Dental Implants in Katy, TX

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What Are Dental Implants?

At Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX, we are constantly working to bring the most innovative and advanced solutions to help our patients enjoy the highest quality of living possible. Dental implants are one such solution that effectively replaces missing teeth in a way that most closely resembles real teeth. Implants are permanent tooth replacements that bring long-term benefits to your smile, oral function, jawbone health, and general well-being. Fusing with the jaw for a solid foundation, dental implants are made of titanium screws that take the place of tooth roots and a beautiful crown, bridge, or denture appliance that restores a natural and beautiful appearance to your smile.

Whether you have lost one tooth or a whole arch, implants may be an ideal solution for your tooth replacement needs. Our implant dentist offers a range of implant solutions, such as single dental implants, implant bridges, implant-supported dentures, and All-on-4® dental implants. Do not let the loss of natural teeth interfere with your life and well-being. Schedule your implant visit at our dental practice today to learn more about this innovative approach to restoring your smile after tooth loss.

Should I Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants may be ideal for patients who need to replace a single tooth all the way up to a whole arch of teeth. Strategically placed in the jawbone of the upper or lower arches, the titanium implant posts integrate with the mouth through a process known as osseointegration. This creates a very strong foundational support for these teeth replacements, which allows them to serve the smiles of our patients for a lifetime, in most cases. When the posts are ready and have fused with the bone, our dentist can then create beautiful crowns, a bridge, or a full-arch replacement tooth to attach to your implants and complete your tooth replacement. Dental implants may be a good choice if you have lost teeth or need to have extremely decayed or damaged teeth extracted and replaced. If you use tobacco, are pregnant, or have certain health conditions, implants may not be an ideal choice at this time.

Patients often choose dental implants instead of more traditional options because of the permanent oral health and lifestyle benefits these tooth replacements offer. But to work properly, an implant must be placed in areas where sufficient bone is available. If you have experienced bone loss in your jaw, you may need a bone grafting procedure before having dental implants placed. Our dentist can perform an evaluation of your mouth and let you know if you are a good candidate for receiving dental implants to replace missing teeth.

What Are Single Dental Implants?

At our Katy, TX office, we use single dental implants to replace individual missing teeth. We start by placing an implant post in the jaw where the tooth is missing. After it integrates with the bone — about a month — we can attach a custom-made dental crown. The crown will be made to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, so once securely attached will blend right in with your smile. Single implants can be used in the front and back of the mouth.

What Are Implant Bridges and Implant-Supported Dentures?

If you have multiple teeth missing in a specific area of your mouth, our team may suggest an implant bridge. An implant bridge is when two or more crowns are bonded together to form one single appliance that attaches to a set of dental implants in the jaw. If a full-mouth dental implant is needed, however, we suggest implant-supported dentures. These implant dentures attach to multiple implants throughout the jaw.

What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

All-on-4 dental implants are a cutting-edge implant solution created by Nobel Biocare. This advanced method of full-mouth restoration works by inserting four implant screws in the jaw, to which a full-arch restoration can be attached. This is ideal for individuals who qualify for dentures but don't want to have to alter their diet due to denture limitations.

Will Insurance Cover Dental Implants in Katy, TX?

Dental implants tooth replacement procedures may be covered in part by dental insurance. Before getting started, we will review your benefits schedule and let you know of any personal expenses. Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. To help you cover the cost of care, Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX, proudly accepts a wide range of convenient payment options and can give you information on easy financing through CareCredit®. Talk with our team about finding a payment solution that both matches your budget and dental needs.

Dental Implant FAQ

Is placing a dental implant painful?
When we place your dental implant in Katy, TX, then our team will do their best to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. Most patients find discomfort during surgery to be minimal and post-operative pain can be easily managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine. Please speak to your implant dentist if you have any concerns or dental anxieties.

How do you care for a dental implant?
Implants can be cared for just like natural teeth. They will require daily flossing and brushing as well as regular dental cleanings and checkups. Patients who are well cared for should be able to last a lifetime.

Can the body reject a dental implant?
No, as the material the implant is made from is biocompatible, your immune system should not be able to reject the implant. An allergic reaction is possible but extremely rare. If you have any concerns about your teeth implants, please contact your dentist.

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation

Tooth loss does not have to keep you from enjoying the long-term advantages of a healthy and natural-looking smile. Dental implant solutions from Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX, may be the ideal solution to help you overcome tooth loss or damaged teeth that are no longer supporting your oral health. Implants fuse with the jaw in a way that is similar to natural teeth and bring confidence, biting and chewing ability, and beauty back to your smile. To learn more about this permanent tooth replacement option and determine the best tooth replacement solution for you, schedule a visit with our dentist at our full-service family practice today.

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