Dental Implants Overview
To maintain a healthy, bright smile, it's essential to replace teeth that are damaged or extracted due to tooth decay. Made Ya Smile Dental uses dental implants made of biocompatible titanium posts as a permanent, long-term solution for the future placement of a crown, bridge, or denture. Our experienced general dentists complete both the implant and restoration process at our location in The Woodlands, TX so we can closely mirror your natural teeth. To understand if implants will meet your unique dental needs, or if you have questions or concerns, schedule a consultation at our friendly practice.
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Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Candidates for implants have lost one or several teeth in the lower or upper jaw, or have decayed or severely damaged teeth beyond repair. They're also an excellent alternative to removable dentures. For patients to receive a dental implant, they must have enough bone in the jaw to support the teeth so if you use tobacco, are currently pregnant, or have certain medical conditions, this may not be the right option for you.
Implants connect to the jawbone naturally by a process called osseointegration. Afterward, our practitioners will place a natural-looking denture, bridge, crown, or other restoration to finish the procedure. Made Ya Smile Dental appreciates the advantages of implants as a long-term solution and the benefits they bring to your oral health. Our general dentists have years of training and experience placing implants so contact our staff to see if this is a viable option for you.
What To Expect with Dental Implants
Made Ya Smile Dental is a professional one-stop-shop for all your dental procedures in The Woodlands, TX. We proudly save our patients time and resources by completing the surgical placement and restoration at one facility. First, we use 3D oral imaging and other tools to gain a full understanding of your teeth and jawbone. Our team will let you know if a procedure for bone grafting needs to be completed beforehand so your jaw can have enough support.
For patients who are nervous about getting dental surgery, Made Ya Smile Dental offers sedation options to make them feel more at ease. During the surgery, we will numb the area, then make an incision to place the posts in the gum tissue within the bone. Once placed, we will suture your gums to cover the post, leaving a small portion exposed. Our dentists will give you time to heal so the post can integrate properly. In the meantime, we will give you a restoration while you heal. Made Ya Smile Dental will create a custom restoration to be placed permanently in our office.
Dental Implants Recovery
When the dental procedure is completed, Made Ya Smile Dental will give you instructions about caring for the site during the healing process. We will also provide information about any symptoms to look out for, such as swelling, discomfort, or bruising of the face, gums, and jaw. Our general dentists can suggest over-the-counter pain relievers or write a prescription to minimize these symptoms as much as possible. After the integration process, which takes 3 – 6 months, you will return to our office in The Woodlands, TX so we can take impressions of your mouth for your restoration. We work with a special laboratory that uses high-quality materials to replicate the look and feel of your natural teeth. The tooth replacement will be affixed to the implant posts using permanent cement.
Made Ya Smile Dental cares about the health of your restorations, natural teeth, and gums so we will provide instructions for brushing and flossing your teeth moving forward. We also suggest routine cleanings and examinations so we can stay updated on the fit and comfort of your restoration and implants.
Dental Implants Insurance Coverage
Based on your dental insurance provider and coverage details, your implant procedure may be partly covered. Made Ya Smile Dental accepts most major PPO plans and will contact them to review your information and benefits. Our team is dedicated to the oral health of our patients and allows them to enjoy their best smile by offering several options for paying out-of-pocket. We also accept low-interest financing with CareCredit®.
Made Ya Smile Dental offers dental implants as a permanent solution to tooth loss, allowing patients to eat and speak more easily while improving their self-confidence. Our friendly and knowledgeable practitioners are able to perform the implant surgery and restoration under one roof to save you time and money. If you are suffering from tooth loss and want to know if you can benefit from implants, contact our caring team in The Woodlands, TX for your visit.