Dental Implants in Lubbock TX
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you complete a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Grimes or Dr. Mathur. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts, which provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth, are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics. After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. After Dr. Grimes, or Dr. Mathur surgically uncovers the implants and attaches a small healing collar, they can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken, and posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
At Grimes Dentistry, our dentists have access to the high-quality and high-performance dental implants from Nobel Biocare. We have an array of Nobel Biocare products to suit our patient’s unique requirements — be it a single tooth, anterior or a full-jaw restoration.
In 1965 the world’s first patient to receive modern dental implants was treated with Nobel Biocare implants. Gösta Larsson of Gothenburg, Sweden, had been an oral invalid until Professor Brånemark, the discoverer of osseointegration, dramatically and forever changed his life by inserting the first titanium dental implant into his mouth. This began half a century of heritage and experience that shows Nobel Biocare’s range of dental implants and solutions. Millions of patients from all over the world have been, and will continue to be, successfully treated.
Scientific Excellence And Innovation
Recognized as the pioneer of implant technology, Nobel Biocare allows you to always expect the best dental implants that are manufactured with utmost precision and efficiency while keeping up with the highest standards of quality. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
- Over 65 years of Clinical experience
- More than 18 million implants placed worldwide
- Products manufactured in the USA and Sweden
- 4,400+ independent scientific publications with data on Nobel Biocare products and solutions
- Present in over 80 countries
Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, patients should always consult a dental professional to evaluate whether dental implants are the option for them.
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2;Tensile strength. Norm ASTM F67 (states min. tensile strength of annealed titanium); data on file.