Dental Implants Fulshear

Where Permanence & Stability Come Together

When choosing how to replace your missing teeth, you may find that more traditional options are not what you want to invest in. Knowing their temporary livelihood will have you seeking a replacement within just a few years, you turn to dental implants in Fulshear because of their permanence and stability. At Villagio Family & Cosmetic Dental, our team of experts is here to ensure the health and vitality of your new smile so that it looks beautiful, functions properly, and lasts a lifetime so that you can worry less about smiling for the camera or enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends. Call our office to schedule a consultation today.

Why Choose Villagio Family & Cosmetic Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available for Busy Individuals
  • Reliable Dental Team That Cares About Patients’ Needs

What are Dental Implants?

Woman admiring smile after receiving dental implants in Fulshear

Dental implants are not like any other tooth replacement solution on the market. Consisting of titanium posts that look similar to screws, they act like natural tooth roots, helping to stimulate the jawbone once properly fused. Their small size, though, should not be underestimated, as they fully support customized crowns, bridges, or dentures depending on how many teeth you need to have replaced.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Smiling dentist holding up model of dental implants
  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation: You’ll meet with a member of our qualified dental team to discuss the status of your oral and overall health. We’ll also check your jawbone density and determine if you need preliminary care before moving forward with surgery.
  • Dental Implant Surgery: Ensuring you’re comfortable, we’ll administer local anesthesia before placing the implants in their designated spots along the jawbone.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment: After returning home to recover for 4-6 months (this is how long osseointegration can take), you will return to have your metal abutments, which are small connectors that attach to your custom restoration, put into place.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s): Once you are fully healed from your implant procedure and abutment placement, you will finally receive your custom restoration, which will be secured to the tops of your implants and ready for use.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dentist showing patient a dental implant
  • Long Lifespan – When properly cared for, dental implants can last 30 years or more. Many cases have reported, however, that implant posts can remain in place for a lifetime.
  • Improved Jawbone Stimulation – Dental implants help to provide continuous jawbone stimulation in place of natural tooth roots, which helps to keep healthy teeth from falling out and allow for more youthful facial aesthetics.
  • Greater Confidence – Eating, speaking, and smiling no longer have to cause embarrassment thanks to dental implants. You’ll feel confident performing normal daily tasks because of their permanence and stability.
  • Optimal Oral Health – When replacing missing teeth, you’ll find that your oral health drastically improves because of the reduced chances of tooth misalignment, gum disease, and even systemic diseases commonly linked to tooth loss (i.e., diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, etc.).

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Senior woman admiring smile in mirror at dentist's office

If you are without one or more missing teeth, there is a good chance that you will be eligible to receive dental implants. While the discussion of when you can expect to receive them cannot be determined until you meet with one of our dentists for a consultation, we will do our best to make sure that your mouth is in optimal shape to support custom dental implants in the future.

As part of your consultation, we will go over the versatility of these tooth replacement options and how they can help to replace any number of missing teeth, including:

Missing One Tooth

Illustration of dental implant and crown for lower arch

Instead of turning to a dental bridge that requires altering healthy teeth, we can use a single dental implant post, metal abutment, and customized dental crown to replace one missing tooth.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Illustration of dental bridge being attached to dental implants

Using an implant bridge, we can avoid shaving down abutment teeth on either side of the gap and instead attach a custom bridge on top of a small number of dental implant posts. By securing them to the jawbone, this prosthetic will remain stable and functional for years to come.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Illustration of full denture being attached to dental implants

While full dentures are highly recommended and enjoyed by millions of people, using 4-6 dental implant posts can make it easy to secure a custom implant denture in place. This prosthetic, whether fixed or removable, delivers maximum support and function, making it easy to eat your favorite, nutrient-rich foods and speak without slurring your words.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Woman looking at model of dental implant

We cannot determine the cost of dental implants until we have a chance to meet with you for a scheduled consultation. Based on the status of your oral and overall health as well as your jawbone density, we may need to incorporate additional treatments before determining the overall cost of your new smile. No matter the final price, though, you can expect that we will go over our available payment options to help you navigate how best to cover the cost. Whether it is using your dental insurance, signing up for our in-house membership plan, or inquiring about flexible financing, we are here to help.