Dental Implants – Humble, TX
A Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
We aren’t exaggerating when we say that dental implants are the most complete tooth replacement available today. Able to fully restore a tooth both above and below the gum line, they provide the next best thing to natural teeth, and now, you can get them right here at Progressive Dental Group. If you’re looking for a beautiful and permanent way to close the gaps in your smile, dental implants in Humble, TX are the premier way to do it. Want to know if you are a good candidate for them? To schedule a consultation, give us a call today.
Why Choose Progressive Dental Group for Dental Implants?
- All-inclusive care: placement & restoration under one roof
- Able to effectively replace any number of missing teeth
- 98% success rate; can last for 30 years or more
Benefits of Dental Implants
So what makes dental implants so special compared to other tooth replacements like bridges and dentures?
It all comes down to the fact that implants are the only treatment that brings back both sections of a tooth—the root and crown. Other treatments only replicate the crown, which makes them much less stable and more likely to wear down over time. With implants, however, the new teeth are firmly anchored into the jawbone thanks to a new titanium “root” placed within it, meaning whether you’re chewing or speaking, they aren’t going anywhere.
The root also serves a dual purpose. It provides internal support for the jawbone, preventing the bone deterioration that is common after tooth loss, which helps maintain the strength of the bite as well as the overall shape and appearance of the face.
Implants are uniquely reliable as well. In addition to having a 98% success rate, they can be trusted to last for 30 years or more, much longer than your typical denture or bridge.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants can help patients dealing with an entire spectrum of tooth loss, so what kind of implant restoration would be best for your particular smile? Our team can help you decide at a consultation from among the following options:
Missing One Tooth
After placing a single implant root into the jawbone, it can be topped with a custom-made crown to fill in a gap in the smile. This new tooth will be able to stand on its own without support from the surrounding teeth, better preserving the integrity of a patient’s natural smile compared to a regular bridge.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For patients missing three or more teeth in a row, rather than replacing them with individual implants, two implants placed on either side of the gap can be used to support a strong and reliable bridge. This means the nearby teeth won’t need to be altered to hold supporting crowns, helping the implant bridge seamlessly fit into any smile.
Missing All of Your Teeth
A full denture can be firmly attached to the jawbone using just four well-placed implants. Compared to a typical removable prosthetic, an implant-retained denture is much sturdier, less likely to slip, and also helps a patient have a much stronger bite.
Start to Finish Convenience
With most other dental offices, patients have to visit at least two dental offices to get dental implants—one to have them placed, and another to have them restored. Typically, this just adds time, expense, and stress to the whole process. At Progressive Dental Group, we’re proud to say that our team has the specialized training to perform the entire procedure under one roof, meaning patients can rebuild their smile in the most comfortable and efficient way possible, always working with the same dentists and team that they trust.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
How much does it cost to get dental implants? It depends! Factors such as how many teeth a patient needs to have replaced, where they are located in the mouth, and what kind of restoration is used can all make the procedure more or less expensive. Plus, the need for preparatory procedures to ensure that a patient is ready to receive implants (such as a tooth extraction or bone graft) can add to the overall cost as well. In the end, the best way to determine what YOUR particular procedure will cost is simply to come see us for a consultation where we’ll be able to discuss the ins-and-outs of your specific process.
It’s important to note that while implant restorations tend to be more expensive than other traditional options, they often end up being the better long-term financial choice, largely thanks to their longevity. Regular bridges and dentures usually need to be completely redone every 7-10 years, compounding their cost, while implants can often last for 30 years or more. With implants, a patient can easily save thousands in periodic maintenance and retreatments as time goes on, all the while enjoying superior function and aesthetics as well!
Dental Implant FAQs
Do you still have questions about getting dental implants in Humble? At Progressive Dental Group, we conduct the entire process under one roof, so you don’t have to worry about important information getting lost in translation. For your convenience, we’ve answered some common questions we receive from our patients below.
Will my dental implant surgery be painful?
It can be daunting going into surgery, but when you visit Progressive Dental Group for your dental implant treatment, we’ll make sure that the entire process is painless and hassle-free. Many of our patients worry that their dental implant placement will be unbearable; however, that’s not at all the case. Dr. Cabrera administers a local anesthetic beforehand to make sure that you don’t feel a thing throughout the surgery.
After the procedure, many patients report feeling tenderness and a dull pain, but it’s typically nothing that can’t be remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen. Within a day or two, you’ll be able to return to your regular routine. Just be sure to maintain a soft diet and clean your dental implant placement site to prevent any healing complications.
How long does it take to get dental implants?
The process of getting dental implants is different for every patient, depending on their unique situation. When you visit our office for your initial consultation, Dr. Cabrera will lay out your treatment timeline for you once he has examined your X-rays and mouth. Some of our patients require additional preparatory procedures, including bone grafts and sinus lifts, which may make the overall process longer. However, the entire treatment typically takes place over the course of several months.
Who is qualified to place dental implants?
Any dentist can call themselves an implant dentist, which is why it’s important to choose a professional who is highly skilled and trained, in order to ensure that you end up with a great outcome. Dr. Jose Cabrera has dedicated hundreds of hours to advancing his training and sharpening his skills in implant dentistry. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, which allows him to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and techniques. With so much additional education and training under our team’s belt, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best results when you visit Progressive Dental Group.
How do you take care of dental implants?
One great benefit of getting dental implants is that they’re easy to care for. In fact, because they’re so similar to your natural teeth, you can take care of them in practically the same way. Just be sure to keep up with your dental hygiene routine by brushing and flossing, maintaining a nutritious diet, visiting your dentist for semi-annual checkups and cleanings, and being mindful of eating any chewy, hard, or sticky snacks. If you notice any out-of-the-ordinary feelings or signs, don’t hesitate to contact our office so we can examine your implants and make sure that a problem isn’t developing.