Dental Implant In El Paso, Tx
Dental implants are a proven way to restore missing teeth. If you are missing teeth and would like a solution that is permanent and feels like a normal tooth, please read on and follow a journey of our patient with us.
Dental Implant Start To Finish
1. Treatment Planning Part I
How is all the teeth?
A comprehensive exam is necessary for placing even just one dental implant. Due to the the nature of dental implants, we cannot leave any infection or periodontal (bone) issue in your mouth prior to starting treatment. Doing so can cause implant failures. All the issues in the mouth are treatment planned at this stage.
2. Treatment Planning Part II
CT Scan- Where are the bone?
After solution to all the other part of the mouth is decided, we do a CT scan to get a clear 3D Image of where the bone and whether you are a good candidate for implants
Cone Beam CT
3. Treatment Planning Part III
Plan The Implant Placement out in 3D!
Implant placement is planned out 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.
Transverse (top) View
Coronal (front) View
Saggital (side) View
4. Implant Placement
Implant Surgery Day!
The dental implant is placed into the desired location with the proper angulation. Depending on how strong the bone is at 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.
5. Implant Restoration
Tooth is put onto the implant at this stage!
Abutment is put onto the dental implant, impression taken and sent to the dental lab, and after crown comes back it is either cemented or screwed into the implant for a fixed, permanent restoration!
Why Dental Implants?
There is millions of Americans with missing teeth. There are many ways to replace missing teeth, and implants is just one of them. Most people would also consider a partial denture as well as a bridge. The reason why implant is so perfect for restoring missing teeth is because it is anchored in bone. Not only does it preserve the bone long term (as long as the implant is stable), it acts and feels most like a natural tooth versus the other options. Of course, there are times where implant may not be right for you due to certain factors. At Sun Ridge Smiles, we offer a comprehensive list of dental procedures to ensure that we offer you the multiple good solution to your dental need and unique situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Dental Implants
Will Doing Implant Hurt?
You will be numbed very well before the procedure is even started. If profound numbess cannot be achieved with the anesthesia, the dentist may choose to reschedule for another day and have you take antibiotic first. Since dental implant IS surgery, afterwards 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.
How long does it take to do a dental implant?
Dental Implant difficulty depends on a lot of factors such as the quality and amount of bone you have, your overall health, and how your teeth occlude, among other things.
The process start to finish typically requires 6 month to a year.
How Much Does Dental Implants Cost?
Dental Implants are usually covered partly by dental insurances, your insurance set the prices for the dental implant. The cost of dental implant have dropped dramatically over the past few years. If you do not have dental insurance, you can look at Sun Ridge Smiles Savings Plan, which if enrolled, gives you saving on all procedures performed at our clinic. For more information please contact us.