Dental Implants – Corpus Christi, TX
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime with the right care over the years. Unfortunately, that did not happen for 120 million Americans. Tooth loss is still a prevalent problem despite several advancements in dentistry. If you have missing teeth, there are many options to replace them. As an alternative to traditional treatments, you can discover the difference with dental implants in Corpus Christi. Dr. Sarah Pitarra can rebuild your smile using a solution that looks and feels natural.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants allow you to enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth because they replace the entire structure of the tooth. This creates several advantages that are not possible with other treatments, including:
- Replaces the Root & Tooth: The implant post substitutes the root to stimulate your jawbone while also providing a secure foundation for your restoration.
- Long-Lasting: Dental implants can last for several decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
- High Success Rate: Dental implants have over a 95% 10-year success rate.
- Natural Function: Regain a much as 70% of your biting force.
- Enhanced Esthetics: All-ceramic materials allow your restorations to look natural.
- No Damage to Other Teeth: Dental implants do not rely on your natural teeth to support them to improve your oral health overall.
Indications for Dental Implants
Contrary to common belief, your dentist in Corpus Christi, Dr. Pitarra can use dental implants to treat all severities of tooth loss. Your treatment process varies slightly depending on how many teeth are being treated.
Missing Single Tooth
A biocompatible implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone to act as a new root. A special fixture called an abutment is connected to it to attach your dental crown.
Missing Multiple Teeth
One or more consecutive missing teeth are replaced with an implant-supported bridge. Your prosthetic teeth are carefully crafted to match the appearance of your natural ones. The bridge is held in place using a dental implant at either end instead of placing crowns on the adjacent teeth.
Missing All Your Teeth
You can forget about slipping and irritation when speaking, chewing, or smiling. You can anchor your denture to your jawbone using an average of 4 implant posts. In some cases, the entire arch can be replaced in just one day.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are more expensive upfront than traditional treatments, but they are more affordable long-term because they have the potential to last forever. There is no set amount you can expect to pay for your new smile because the cost is based on your specific treatment plan.
Dr. Pitarra provides you with a custom estimate and discusses your payment options to keep your new smile affordable, such as using your dental insurance or third-party financing with CareCredit.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you are ready to invest in the next best thing to your natural teeth, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to restoring your smile.