What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a lifelike tooth replacement option that offers long-term tooth replacement for any quantity of missing teeth. These tooth replacements are made of titanium posts, serving as artificial roots, and natural-looking implant-supported dentures, bridges, or crowns that replace the visible portions of teeth. With the ability to fuse with the bone, much like natural teeth, dental implants can bring stability, increased biting power, and other benefits to your oral health following tooth loss. As a comprehensive practice, ACE Dental of Texas is proud to offer implant dentistry solutions to help a patient replace teeth that are severely damaged or have been lost. Book your visit to one of our practices today, and find out if dental implants are an ideal choice for your smile.
Dental Implants Reviews
"I went in with a disintegrating upper molar and I was expecting the worse since I have no dental insurance. They discovered the other 10 cavities in my mouth and created a plan to fix those cavities before they broke apart like my molar. This became 10 fillings and a tooth extraction. I was expecting to pay over $2000 for all of that but the price of all of that was around 50% of that price. I'm definitely going back for dental implants and continued cleanings from Ace."- P.G. / Facebook / Jul 02, 2017
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Dental implants can replace single, several, or an entire row of teeth by supporting an implant crown, bridge, or denture. This solution may be a viable alternative to removable tooth replacements or other traditional options. Since implants rely on a solid jawbone for support, it is important that you have an adequate supply of bone in the jaw to be a good candidate for this solution. In some cases, our team may need to remove severely damaged teeth or perform a bone graft to prepare the jaw to receive a dental implant. Implant dentistry may not be ideal for those who use tobacco, have certain medical conditions, or are currently being treated for periodontal conditions.
What Is the Implant Process?
Our practitioners use advanced cone beam CT scans and digital software to precisely plan your implant procedure. On the day of your implant surgery, the treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Sedation methods can be added to help you feel more comfortable throughout the process. We will then make an incision in your gums and precisely insert the titanium post(s) in your jawbone. Your implant(s) will then be given a few months to fully integrate with your jaw. Once our team determines that your dental implant(s) are stable, we will take a digital iTero impression of your mouth and have our partner lab create a custom implant crown, bridge, or denture appliance. The implant restoration will be attached securely to your posts and adjusted for a comfortable fit.
Recovery Following Implant Placement
You may notice some temporary swelling, bruising, or discomfort in your jaw following dental implant surgery. These symptoms can generally be alleviated with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication. Our caring team will tell you what is to be expected and what should be reported to our office. When your dental implants have integrated and your custom restoration is attached, your tooth replacements can be cared for just like natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. At your routine preventive dental visits, the ACE Dental team will use special instruments when cleaning your implants and will monitor the health of your tooth replacements.
Are Implants Covered by Insurance?
Depending on your dental insurance plan, some of the expenses of your implants and restoration may be covered. We will talk to your dental insurance company beforehand to help maximize your benefits and then provide you with an estimate of personal costs. At ACE Dental, we strive to make your care as rewarding and convenient as possible. Our practices accept flexible payment solutions, including low-interest financing plans, and can help you select the best choice for your needs.
Explore the Option of Dental Implants
Implant dentistry can be a good option for long-term replacement of non-restorable or missing teeth. Offering lifelike stability and function, dental implants replicate natural root and crown structures to bring health and natural appearance back to your smile. To further explore this tooth replacement option and learn if implants are ideal for you, please book a consultation at one of our ACE Dental of Texas locations today.