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 undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Grimes and Dr. Simek or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Drs. Grimes and Simek, call our office in Lubbock, TX at Grimes & Simek Dentistry Phone Number 806-798-3384, or request an appointment online.

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 Implants Presentation

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrudes through the gums. 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. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Drs. Grimes and Simek can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then 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.

Not All Implants are Created Equal

Straumann offers you important advantages for your missing teeth, with trusted products built on a foundation of quality, scientific research, and leading-edge technology

Straumann Dental Implant

Worldwide Confidence, Worldwide Trust

Recognized as one of the leading providers of dental implants, more than 14 million Straumann implants have been sold to clinicians in over 70 countries. Rest assured that no matter where life takes you, care for you and your Straumann dental implants is nearby.

Straumann - Worldwide-Leader in Dental ImplantsClinical Excellence

Straumann dental implants are one of the most well-documented systems with more than 30 years of extensive scientific and clinical evidence – few implant companies can make that claim.

Swiss Quality and Precision
With Swiss precision engineering roots, Straumann implants and components are manufactured under exacting processes and held to the highest quality standards.

Supported by Science
Straumann dental implants have shown a 98.8% survival rate in long-term clinical studies.1 This 10-year survival rate (meaning the implant is still secure in a patient’s mouth) is one of the highest observed to date.

Leading implant surface and implant material
Straumann offers some of the most advanced dental implant surfaces and materials available, designed to shorten treatment times and make tooth replacement less intrusive.

  • Straumann SLActive® is an advanced implant surface designed to bond faster with bone, reduce healing time and increase the predictability of implant treatment.
  • Straumann Roxolid® is the first Titanium Zirconium alloy designed for dental implants and provides improved strength2 over Straumann’s Titanium implants, offering a new option for patients with limited bone or narrow spaces between teeth.

 

Since every surgical procedure carries potential risks, patients should always consult a dental professional to evaluate whether dental implants are the option for them.


1Buser D, Janner SF, Wittneben JG, Brägger U, Ramseier CA, Salvi GE. 10-year survival and success rates of 511 titanium implants with a sandblasted and acid-etched surface: a retrospective study in 303 partially edentulous patients. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2012 Dec;14(6):839-51.
2;Tensile strength. Norm ASTM F67 (states min. tensile strength of annealed titanium); data on file.

Grimes & Simek Dentistry

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Great, caring staff and assistant s. Dr. Simek is a great person and doctor. He will listen and explain. I thank God for his work today.

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EXTREMELY COURTEOUS AND FRIENDLY STAFF. THEY TRY VERY HARD TO WORK WITH MY SCHEDULE. MY HYGIENIST IS AWESOME. VERY FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. I DO ENJOY MY VISITS. THANKS

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My family and I have been a patient of Dr.Robert Grimes for over 20 years. Everyone is always so nice and very knowledge about their work. I love coming here and I am always treated well and informed about what they are doing to my teeth. I recommend Dr. Robert Grimes and his staff for all of your dental work.

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Dr Grimes has done beautiful work on my teeth. He is very skilled in managing my pain during procedures and explaining what needs to be done. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

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I am so thankful that Dr. Grimes and his staff were recommended to me. I had a great first experience with him and his staff and I am excited to come back and be a frequent patient. Everyone was kind, personable, and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Would recommend Dr. Grimes and his staff to anyone!!!

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Amazing experience! Everyone was so nice and so friendly. I felt very comfortable being here. Brianna is super sweet and very gentle. Definitely best dentist office I have ever been to!

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Taylor was very nice and personable. She did a great job and I would definitely recommend her!

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Terri did a great job cleaning . My teeth felt good to the touch with my tongue. Robert gave me a very thorough exam. He told me a game plan for the future.

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My experience in this office with Dr.Grimes and all of the staff is amazing. The decor of the office is very pleasant and I'm excited to tell everyone I come in contact with to call and make an appointment. Even though I worked in other dentist offices that I loved previously, the care I have received at this office has been outstanding. Dr. Grimes is such a gentle and caring doctor and that flows right over with all of his staff.

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Dr Grimes did my cosmetic procedure. The porcelains crowns are so beautiful and natural. He is so gentle and caring. I never knew a dentist could make me so happy. The staff is so friendly. They make you feel like family. Prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend Dr Grimes foe cosmetic and general dentistry.

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