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Artistic Smiles
Angela Gonzalez, D.D.S.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

How can we help you?

Dr. Angela Gonzalez knows that informed patients tend to experience fewer oral health problems. When you understand the benefits of dentistry and the consequences of putting off needed dental treatment, you'll be more motivated to be proactive with your oral health.

That is why the team at Artistic Smiles, always welcomes and encourages your questions. We will thoroughly explain why you need dental treatment, and we use technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras so you can clearly see the problem for yourself. If anything isn't clear to you, just let us know, and we'll take the time to explain it in detail until you feel confident about making a treatment decision.

Many of the questions we hear most frequently at our Nassau Bay, TX dental office are listed below. If you don't see the information you need, please call us at (281) 316-8900, and we'll be happy to assist you.

Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants will vary depending on the specifics of your unique case. Factors that may influence the cost of dental implants include imaging, such as digital x-rays, implant design, and crafting of the restoration. For patients who need a preliminary bone graft in order to be good candidates for dental implants, the cost of the treatment will reflect this additional procedure, as well.

At Artistic Smiles, we accept many forms of payments, and our office staff will work diligently to help you fit this valuable treatment into your budget.

A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that is surgically inserted into your jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. Titanium is biocompatible, so in the months following dental implant, a process called osseointegration takes place. Surrounding bone forms a strong bond with the dental implant, and, as a result, the implant becomes a permanent fixture in your jaw.

At Artistic Smiles, we use dental implants at our Nassau Bay, TX dental office to support various prosthetics, including a single dental crown, dental bridge, or entire denture. Since dental implants are a complete replacement tooth, they function better and last longer than appliances that don’t have a root-like structure to support them.

Candidates for Dental Implants

To be a good candidate and get the maximum benefit from dental implants, you must have adequate bone to support osseointegration at the implant site. If you have been missing a tooth for a long time, or have congenital bone defects in your jaw, there may not be enough bone available to support the implant.

Fortunately, there is a procedure called bone grafting that adds bone material at the implant site. While this is an additional step in the dental implant process, it increases your chances of positive treatment outcomes.

Call Us to Get Started

If you would like to learn more about dental implants at our Nassau Bay, TX dental office, please call Artistic Smiles to schedule a dental appointment.

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