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Dental Implants in Hamilton

Dental implants have transformed the way we replace teeth. Traditional tooth replacement methods only restored those parts of teeth visible above the gum line, but dental implants in Harris County replace the vital root structure for a more natural looking and feeling result. Whether patients are missing one tooth or a full arch, dental implants can be used to support a custom dental prosthetic that replaces teeth and completes smiles. Contact our team to find out more or schedule a dental implant consultation today. We welcome Hamilton residents as well as patients from LaGrange and other nearby communities.

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Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a wealth of benefits compared to non-implant retained options in tooth replacement. Some of the most significant advantages include the following:

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    A comprehensive replacement option

    Dental implants replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the visible portion that helps you chew and speak.

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    A long-lasting solution

    When cared for properly, dental implants can stay stable and healthy for a lifetime.

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    High success rate

    Dental implant procedures are estimated to be 95% successful.

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    Natural function

    Because the tooth’s root is replaced in addition to the crown, a dental implant will function just like the teeth you were born with.

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    Enhanced esthetics

    Dental implants look highly natural.

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    A more conservative treatment

    Unlike with a fixed bridge, placing a dental implant requires no alteration (damage) to the teeth that surround the gap.

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A comprehensive replacement option

Dental implants replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the visible portion that helps you chew and speak.

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A long-lasting solution

When cared for properly, dental implants can stay stable and healthy for a lifetime.

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High success rate

Dental implant procedures are estimated to be 95% successful.

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Natural function

Because the tooth’s root is replaced in addition to the crown, a dental implant will function just like the teeth you were born with.

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Enhanced esthetics

Dental implants look highly natural.

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A more conservative treatment

Unlike with a fixed bridge, placing a dental implant requires no alteration (damage) to the teeth that surround the gap.

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  • Am I a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?

    Being a suitable candidate for dental implants depends on your situation. Ideal candidates usually have sufficient bone in their jaws to support the implants. They should also be free of periodontal disease. Those with health conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes or cancer might not be ideal candidates.

    Additionally, we advise smokers and those who consume alcohol excessively to quit these habits as these could interfere with the healing process. A consultation with our professional dental dentist at Harris County Dentist should comprehensively assess your suitability for dental implants.

  • Can Dental Implants Be Used for Multiple Missing Teeth?

    Yes, dental implants can be used for multiple missing teeth. An individual implant can be placed for each missing tooth, restoring function and aesthetics. In some cases, if several adjacent teeth are missing, a dental bridge or a full or partial denture that is anchored to multiple implants may be recommended instead.

    This provides reliable stabilization and comfort and preserves healthy teeth, as opposed to traditional dentures or bridges that require grinding down adjacent healthy teeth.

  • Why Choose Dental Implants Over Other Options?

    We often recommend dental implants over other options due to their durability, permanence, and resemblance to natural teeth. The implant replaces the tooth’s root, creating a stable base for an artificial tooth that is securely attached and doesn’t move. 

    Unlike dentures, implants don’t require special cleansing procedures; unlike bridges, they don’t require alteration of neighboring teeth. Implants also prevent bone loss in the jaw, working to maintain your facial structure over the long term.

  • How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

    Dental implants can last a very long time with proper maintenance. How long exactly can depend on a variety of factors, including the patient’s oral hygiene practices, overall health status, whether or not they smoke (as smoking can negatively affect implant lifespan), and regular dental check-ups. 

    If well taken care of, dental implants have been reported to last 25 years or more, potentially making them a long-lasting solution.

  • Is the Recovery Process Lengthy?

    The recovery process after dental implant surgery varies from person to person, depending on factors such as the number of implants placed and the patient’s overall health. Generally, there will be some discomfort in the days immediately following surgery, which typically includes:

    • Swelling of the gums and face
    • Bruising
    • Pain at the implant site
    • Minor bleeding.

    However, these should improve gradually over a week or so. The complete healing process, wherein the implant fuses with the bone—a process called osseointegration—usually takes several months.

  • Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

    Insurance coverage for dental implants depends on your insurance plan’s specifics. While some insurance companies have started providing coverage for dental implants, many policies still do not. That’s why we recommend reviewing your dental insurance plan and speaking with your insurance provider to understand what part is covered.

    Some of our patients’ plans cover a portion of the procedure or offer a discount, but much of the cost may still remain out-of-pocket. Some medical insurance also covers dental implants if our dentists deem them medically necessary.

  • Am I a Suitable Candidate for Dental Implants?
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    Being a suitable candidate for dental implants depends on your situation. Ideal candidates usually have sufficient bone in their jaws to support the implants. They should also be free of periodontal disease. Those with health conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes or cancer might not be ideal candidates.

    Additionally, we advise smokers and those who consume alcohol excessively to quit these habits as these could interfere with the healing process. A consultation with our professional dental dentist at Harris County Dentist should comprehensively assess your suitability for dental implants.

  • Can Dental Implants Be Used for Multiple Missing Teeth?
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    Yes, dental implants can be used for multiple missing teeth. An individual implant can be placed for each missing tooth, restoring function and aesthetics. In some cases, if several adjacent teeth are missing, a dental bridge or a full or partial denture that is anchored to multiple implants may be recommended instead.

    This provides reliable stabilization and comfort and preserves healthy teeth, as opposed to traditional dentures or bridges that require grinding down adjacent healthy teeth.

  • Why Choose Dental Implants Over Other Options?
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    We often recommend dental implants over other options due to their durability, permanence, and resemblance to natural teeth. The implant replaces the tooth’s root, creating a stable base for an artificial tooth that is securely attached and doesn’t move. 

    Unlike dentures, implants don’t require special cleansing procedures; unlike bridges, they don’t require alteration of neighboring teeth. Implants also prevent bone loss in the jaw, working to maintain your facial structure over the long term.

  • How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
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    Dental implants can last a very long time with proper maintenance. How long exactly can depend on a variety of factors, including the patient’s oral hygiene practices, overall health status, whether or not they smoke (as smoking can negatively affect implant lifespan), and regular dental check-ups. 

    If well taken care of, dental implants have been reported to last 25 years or more, potentially making them a long-lasting solution.

  • Is the Recovery Process Lengthy?
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    The recovery process after dental implant surgery varies from person to person, depending on factors such as the number of implants placed and the patient’s overall health. Generally, there will be some discomfort in the days immediately following surgery, which typically includes:

    • Swelling of the gums and face
    • Bruising
    • Pain at the implant site
    • Minor bleeding.

    However, these should improve gradually over a week or so. The complete healing process, wherein the implant fuses with the bone—a process called osseointegration—usually takes several months.

  • Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?
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    Insurance coverage for dental implants depends on your insurance plan’s specifics. While some insurance companies have started providing coverage for dental implants, many policies still do not. That’s why we recommend reviewing your dental insurance plan and speaking with your insurance provider to understand what part is covered.

    Some of our patients’ plans cover a portion of the procedure or offer a discount, but much of the cost may still remain out-of-pocket. Some medical insurance also covers dental implants if our dentists deem them medically necessary.

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