Dental Implants Overview
It's important when you lose teeth or your teeth are severely damaged to replace natural teeth for a healthy smile. Crowns and roots of missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, which bond with the jawbone creating a long-term replacement for your natural teeth. You may need implants to replace one tooth or every tooth in your mouth that is either missing or damaged. They are comprised of biocompatible titanium posts and are positioned in the jaw to give you solid support for a crown, bridge, or denture restoration.
With dental implants, your treatment for lost or damaged teeth will look natural and mirror your normal functionality. Our general dentist, board-certified Dr. Eric Capps, works with a periodontist to complete your implant procedure at Made Ya Smile Rayford. You do not have to experience damage to your health and wellness due to tooth loss. Find out today if you may benefit from dental implants by scheduling a visit at our Spring, TX office.
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If you have lost one or multiple teeth in your upper or lower jaw, dental implants may be right for your smile. Other reasons you may be a good candidate for implants include the presence of severely damaged or decayed teeth that are beyond repair or you're looking for a permanent alternative to removable dentures. It is essential that there is sufficient bone and jaw structure in order to perform an implant procedure. This supporting structure allows us to properly replace your teeth. You also may not qualify for this procedure if you have certain medical conditions, use tobacco, or are pregnant.
In the process of your dental implant procedure, a solid connection between the implant and your jawbone is formed in a process called osseointegration. Your posts will be topped with a natural-looking dental crown, bridge, or denture to complete your tooth replacement procedure. Implants are a well-respected option because of the long-term benefits and oral health advantages they bring. With years of experience treating our patients through this procedure, our elite team of dentists wants to help you regain your confidence and health. We will work with you during your consultation to determine if this option is the right choice for your smile.
What To Expect with Dental Implants
We're proud to provide a one-stop-shop for dental implant procedures at Made Ya Smile. We save you time and money by taking care of you from start to finish, surgical placement to restoration, under one roof. Using advanced 3D intraoral imaging along with other high-tech solutions help us generate the best implant results for your smile. Bone grafting may be necessary for patients who have experienced bone loss in the jaw. This procedure will build up the jaw to provide sufficient support for your new implants.
Our periodontist will begin your implant procedure by numbing your gum and bone tissues. If you are anxious about your procedure, sedation dentistry services are also available. An incision in the gum tissue will be made before we place your implant posts at a specific location within your bone. Once positioned, we will suture your gums fully covering the implant post, or we may leave a small portion of the post exposed in your mouth depending on the need. After your procedure, we will allow your jaw to heal and integrate with your dental implant posts. For some, temporary restorations may be placed to be worn during the healing phase. Custom-created crowns, a bridge, or dentures will be attached securely to your implant posts once they are ready. At that time, any adjustments to your bite will be made to ensure your implant restorations fit comfortably.
Dental Implants Recovery
Post-op instructions will be provided once your implant surgery is complete. These instructions will cover how to care for implant sites during the healing process and advise of any symptoms that should be reported to our team. Some bruising, discomfort, or swelling in your gums, face, and jaw may appear as you heal and our dentists may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to keep your soreness under control in the days after your surgery. It typically takes three to six months for the integration process between your implant posts and jaw to be completed. Once they are fully integrated you will return to our office to have impressions taken. Our lab will use these models to custom-create your implant crown, denture, or bridge. Only the highest quality materials are used for your implants, and we design your restorations to blend optimally with your smile and look and feel like real teeth.
Your new tooth replacement will be anchored to your posts with permanent cement or screwed in place. Home care instructions will be given to you for ideal brushing and flossing techniques, which will help you maintain healthy tissue around your implants. Implants should be cared for in the same way as natural teeth, and it's important to keep up with your routine dental cleaning and exam visits at Made Ya Smile. Routine care by our dentists will your implants in top-shape and help our team assess the function and appearance of your tooth replacements over time.
Dental Implants Insurance Coverage
Your implant procedure may be covered in part by your insurance, depending on your plan and reason for treatment. Most PPO plans are accepted at Made Ya Smile and we will reach out to your provider to determine your exact coverage. Our team is dedicated to helping patients find optimal solutions for their smiles and can help your treatment fit into your budget in a variety of ways. We accept low-interest financing plans from CareCredit® and provide several convenient payment options.
For a long-term tooth replacement solution that will help you speak and eat with ease and boost your self-confidence, dental implants can be an ideal choice. To streamline your procedure, our dentists and periodontist at Made Ya Smile Rayford collaborate to give you the optimal care you need under one roof. Implants may be your ideal way to replace missing or damaged teeth, and our caring Spring, TX team would be happy to meet with you to help you decide if this potentially life-changing procedure is right for you.