Dental Implants Provide a Lifetime of Smiles
According to the American Dental Association, the average adult aged 20–64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth. If you’re missing one or more teeth, this may have already affected your self-esteem and confidence, but it’s important to correct this problem for many other reasons. Failure to replace missing teeth is the leading cause of jawbone loss, which can cause facial changes. The empty sockets can cause teeth to shift, resulting in major issues with your bite. This can have a “domino effect” by leading to unnatural wearing of teeth, bacteria build-up, additional tooth loss, sensitivity and even symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint (or “TMJ”) disorder. Although you can replace missing teeth with bridges or partial dentures, dental implants from our staff in Bryan–College Station, TX are the gold standard solution because they offer unrivaled longevity, functional benefits and natural appearance.
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What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are made up of three components: a post, an abutment and a crown. The titanium post replicates your natural tooth root. Titanium offers superior strength and durability to patients in our Bryan–College Station, TX office, while its high degree of biocompatibility enables fusion with your natural jawbone (a process called osseointegration). The abutment is a small piece that connects the implant post to the prosthetic crown. The crown is typically fabricated from high-quality zirconia, which closely matches your natural teeth in appearance and color, while providing outstanding functionality and longevity. In the hands of our highly experienced implant dentists Dr. Michael K. Reece and Dr. Ryan M. Jouett, dental implants have a 98% success rate, and with proper care, provide our patients a lifetime of radiant smiles!
Your Custom Dental Implant Options
In addition to longevity and their ability to replicate natural tooth function, dental implants offer amazing versatility! They can be used to support single dental crowns or partial dental bridges, to secure removable or fixed dentures, or for full mouth dental implants. At Radiant Exceptional Dentistry, our dentists have a proven track record of placing different types of dental implants, including New You Dentures™. These implant-supported dentures can be permanently attached or created as snap-on/snap-off prostheses, using three or four dental implants per arch. We also offer the innovative protocol Teeth in 1 Day™, which streamlines the entire surgical process for patients that need full mouth dental implants. Both of these options maximize the use of available bone and eliminate the problems associated with traditional dentures. From single dental implants to full arch implant-supported dentures, our team is committed to creating prettier smiles while improving our patients’ oral and whole body health!
Our Dental Implant Treatment Process
From start to finish, our team personalizes dental implant treatment to meet your specific oral health needs and smile goals. The first step is to complete a consultation with our implant dentists in Bryan–College Station, TX. During this initial visit, we’ll discuss your dental and medical history, take digital x-rays and a 3D image with our CBCT scanner, to create a customized treatment plan. If we determine you need bone grafting or tooth extraction, this is done first. On the day of surgery, we use fully guided techniques to ensure an efficient procedure with highly exacting and predictable results. In addition to numbing your gums with a local anesthetic, we offer several types of sedation to alleviate anxiety and make the procedure more comfortable. With our full arch protocols, you’ll receive a temporary prosthesis to wear as your mouth heals over the next 3–4 months. This will enable you to eat comfortably and enjoy restored smile aesthetics until your permanent, custom-made zirconia restoration is ready. Although you may experience some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, the majority of our patients manage this well with over-the-counter pain relief.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants in Bryan–College Station, TX provide numerous advantages. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require the presence and modification of healthy adjacent teeth to support the restoration. If you have previously worn dentures, you’ll never have to worry again about limiting food choices, removing them for cleaning, messy adhesives, speech problems or having them fall out at the most inopportune times! Dental implants are permanently secured to your jawbone, and the posts replicate the function of natural tooth roots. In fact, they’re permanently fixed and stable enough to restore up to 99% of natural biting and chewing power!
Experience the Radiant Exceptional Dentistry Difference
Great news: Nearly all patients with missing teeth who visit Radiant Exceptional Dentistry are candidates for dental implants! Our implant dentists have vast expertise helping patients who are less than ideal candidates to qualify using sophisticated bone grafting techniques, coupled with the advanced healing protocol leukocyte-platelet rich fibrin (L-PRF). L-PRF is created from your blood by isolating the platelet-rich fibrin in the FDA-approved IntraSpin™ System. When placed in surgical sites, L-PRF releases your body’s own natural healing proteins, creating a more efficient network for cells to enhance the healing process. We also offer a five-year prorated warranty on implant-supported dentures.
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Dental Implants are Within Reach
Along with lasting, life-changing advantages, dental implants have a higher initial cost than traditional alternatives. The higher cost of dental implants is immediately offset by dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral and systemic health, and a remarkable boost to your quality of life! Our team has seen firsthand how dental implants have transformed the lives of countless patients. As such, it’s our goal to make dental implants an affordable treatment for all patients with missing teeth. Our friendly office team in Bryan–College Station, TX will file insurance claims on your behalf and set you up with top-rated financing companies to make monthly payments more manageable. Our team has the skills, technology and compassionate touch to transform your life with versatile dental implants!