our online form or calling (832) 847-6838

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