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. Mathur 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.

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 Mathur 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

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.

 

 

 

Patients First

In 1965 the world’s first patient to receive modern dental implants was already 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. It has helped them treat millions of patients all over the world successfully—now and in the future.

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.


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.

All-on-4® Treatment

Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4® Treatment Concept for Full-Arch Rehabilitation

When was the last time you bit into a crunchy apple? Do you dread public speaking because of problems with your teeth? Do you have a prosthesis that causes you trouble and discomfort instead of the much-needed support?
Our teeth play an important role in our daily life. An attractive, natural-looking smile is seen as a symbol of beauty and health. Also, a set of functioning teeth lets us enjoy the foods we love. They help us feel confident at work and allow us to stay active up until old age. Every tooth that‘s missing can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Therefore, it‘s important to find a good and long-lasting solution with your dentist. At Grimes Dentistry, we provide a state-of-the-art and scientifically proven solution.

Concerns with Dentures

(All on 4 for denture wearers video)

Discomfort and inconvenient handling – Unsecured dentures usually move in your mouth while you eat and speak. This creates pressure on your gums and jaw bone and can eventually lead to painful inflammations.
Difficulties chewing and speaking- Plastic components covering your palate can have a negative influence on the way you experience and how you pronounce words.
Changes to your appearance- When your jaw bone is no longer stimulated by your own teeth and tooth roots, it starts shrinking. Missing teeth can further affect your appearance, because your lips are no longer supported from the inside.

The All-on-4® treatment concept

The major benefit to Nobel Biocare’s All-On-4 treatment concept is how quickly a bridge can be placed with permanent implants and a fixed, non-removable prosthesis for replacement of a full arch of teeth. At Grimes Dentistry, Dr. Mathur and the laboratory technician can deliver this life changing procedure for those patients who are “dentally exhausted”. Traditional approaches for restoring a full arch of teeth usually involve bone grafts, six or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. This means that the patient would often be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year. All-On-4 Treatment Concept involves only four to six specially placed implants, usually without bone grafts or other costly ancillary surgical procedures. This means lower costs and reduced healing time for you the patient. Rate of success for this procedure is also superior to more traditional approaches and is designed to last a lifetime.

Benefits of All-on-4®

Improved quality of life– Regain teeth that look and feel natural. And, depending on your situation, your dentist can connect provisional teeth on the very same day that implants are placed. Shorter treatment time.

Supported by science- Created by Nobel Biocare, a world leader in dental implant technology. Hundreds of thousands of people have benefitted from Nobel Biocare’s All-on-4® treatment concept, and it is scientifically proven by nearly 20 years of study and research. *

Invest in the rest of your life – Costs might seem high at first glance, but the high maintenance costs of other restorations can make them more expensive in the long run.4
With good maintenance, your implants can last you a lifetime.

1 Mozzati M, Arata V, Gallesio G, Mussano F, Carossa S. Immediate postextractive dental implant placement with immediate loading on four implants for mandibular full-arch rehabilitation: a retrospective analysis. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2013;15:332–4 2 Babbush CA, Kanawati A, Kotsakis GA, Hinrichs JE. Patient-related and financial outcomes analysis of conventional full-arch rehabilitation versus the All-on-4 concept: A cohort study. Implant Dent 2014;23:218–24 3 Malo P, de Araújo Nobre M, Lopes A, Moss SM, Molina GJ. J Am Dent Assoc 2011; 142(3):310–20. A longitudinal study of the survival of All-on-4 implants in the mandible with up to 10 years of follow-up. 4 Vogel R, Smith-Palmer J, Valentine W. Evaluating the health economic implications and cost-effectiveness of dental implants: a literature review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2013;28:343–56.

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