Dental Implants in Corpus Christi, TX

When you lose teeth, you lose their roots too. Without tooth roots providing stimulation when you chew, you’ll rapidly lose bone mass in your jaw – up to 25 percent in the first year alone. This makes you appear older and can cause dental problems too. You can revive your smile and keep your jaw strong with dental implants in Corpus Christi.

In addition to preserving bone strength, implants will:

  • Leave Nearby Teeth Unaffected – Unlike a dental bridge, which requires us to drill into the teeth surrounding a gap in your smile, we won’t have to modify any healthy teeth for implants.
  • Offer Fuss-Free Maintenance – With most kinds of dental implants, you’ll simply brush and floss teeth as you always have. You also won’t need any adhesive to keep your replacement teeth in place. Unlike conventional dentures, implants also never require any fit adjustments.
  • Replace Any Number of Teeth – Whether you’re missing a single tooth or all your teeth, implants can fill smile gaps of any size.
  • Feel and Function Like Natural Teeth – With implants acting like natural tooth roots, they offer more chewing strength than other kinds of replacement teeth. In addition, restorations attached to implants will never shift or slip out of place.

To see if you can get dental implants in Corpus Christi, call us today at 361-256-5958.

Choose From Several Dental Implant Treatments

One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is their versatility. They can replace one tooth, several teeth, or an entire mouthful of teeth depending on the dental restorations that are used with them. At our office you can receive:

  • A Dental Implant With A Crown – We’ll attach a beautiful and durable dental crown to an implant to replace a single tooth.
  • An Implant-Supported Bridge – You can replace several missing teeth with a dental bridge that is securely anchored to implants. With implants, there is no need to drill into any healthy teeth.
  • Dental Implant Dentures – You can choose dentures that snap directly onto implants or, for greater chewing strength, dentures that clip onto a sturdy bar that is attached to implants.
  • Full-Arch Implants – During this procedure, a complete arch of fixed replacement teeth is attached to four implants. Two of the implants are angled in a way to maximize the connection between implant and bone. Since only four implants are used (or eight if the procedure is performed in both the upper and lower jaw), this is often the most affordable method for a full-mouth reconstruction.

No matter which dental implant procedure you receive, we can numb your mouth with comfortable local anesthesia. If you’re nervous or concerned about discomfort, you can also receive inhaled sedation (laughing gas).

For dental implants in Corpus Christi, call Sabal Dental at 361-256-5958. You can also make an appointment online.

Common Questions About Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small posts, usually crafted from titanium, that are placed into your jawbone. Once situated, they will chemically fuse with the bone and form a sturdy base for replacement teeth. Dental implants have been around for hundreds of years, but it’s only been in the past few decades that their technology has progressed quickly, making them the preferred choice for teeth replacement.

What is the dental implant process?

Digital X-rays will be taken to plan your implant procedure. Your implants will be inserted into precise locations in your jawbone to give the most support possible for your new teeth. With some types of implant procedures, such as All-on-4®, you’ll also get your new teeth the same day. Otherwise, it will take a few months for your jaw to heal sufficiently to secure teeth to your implants.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Some insurance plans may cover a portion of your dental implant treatment. You would need to check your individual insurance coverage to find out the details. We do offer several flexible payment options, including third-party financing through CareCredit. They have zero- and low-interest payment plans that make dental implant treatment more accessible.