Sweet Tooth Smiles Offers Advanced Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Dental Implants in Texas.
At Sweet Tooth Smiles, we offer the best dental implant technology including single implants, implant bridges, All-on-4, and All-on-6. Our office is conveniently located in Richmond, TX, and we serve patients from the neighboring communities of Sugar Land, Pecan Grove, Mission Bend, Cinco Ranch, Aliana, and Katy.
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Your jawbone shrinks to compensate for the loss of a tooth when it breaks or falls out, so your dentist will look at bone loss and how this might affect any implant work you would like to have done. To determine whether you are a good candidate for implants, your dentist will examine your x-rays carefully and decide on an appropriate procedure.
Depending on your schedule, you may want to inquire about the number of appointments you will need for dental implants. The number of visits required, and the total treatment time will vary according to the amount and type of implant work you are having done.
The dentist will be able to give you a detailed estimate of the number of appointments you’ll need after your initial consultation.
Check with your dentist about your post-implant options and find out how many times you might need to have appointments for follow-up or maintenance procedures. The length of time needed for treatment and recovery will depend on the type of implants you have.
When choosing a dentist to do your dental implant work, it’s important to consider how experienced they are, their implant success rate, and how satisfied patients are with the work they have had done at the practice.
Before any dental implant work begins, x-rays and a full consultation are required. During the consultation, your dentist will discuss all the available tooth replacement options with you and provide you with a cost for your dental implants.
Once you have agreed your implant treatment plan with the dentist, we will schedule your appointments. The length of treatment and the number of appointments necessary will depend on your choice of implants.
During a series of appointments, the dentist will carefully place your dental implants and ensure that everything is exactly as it should be for the implants to be successful.
Your dental implants are completed, and we think you’ll be spending a lot of time smiling!
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that support fixed replacement teeth. They are an increasingly popular long-term solution for people with missing teeth or dental problems. One of the reasons they are so sought-after is that they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
When we fit dental implants, we use special titanium screws that fuse to your jaw’s living bone cells. It is this that provides extra stability and prevents the unwanted movement that can sometimes happen with dentures.
Three parts make up a dental implant.
This is the titanium screw that, once placed in the jawbone, serves as a root for your new tooth.
The abutment connects the implant to the dental crown.
A dental crown is a white tooth-like structure that sits above the abutment.
Dentures or missing teeth can be replaced with All-on-4 dental implants, which use four implants to secure a full upper or lower arch of replacement teeth. This is a popular form of implant as it looks good, feels completely natural, and allows you to eat and drink normally.
All-on-6 is a similar procedure to All-on-4, but it uses six implants to secure the replacement teeth. As with the All-on-4 treatment, the implants hold the upper or lower arch of teeth very securely in your mouth, so they don’t move about. This is an excellent option if you have multiple missing teeth or might lose more in the future.
We will give you pre-op instructions to help you prepare for the extraction, and instructions on how to care for the extraction site after the procedure has been completed.
Before the extraction, we administer an anesthetic or sedative. If you are having several teeth done at the same time, the dentist may put you to sleep.
The number of extractions required will determine the total cost of any extraction and subsequent dental implant procedures. Please contact our office for details.
To give you an idea of cost, single implants are typically between $2,000 and $5,000 each, which can be multiplied by the number needed. However, an All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implant procedure can cost considerably less than multiple individual implants. The cost of implants, crowns, and abutments also varies depending on the materials you choose.
Having dental implants is a big decision and you’ll need to budget for them. Fortunately, costs have come down recently and there are also finance options available, so you might be able to spread the cost over an extended period.
At Sweet Tooth Smiles, we use the latest technology for dental implants and our office will be happy to give you details of any finance options you may be eligible for.
We provide patients with advanced dentistry, orthodontics, and affordable dental implant work in a welcoming, stress-free environment. Patient care is always our top priority. Our office is also multilingual, and we speak Spanish, Urdu, Hindi, Filipino, and Arabic.
Conveniently located in Richmond, TX, we serve patients from the surrounding communities of Aliana, Pecan Grove, Mission Bend, Grand Mission, Lakemont, Lakes of Bella Terra, West Oaks, Twin Oaks, Mission Glen, Cinco Ranch, and Katy.