A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement. Since they attach directly to the jawbone, implants look and feel like real teeth, and they may prevent bone loss and gum recession at the same time.
Usually minimal to none.
While undergoing treatment, you will receive local anaesthesia. You may have mild post-surgical soreness for up to 72 hours. Over-the-counter pain relief is generally sufficient to alleviate the discomfort in most patients. Special care will be taken to stay in contact with you after the surgery to be sure that you remain comfortable.
It's a personal choice; however it is possible to return to work the next day after the procedure.
Your doctor will discuss this with you during your consultation.
Complete treatment can take between six weeks and nine months, and in some cases, longer.
Of course, we’ll be able to give you a more accurate idea of how long the process will take at your initial consultation.
No, we can provide short term, temporary teeth until your permanent implants are ready to fit.
Please note that charges for temporary teeth are not included in implant prices and will be quoted separately.
The metal used is titanium which is the same material used to pin broken bones.
At Friendswood Family Dental, we use the very best materials, techniques and technology to create your implant, so there’s no reason why it shouldn’t last a lifetime.
However there are a number of factors that can affect how long your implant may last. These include your general health, nutrition, oral hygiene and tobacco usage.
We want your procedure to be as successful as possible, that’s why we allow 6-12 weeks for integration and for the bone to heal properly. Any earlier may jeopardize the success rate and may increase your chance of dental implant failure. Your dentist will offer options based on your individual clinical condition.
When you lose your teeth, you gradually lose the bone that supported them. As this bone disappears, problems with other teeth may occur. These could include pain, mobility, and lack of retention for prosthetics, sharp painful ridges, mobile gum tissue and sore spots.
Any relatively fit and healthy adult can have dental implants as long as there is enough bone available in which to place the implants. Your dentist will be able to determine your suitability to have dental implants after your initial consultation.
Yes, we absolutely have finance options available. For more information on interest-free payment plans, please call for a free consult or “look see”.
We believe in transparent pricing. We invite you to a complimentary consultation with our team so we can understand your specific situation and provide you with an accurate treatment plan and fee structure. This can be booked by calling us on (281) 992-4746
Possibly, depending on which insurance provider you are with.