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Dental Implants in Richmond, TX

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are considered the premier choice for replacing one or more lost teeth. This lasting dental solution is permanent as it addresses tooth loss at its root.

A typical Smile Solutions Richmond implant includes a titanium metal post or anchor, an abutment, and a dental crown or custom-made denture.

Why get dental implants?

Dental Implants offer a variety of different benefits when compared to other dental restorations, making them a popular and common choice when it comes to patients seeking tooth replacement options.

With many kinds of tooth replacement available, you may not be able to eat certain foods for fear of the replacements shifting or breaking, however, with Dental Implants, you will have a chewing power almost as strong as what you had before your tooth loss.

In addition to restoring function, dental Implants also offer:

A natural appearance

Unlike other tooth replacement options, Implants are specifically designed to mimic the look, function and durability of natural teeth.

To achieve this, they are surgically implanted into the jawbone, allowing the Implants to stay in place without moving. The result is a set of implants which closely resemble natural teeth in terms of their appearance, durability and functionality.

Dental durability

Unlike dentures, dental implants are known for their long-term durability. When properly cared for, implants require little maintenance and do not need replacing for long periods of time, with dentures and bridges contrastingly requiring replacements often.

The durability of Dental Implants is achieved by fusing the implants to the jawbone, creating a strong and stable foundation.

Preservation of oral health

When you lose a tooth, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate and shrink due to lack of blood supply and stimulation between the tooth root and jaw bone.

Fortunately, this can be easily resolved with the installation of implants, as the implant acts as artificial tooth roots, helping stimulate the jawbone and reducing bone loss. By maintaining the jawbone density, you can prevent additional oral problems accumulating.

What to expect

When getting dental implants with Smile Solutions Richmond, our specialist team will walk you through every step of your journey.

An initial consultation will be performed, including a dental exam, 3D scans, and a review of your medical history. After we have determined your oral health, we will assist you with finding the right treatment plan for you, and if needed, explain any additional procedures which may be needed, such as bone grafting or tooth extraction.

One question we often receive is whether or not the procedure will cause discomfort or pain. Most patients who receive a dental implant report little to no discomfort during or after the procedure, and any soreness after the procedure can be resolved with over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

After the procedure is complete, and you have healed completely, we will work with you to create a crown or denture that matches the size, shape, and color of your remaining teeth. This crown or denture is then attached to the abutment.

How long do dental implants last?

While other, older oral appliances and dentures will need to be replaced often, dental implants simply become a part of your life.

If looked after properly, implants can last a lifetime, allowing you to forget about the complex, time consuming task of looking after and applying dentures.

How long is the implant procedure?

The length of the dental implant procedure can vary from case to case, with a single implant procedure usually lasting between 30 and 60 minutes.

If other procedures such as bone grafting and tooth extraction are required, or you have specific needs, it may take significantly longer.

Smile Solutions Richmond will ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure, and we are always around to answer any questions you may have.

Other Questions

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