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Dental implants restore your smile to their natural appearance and function. Find out how we can fully restore your smile if you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or an entire row!

Dental Implant Services Offered At Cove Family Dental

3D Imaging & Implant Placement

3D CT imaging gives us better information and guidance for precise implant placement
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Dental Implant Placement & Restoration

Renew your smile with our dental implant placement and restoration services
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All-On-4 Implant Dentures

Stable, comfortable dentures for an improved smile and function with All-On-4 implants
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Alternative Tooth Loss Solutions

Dr. Grantham customizes tooth loss solutions for each patient, ensuring optimal outcomes
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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for missing teeth, providing a durable and natural-looking alternative to traditional dentures or bridges. Comprising a titanium post surgically implanted into the jawbone, a connector (abutment), and a custom-made crown, dental implants are designed to mimic the function and appearance of natural teeth.

Illustration of dental implant surgery similar to what is performed by our dentist in Copperas Cove, TX

The Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants

  1. Natural Look and Feel: Dental implants are crafted to match your natural teeth, offering a seamless integration with your smile.
  2. Improved Oral Health: Unlike bridges, implants do not require altering neighboring teeth, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  3. Durability and Reliability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a long-term investment in your oral health.
  4. Enhanced Comfort and Function: Implants allow for normal eating, speaking, and smiling without the discomfort and inconvenience associated with dentures.
  5. Bone Preservation: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Determining if you are a good candidate for dental implants is a critical step in your journey to a restored smile. Ideal candidates for dental implants typically include individuals who:

  1. Have one or more missing teeth: Dental implants are perfect for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth.
  2. Have a fully grown jawbone: It’s essential that the jawbone has reached full growth.
  3. Possess adequate bone density: Sufficient bone is needed to support the implant, or be eligible for a bone graft.
  4. Have healthy oral tissues: Good gum health is vital for the success of the implant.
  5. Don’t have health conditions that affect bone healing: Certain chronic disorders may impede the healing process.
  6. Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking: Smoking can adversely affect the healing of dental implants.
  7. Are committed to good oral hygiene: Maintaining oral health is crucial for the longevity of dental implants.
  8. Are willing to undergo a several months process: The process of getting implants requires a commitment to multiple visits over several months.
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During your consultation at Cove Family Dental, Dr. Grantham will evaluate these factors to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.

Types of Dental Implants Offered at Cove Family Dental

At Cove Family Dental, we offer various types of dental implants to cater to different needs:

Single Tooth Implants

Ideal for replacing individual missing teeth. Each implant is topped with a custom-made crown, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth.

All-on-4 Dental Implants

A revolutionary technique for those who require full upper or lower teeth replacement. All-on-4 uses four strategically placed implants to support a full arch of teeth, offering a stable and more comfortable alternative to traditional dentures.

Implant-Supported Bridges

Unlike traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges do not require the alteration of adjacent healthy teeth. They are supported by implants and are an excellent solution for replacing several missing teeth in a row.

How Does Technology Help With My Treatment?

We use 3D imaging and placement technology to identify the ideal position and angle of the implant, and to provide the best level of precision with its placement.

The Consequences of Missing Teeth

The impact of missing teeth extends beyond just aesthetic concerns. It can lead to a range of problems, including:

  1. Jawbone Deterioration: Without the stimulation from a natural tooth root, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate, affecting facial structure.
  2. Misalignment of Remaining Teeth: Adjacent teeth may shift into the gap, leading to misalignment and bite problems.
  3. Difficulty in Eating and Speaking: Missing teeth can impair your ability to chew properly and affect your speech.
  4. Increased Risk of Oral Health Issues: Gaps can act as traps for food and bacteria, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  5. Decreased Self-Esteem: Missing teeth can significantly impact your confidence and willingness to smile.

The Dental Implant Process at Cove Family Dental

At Cove Family Dental, your journey towards a rejuvenated smile begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Grantham, a renowned Copperas Cove dentist. Our process includes:

  1. Initial Consultation: A thorough examination and discussion of your dental history, goals, and overall health.
  2. Customized Treatment Planning: Utilizing advanced imaging technology, we develop a personalized implant strategy tailored to your specific needs.
  3. Dental Implant Surgery: Performed by Dr. Grantham, the implant is precisely placed into the jawbone. We ensure maximum comfort with effective anesthesia and sedation options.
  4. Healing and Osseointegration: A critical phase where the implant fuses with the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the new tooth.
  5. Placement of the Abutment and Crown: After healing, the abutment and custom-made crown are securely attached, completing your smile transformation.

For an in-depth idea of what to expect, please read our information on the implant placement surgery here.

Maintaining Your Dental Implants

Maintaining your dental implants is crucial for their longevity and your oral health. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are essential. At Cove Family Dental, we provide comprehensive aftercare guidance and support to ensure your implants remain in excellent condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are dental implants painful?

A: With modern anesthesia and sedation techniques, the procedure is typically minimally painful. Post-operative discomfort is manageable with prescribed medications.

Q: How long do dental implants last?

A: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Q: How much do dental implants cost?

A: The cost varies depending on individual needs. We offer financing options and will discuss costs and payment plans during your consultation.

Q: How do I care for my dental implants?

A: Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth – regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are essential.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Ready to explore the life-changing benefits of dental implants? Contact Cove Family Dental today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Grantham. Our team is excited to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with some of the best dental implants in Copperas Cove, TX.

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1801 Patriot Cir, Copperas Cove, TX 76522