Complete Dental Care

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, Dr. Jackson Bean may recommend Dental Implants in Greenville, Texas, to replace them. These implants are custom created to match your mouth and then fixed into place by Dr. Bean to restore the utility and aesthetic of your smile. Learn more today by calling 903-454-6661 and scheduling an appointment at Complete Dental Care!

Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or complete arches of teeth. The actual dental implant, which is made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is often required to allow the bone to bond with the dental implant.

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Dental Implants

Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the dental implant. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be:

  • A dental crown which is tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over your tooth
  • A dental bridge is a false tooth held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap
  • A complete or partial denture is a plate with one or more false teeth with clips to keep the denture in place

Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically. 

Replacing a missing tooth can have many benefits not only to your oral health but to the function and appearance of your smile.  

Here are some of the irrefutable benefits of Dental Implants.

Improved comfort: Dental implants are a great way to replace lost teeth. Removable dentures and other teeth replacement options can often leave your mouth sore and uncomfortable. Dental Implants are designed to look and feel just like your natural ones so that you can chew on them without any worries of discomfort or pain! 

Improved speech: With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within your mouth, causing you to mumble or slur words. You can speak without worrying that your teeth might fall with a dental implant.

Preserved Dental Health: Dental Implants preserve the natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need for bridgework. They will also help you preserve bone and reduce resorption (break down/ loss of tooth mass) rates, which means more stability for your jaw!

Long-lasting: With proper care and maintenance, implants last for a lifetime. They have predictable outcomes and can last much longer than traditional tooth restorations like bridges or crowns that can wear out after just one year of use.

Improved appearance and confidence: Due to the natural appearance of implants, you can feel confident in your smile. Without the hassle of removable dentures or temporary fixes, you can smile, chew and speak freely and confidently, knowing your implants look amazing.

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Dental Implants Success

Although the process of getting dental implants can seem daunting, you can relax knowing Complete Dental Care in Greenville has impressive success rates with all forms of cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. In general, dental implant procedures have a success rate of up to 98%, and with proper care and good dental hygiene, implants can last a lifetime.

Your comfort and success are Dr. Jackson A. Bean’s priority. Here is our process of getting you ready for dental implants with Complete Dental Care.

  • Comprehensive Dental Exam: We first start with a complete dental exam with Dr. Bean to evaluate your teeth and determine if implants are a good option for you. This stage may include dental x-rays or images. 
  • Medical History Review: Our staff will gather information about any medical conditions or medications you take. This helps Dr. Bean know if any antibiotics might need to be prescribed beforehand for possible infection. 
  • Treatment Plan: Dr. Bean will tailor a plan specific to your dental needs and history. He will consider the number of missing teeth, the strength of your jaw, and more to make the best choice for your dental health. We will make sure you are entirely comfortable with your treatment plan before moving forward.

Complete Dental Care is here for you, from consultation to your finished smile. 

We want you to feel completely comfortable and confident in your dental implants. Please feel free to call us with any questions about the procedure. To schedule your dental implant consultation in Greenville, Texas, click here, give us a call, or visit us soon.

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Frisbee, E. (2021, July 30). Dental Implants. WebMD. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-implants#091e9c5e80007bac-1-2

Frothingham, S. (2018, June 13). Dental bridge: 4 types, benefits, use case and costs. Healthline. Retrieved January 3, 2022, from https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-bridge

Mayo Clinic Staff. (2019, January 29). Dental implant surgery. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved January 3, 2022, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-implant-surgery/about/

UIC College of Dentistry. (n.d.). College of Dentistry. 5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are So Popular | College of Dentistry | University of Illinois Chicago. Retrieved September 1, 2017, from https://dentistry.uic.edu/news-stories/5-reasons-why-dental-implants-are-so-popular/

What are dental implants? The Dental Implant Experts. (2021, March 8). Retrieved January 3, 2022, from https://www.aaid-implant.org/faqs/what-are-dental-implants/