Made to mimic natural tooth structure, dental implants look like natural teeth, last a lifetime, and function comfortably. Dr. Reece can place and restore dental implants in patients with sufficient bone tissue and good oral health.
What you need to know about dental implants:
- They restore proper chewing function so that you can eat what you like, when you like.
- They won't move or loosen, so you can live confidently!
- They don't require messy denture adhesives.
- They don' t have unsightly partial denture clasps, which place damaging pressure on natural teeth.
- They don't irritate gums.
- They improve comfortable, enunciated speech.
- They don't require altering healthy teeth.
- Their replacement tooth roots deter bone loss and shrinkage of the jawbone.
- They are clinically proven, with a success rate in excess of 90 percent.
Dr. Reece can surgically place dental implant posts, then design and attach esthetic crowns to complete the procedure. Call to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Reece today. Our office is conveniently located to serve patients in the Bryan/College Station area. Learn more about dental implants in our library. Learn more about our Prexion iCAT scan.
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Dental Implant FAQs
Are dental implants always successful?
Modern dental implant techniques have been in use since the 1950's. Improvements in procedures and materials have given dental implants a ten-year average success rate of 93 percent or better. This enviable success rate is improving every year!
Can failed implants be replaced?
In the unlikely event an implant fails, it can usually be replaced.
Is everyone a candidate for implant treatment?
In general, anyone healthy enough to undergo routine tooth extraction or oral surgery is probably able to receive and implant. There are some health conditions that warrant special consideration. Certain chronic diseases, heavy smoking, or alcohol abuse may contraindicate implant treatment. After careful evaluation of your health history, Dr. Reece will alert you to any conditions that may effect your treatment. Remember, age is not a factor.
Will others know I have dental implants?
Today's dental implant treatment enable you to have your new teeth look, feel and function like your own. Even though others will be unaware you have dental implants, many patients are so pleased they tell everyone they know. Dental implants offer some of the finest restorative results possible in modern dentistry.
How long does complete treatment take?
Depending of the type of dental implant and replacement teeth selected, the total time can be as little as a few weeks to six or more months. If bone grafting is necessary, further time may be needed. Dr. Reece will discuss your options with you and advise you of the time requirements.
Will I need to be hospitalized?
Most dental implant procedures are performed in the dental office under local anesthesia. Some patients may desire premeditation or sedation to control apprehension.
Is there pain or discomfort?
Many patients report dental implant surgery less troublesome than having teeth removed. With modern anesthesia and close attention to postoperative care you can expect minimal discomfort.
Will I be without replacement teeth at any time?
Immediately following surgery, you may be instructed not to wear replacement teeth in the surgical area. If required, this period is usually short, and temporary teeth allow you to continue daily life.
How much does dental implant treatment cost?
The cost of dental implant treatment depends upon the number and type of implants placed and the type of replacement teeth needed. For example, replacement of a single tooth with implant treatment cost about as much as a dental bridge. The bridge necessitates reducing adjacent teeth for crown. Implant treatment does not. More complex treatment, such as bone grafting, will add to the cost. The cost can vary in different countries, so it's best to consult your dentist. The improvement in your self-confidence, comfort, eating habits and appearance will make dental implants treatment one of the best investments you've ever made.
Are implant-supported teeth as strong as my natural teeth?
Yes. Research show that in many cases implants are actually stronger than natural teeth. Compared to removable teeth, studies show implant supported teeth have 100 percent or better chewing efficiency. Dental implants can make it possible for you to enjoy your favorite foods, improve your nutrition and your appearance!
Are dental implants right for me?
Simply call and make an appointment with Dr. Reece. He and our team can help you determine if dental implants are right for you.