Dental Implants Katy TX
Implant treatment provides an option to correct the most troublesome cases associated with missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures.
Why should I get dental implants?
At this time dental implants provide the best option for replacement of one or more teeth. They look and feel the most natural out of the tooth-replacement options and allow for adequate cleaning. In cases where many teeth are missing, they also prevent the jaw bone from deteriorating over time
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants in Katy, TX?
Dental implants in Katy, TX have many benefits over other tooth-replacement methods.
Dental Implants are placed within the gums. The crowns that are attached to them emerge in a manner similar to a natural tooth. This offers a more realistic and natural look compared to other alternatives.
Reduction Of Bone Loss
When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes over time. Dental implants integrate with the jawbone and stimulate its preservation, allowing the bone to stay healthy and intact while maintaining natural facial contours and appearance.
Preservation Of Adjacent Teeth
Other methods like fixed bridges must be anchored to adjacent teeth, unnecessarily sacrificing their quality and health. Dental implants in Katy are independent and do not rely on the support of other teeth, thus providing the ability to preserve the good teeth.
As the jawbone shrinks, chewing efficiency is reduced, making it difficult to eat certain foods. Dental implants in Katy can restore chewing efficiency comparable to that of natural teeth, allowing patients to eat their favorite foods with confidence and without discomfort.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for dental implants?
Almost everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. There are a few situations related to one’s medical history where implants may not be a good option. A consultation with a full workup and x-rays will allow us to discuss options and best recommendations.
What Happens During The Dental Implant Procedure?
All treatment begins with a thorough exam and consultation. Typically, the process can take from 3 to 6 months. In some cases, the process may take longer because additional treatments, such as bone grafting, may be required to build up the bone so it can support an implant. The procedure and time frame depends on several factors:
- Dental health
- Condition and quality of the jawbone
- Number of teeth involved
Dental implant restorations usually take place over a few appointments and involve several steps:
The First Step
Dr. Holland will assess the implant site to ensure proper implant positioning. One or more dental implants are precisely placed into the jawbone to mirror the location of the root of the missing natural tooth.
The Second Step
After appropriate healing has taken place to allow for the implant to fuse within the bone, impressions of the teeth and bite are taken to custom-fabricate a connector post or abutment, and crown.
The Final Step
The abutment and crown are attached to the implant, completing the process. Some patients may experience minor soreness after the dental implant procedure which can be treated with over the counter medication.
How long is a dental implant procedure?
Depending on the number of implants and other procedures involved, it can range from a few minutes to a few hours. A straightforward single implant can take 15-20 minutes.
Is it painful to get dental implants?
During the procedure, you will not feel anything. Because it is a surgical procedure, sometimes there can be some discomfort afterwards that can be managed with over-the-counter medications like Advil, Motrin, Tylenol. Many people do not have to take medications afterwards.
Patients receive all the benefits of natural teeth with their dental implants in Katy, TX. It is important to continue good oral hygiene with the implants to prevent bacteria buildup, which can cause gum disease or bone loss.
How long until I can use my teeth with dental implants?
For most implant procedures, the implant needs to heal for 3-6 months prior to a crown or prosthesis. There is a technique of placing four or more implants and having a denture loaded on the implants the same day. This technique is reserved only for patients who have no remaining teeth in an arch. The implants and denture counterbalance each other while the implants are healing, which allows for immediate loading.
How long do dental implants last?
Most implants last for decades, but there are always exceptions. We minimize the risks by using the latest predictable techniques and technology and by using the best materials.
What is the cost of permanent teeth replacement?
The cost can range anywhere from $4000+, which includes the implant, abutment, and crown. Sometimes additional procedures like bone grafts, membranes, sinus lifts, etc. have to be performed, which adds cost. During the consultation we are very transparent in the pricing and why certain procedures are necessary or not.
I have seen some advertisements for much more discounted implants. Why are yours more?
There are general dentists that offer discounts who may only have online or weekend CE training for dental implants. They may or may not use the best materials. Our question to patients is: “Would you go to a Family Practice Physician to have knee surgery?” The answer is always NO because, instead, you would go to an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee surgery. There are also corporate clinics who may have a specialist come in once a month to do implants, but if something happens they are not there to follow-up until a month later.
One thing we pride ourselves on is experience, expertise, and integrity. We use the best materials from the most reputable companies who have extensive research backing their products. We SPECIALIZE in and have done thousands of implants and know how to treat different cases. We have had extensive training in the field of implants from the surgical portion to the restorative portion. We treat our patients like family and care for their needs around the clock.
Contact us today at 832-840-9560 to schedule an appointment for Dental Implants in Katy, TX. Advanced Periodontics & Implants of Katy assess and place dental implants in Katy, Fulshear, Cinco Ranch and Sugar Land, TX. Contact us today at 832-840-9560 to schedule an appointment.