High-Quality Dental Implants in El Paso, Texas
Need an expert dental implant specialist in El Paso to restore your smile? Trust Sun Ridge Smiles for the best natural-looking dental implants in town.
Not sure if dental implants are right for you? Call Sun Ridge Smiles in El Paso, TX at (915) 308-1868 today or make an appointment by filling out the form below!
What are Dental Implants?
They are the most popular and helpful missing tooth replacement option for patients with tooth loss, restoring both the tooth root and the gap in your smile.
Dental implants are made out of three main parts:
- titanium post
These implants are made to last and offer stability. Based on the number of missing teeth, you can get a custom crown, bridge, or denture to fix the natural appearance and function of your smile.
What are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
They have multiple benefits, but the most important ones are:
At our dental implant El Paso clinic, we utilize cutting-edge technology and top-notch materials to design and implement your titanium implant.
With diligent care and proper oral hygiene, your restorations can endure well beyond a decade, and the implants themselves have the potential to last a lifetime.
Preserving Jawbone Integrity
When a tooth is lost, the root is lost too. The absence of stimulation from that root can lead to weakening and atrophy of the jawbone tissues.
Unlike traditional restorations that only address the visible crown of the tooth, an implant restores the entire structure, preventing recession of the jaw bone.
Dentures supported by dental implants provide optimal stability. Unlike traditional dentures that may shift during activities such as eating, talking, or laughing, implant-supported dentures remain secure.
Enjoy the confidence of performing everyday activities with the same ease as you would with natural teeth. You will have no concern about your implant becoming loose.
Do I Qualify For a Dental Implant?
Eligibility for an implant treatment is based on meeting specific requirements.
Our dentists will conduct a thorough consultation before scheduling your implant surgery to establish if you qualify for an implant.
Some of our main considerations include:
Oral Health: Patients should maintain good overall oral health aside from their missing teeth. Achieving the necessary oral health may involve periodontal treatment, tooth extractions, or other preliminary dental work before implant placement.
Lifestyle: Dental implants are not recommended for individuals with higher susceptibility to complications due to medical and lifestyle factors. Smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, and autoimmune disorders can heighten surgical risks and potentially yield unsatisfactory results.
Bone Density: Adequate jawbone density is crucial to support an implant. If long-term tooth loss has led to bone atrophy, we may recommend a preparatory bone graft to enhance your candidacy for the procedure.
Our specialists will guide you through these requirements in detail during your consultation.
We ensure that the decision to proceed with a dental implant is well-informed and tailored to your individual needs.
How Does Dental Implant Procedure Look Like?
Treatment Planning Part I
How are the teeth?
A comprehensive dental implant consultation is necessary for placing even just one implant. Due to the nature of dental implants, we cannot leave any infection or periodontal disease in your mouth before starting treatment.
Doing so can cause implant failures. This is why a dental implant consultation is so crucial. At this stage, we treat all the issues in your mouth.
Treatment Planning Part II
CT Scan - Where are the bones?
After we have decided on the health and solutions for all the other parts of the mouth, we do a CT scan to get a clear 3D Image of where the bone is and whether you are a good candidate for implants.
Treatment Planning Part III
Plan The Implant Placement in 3D!
We plan implant placement in 3 different planes (angles). This allows us to figure out the proper diameter of the implant, the length of the implant, as well as what angulation and depth to place the implant in.
Next, the implant is placed in the desired location with the proper angulation. Depending on how strong the bone is at the time of implant placement, we may or may not be able to put a tooth on at this time.
If the implant is not strong enough, the dentist may elect to either completely cover it with gum or put a healing abutment on.
Our expert dentists now put an abutment onto the implant. This is an impression taken and sent to the dental lab for a custom fit. After the crown comes back it is either cemented or screwed into the implant for a fixed, permanent restoration!
Regain Your Smile's Strength with Dental Implants
Rediscover the power of a confident and complete smile with our professional service, a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth.
With the expertise of our team, we fuse strength, aesthetics, and function to restore your natural teeth and rejuvenate your smile, giving you the freedom to enjoy life without hesitation.
FAQs About Dental Implants
You will be numbed before the procedure has even started. If profound numbness cannot be achieved with the anesthesia, the dentist may choose to reschedule for another day and have you take antibiotics first. After the dental implant surgery, you will most likely have some discomfort, but our dentist will make sure to prescribe you the proper medication so that you won’t be in pain.
The length of the procedure depends on a lot of factors such as the quality and amount of jaw bone you have, your overall health, and how your teeth occlude, among other things. The process start to finish typically requires 6 months to a year.
With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime. Regular oral hygiene practices and routine check-ups contribute to the longevity of your implants.
Choosing to have a dental implant at Sun Ridge Smiles ensures a high standard of care. A biocompatible material is used for a natural-looking replacement. This way we will restore both function and your beautiful smile.
The dental implant process at Sun Ridge Smiles involves a detailed consultation, a potential preliminary treatment plan, implant placement surgery, and the attachment of custom restorations. Our team guides you through each step of the procedure, ensuring a personalized and comfortable experience.
Sun Ridge Smiles stands out for its commitment to excellence, utilizing advanced technology, top-quality materials, and a patient-centered approach. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Lee, ensures personalized care, making us a reliable choice for dental implants El Paso.
Dr. Hu and our team will assess your oral health, lifestyle, and bone density during a detailed consultation to determine your candidacy for dental implants. Factors such as overall health, smoking habits, and bone density are considered.
Aftercare for dental implants includes maintaining good oral hygiene, attending follow-up appointments, and avoiding habits that may impact implant stability. Our team provides detailed postoperative dental care instructions to ensure optimal healing.