Dental Implants in Friendswood, TX


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About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-lasting and effective solution for replacing a missing tooth or teeth for a stunning smile. MINT dentistry is happy to use dental implants with custom restorations for our patients in Friendswood, TX to help them achieve a sexy smile that functions and feels like natural teeth. An implant is a post that is placed in your gums and jawbone (by one of our board-certified oral surgeons) to mimic the missing root of your tooth. This post(s) can then be connected to a restoration (crown, bridge, or dentures) for a result that is natural-looking and lasts for years. If you want to restore your smile by replacing a missing tooth or teeth, make an appointment for a consultation at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX. During this consultation at our modern dental facility, you will learn about our commitment to help you reach your aesthetic goals while restoring ideal oral health.

All-On-4® Dental Implants

Nobel Biocare® manufactures All-on-4 dental implants, which provide a comprehensive full-arch restoration with custom dentures. All-on-4 implant dentures work by inserting the screws (dental implants) into strategic areas on each arch. Compared to other implant dentures, All-on-4 offers a better fit with as few as four posts. The MINT dentistry team recommends All-on-4 implant-supported dentures to get a restored smile minus the hassle or the dietary restrictions of traditional dentures. Many MINT patients appreciate the benefits of the groundbreaking All-on-4 process with amazing, high-quality results. If you're interested in finding out more about All-on-4 implanted dentures, we invite you to schedule a consultation.

Best Candidates for dental implants

Our team often uses a crown, bridge, or dentures supported by implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth. You may be a good candidate for implant dentistry if you have one or more traditional restorations but are unhappy with its appearance or maintenance. During your consultation, our skilled team will assess your jawbone and gums to determine if a dental implant will help you achieve your goal smile. You are probably not a candidate for dental implants if you are being treated for gum disease, use tobacco, or are currently pregnant.

What to Expect with Dental Implants

Prior to scheduling your appointment for implant placement, we will make sure you do not need jawbone or gum grafts. If you do, these will be performed before your implant surgery is scheduled. When your mouth is ready for implants, our team will schedule your first appointment to begin the process. At the start of your implant surgery, a member of our team will show you to the procedure room so you can begin to relax in the massaging treatment chair where you will be given a pair of MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones. When you are ready, your doctor will administer your anesthesia, and if needed, sedation. Then, the oral surgeon will make the needed incision(s) in your mouth and fit the titanium post(s) into your jawbone. This process will be repeated if more than one implant is needed. Finally, your doctor will close your gums around the implant, leaving the post visible above the gumline. During the next few months, the post(s) will begin to integrate with the gums and jawbone. While this occurs, a temporary restoration will be used to protect the post(s). Once your mouth has healed, we will attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture to the implant(s) so you can begin to enjoy your newly restored smile.

Dental Implants Treatment Aftercare

Following surgery, you should expect a bit of swelling in your mouth and lower face, as well as some bleeding, bruising, and discomfort. These symptoms are normally mild to moderate and temporary, but severe or prolonged symptoms should be reported to our office. Your doctor may write you a prescription for pain medications and antibiotics along with detailed instructions, like what activities to avoid, to help you recover smoothly. Once your implant(s) has healed and your custom restoration has been connected, you need to maintain a good home oral care routine, which includes flossing and brushing every day. We may ask you to schedule follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress. MINT dentistry suggests you keep attending appointments twice a year for professional cleanings so that we can help you keep your restorations gorgeous for a lifetime.

The MINT Commitment

Depending on your dental insurance and specific coverage, some of the costs of your oral surgery and custom restoration may be covered. We will contact your insurance provider to determine your specific coverage and calculate your remaining bill. During your initial consultation with the doctor, we will discuss the payment methods accepted by our office, including low-interest medical financing. At MINT dentistry, we are dedicated to making sure all our patients have a healthy, beautiful smile. If you don't have dental insurance, ask us if you are eligible for the MINT Discount Plan, which helps you fit restorative treatments, like dental implants, into your budget.

Dental Implants Lasting Appeal

Implant dentistry is a great option to give you a beautiful replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. Cleaned just like your natural teeth, dental implants can restore the health and appearance of your smile. With modern dental equipment and state-of-the-art techniques, our team of professionals at MINT dentistry is committed to helping you get the smile of your dreams through implant dentistry. To learn more about our implant dentistry, schedule a consultation with a MINT dentistry professional at our office in Friendswood, TX.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.