Dental Implants – Beaumont, TX
Replace Your Teeth
Once and For All
Have you recently lost a tooth or needed to have one extracted? Choosing a method for replacement can be difficult, but with the professional staff at West End Dental Group, you’ll be able to select one that meets your needs and fits well into your life. If you would like to permanently replenish your row of teeth, ask us about dental implants. This procedure can fully take the place of a missing pearly white all the way down to the root. Please call us today in order to schedule an appointment for dental implant consultation.
Why Choose West End Dental Group for Dental Implants?
- Works With Top Oral Surgeons in Beaumont
- Capable of Replacing Single or All Teeth
- Designed to Last for Decades at a Time
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small, metal fixture that is placed under the gums, it is essentially a fake tooth root. Over time, the bone will fuse with the implant to create a stable, secure anchor to hold a realistic looking dental crown. Once your dental crown is placed, the procedure is complete. With a fully restored dental implant, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of a full smile. Dental implants prevent teeth from shifting inward to fill the gap left behind by the missing tooth, so your bite remains the same. Placing a dental implant can help you avoid complications due to missing teeth, such as chewing efficiency and appearance of your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Since dental implants are designed to replace the entire root as well as the crown, you can expect a seamless transition from having no tooth to having a fully functional and beautiful tooth replacement. After the implant integrates, your jaw bone becomes significantly more stimulated. This makes it easier to chew the foods you enjoy and prevent the overall shape of your jaw from changing over time. If you’re looking for stability, especially after dealing with a denture for many years, dental implants can provide an anchor that is far more reliable than denture adhesive.
Furthermore, dental implants carry a 95 to 98 percent success rate when placed by a professional. Once placed, they can last between 25 years and a lifetime, and many people often keep their dental implants for life after they’re placed. Since they rely on titanium posts, you don’t even have to modify existing teeth. If the last thing you want to do is remove enamel to replace teeth, dental implants are the best way to do it.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Since dental implants can be used in a wide variety of scenarios, it’s important to keep in mind which treatment option would work best for you. If you need to replace a single tooth or all the teeth in your smile, dental implants can make it happen! Below, you’ll find precisely how it’s done so you can be more prepared for your future consultation.
Missing Single Tooth
To replace a single tooth, a titanium post is placed into the jaw and given several months to heal. Once this integration process is complete, an abutment (connector) is placed inside the implant, giving the future restoration additional stability. We always use porcelain crowns to cover implants in order to ensure the best aesthetics possible.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Need to replace multiple consecutive teeth? A pair of dental implants can effectively hold a three or four-crown bridge with relative ease. Since implants are incredibly strong, you won’t need a dedicated implant for each tooth you intend to replace! Furthermore, you won’t have to remove enamel to hold the bridge, which is what typically needs to happen.
Missing All Teeth
Whether you’re missing teeth in a single arch or both arches, dental implants can provide a stable foundation for your next tooth replacement. An implant-retained denture can take anywhere between four and six implants to hold, but the long-term reliability and function makes it incomparable to a traditional denture.
How Dental Implants Work
After we perform a detailed exam to confirm your eligibility for dental implants, we partner you with a local specialist in Beaumont who will perform the surgical portion of your treatment. This ensures that all of your needs are met when it comes to your tooth replacement. After the implant has fully healed inside of your jaw, you’ll have the abutment placed, which will also be given a short period of time to heal. Finally, you’ll come back to our office to have either an implant-retained crown, bridge or denture affixed to the implants.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
It’s important to note that dental implants, while they can be expensive, are largely seen as a long-term investment. Additionally, the cost of their placement can widely vary based on your specific needs. Replacing multiple teeth vs. one tooth costs more and takes more time. If you need gum therapy or bone grafting to be viable for treatment, you’ll also need to pay more. However, even with the higher upfront cost, you truly get what you pay for. No other tooth replacement option lasts nearly as long as dental implants, nor do they offer the same functionality and aesthetic appeal.