Dental implants are the most cost-effective and beneficial option for restoring missing or damaged teeth. When teeth are missing, patients often suffer from various problems, including a decrease in both their chewing ability and their self-confidence. While other replacement options can help patients smile again, dental implants are the only choice that can do so while also maintaining their oral health and completely restoring their oral function.
We have plenty of information about dental implants, their benefits, and the treatment process in the procedure section of our website. However, we know that for our patients, one of the most important things about dental implants is how the new teeth will feel and affect their lives. The best way to learn these factors about dental implants is to watch the patient testimonials below. The patients below know firsthand what it's like to have dental implants placed and the effect they have, and they can help you understand why dental implants are the best choice for you.
We offer several dental implant procedures to restore your smile at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock. Dental implants are designed to be inserted into your jaw to replace a missing or damaged tooth. Patients lose teeth for a variety of reasons, but implants are a highly successful treatment that creates a sense of uniformity in basic daily activities, such as eating, drinking, smiling, and speaking. The ideal candidate to receive dental implants would be missing one or more teeth but still healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure.
Dental implants are small posts that are inserted into the area of your gums where the tooth or multiple teeth have gone missing. The posts are surgically inserted into the empty tooth socket, which allows the implants to integrate with your jaw and the prosthetic teeth to be positioned securely. The integrated posts act as a support system to keep a patient’s custom-made teeth permanently intact and fully functional.
The three-part design of the implant consists of the titanium screw, the abutment, and the prosthetic tooth (crown). The titanium screw acts as the new tooth’s root and provides the necessary support for the abutment and crown. Once the surgery site has had time to heal, the abutment is attached to the screw, and the crown is connected to the abutment. Once the process is complete, your implant will look and feel like a natural tooth.
Dental implants are an excellent long-term approach for replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth.
Some of the benefits of implants include:
Dr. Robert B. Ioppolo is adamant about staying up to date with the constant advancements made in dental implant technology. These developments allow Dr. Ioppolo to provide quality patient care and place your implants successfully and comfortably. Our staff in Lubbock, TX, is ready to work with you and schedule an oral consultation for any of your dental implant needs.
Dentures are a quick, non-invasive way to replace missing teeth. Patients who wear dentures can enjoy a cosmetically restored smile, but dentures are limited in their functionality. You must replace dentures every few years and have them fitted by a professional to avoid oral sores.
Dental implants can support a fixed denture through full-arch restoration. This procedure will provide you with a strong and durable new smile that feels and functions just like natural, healthy teeth. The implant posts prevent bone loss which preserve your facial structure. If you wear dentures and are ready for a long-lasting, healthier alternative, contact us to learn about denture replacement in Lubbock, TX.
At Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock, we understand that dental implant cost is important to our patients. Our prices are competitive for the Lubbock, TX, region, and we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment methods to make the payment process as simple as possible. We also offer some financing options and monthly payment plans, and our office staff will be happy to go over all your options when you come in for a consultation appointment.
The cost of your dental implant procedure can vary depending on the number and type of implants needed for your specific condition. Additionally, your insurance coverage, the need for additional procedures, and other factors can all contribute to your overall costs. Sometimes advertisements for bargain implants or low-cost implants do not include the costs of crowns, bone grafting, or other steps of the treatment process, so when comparing quotes, make sure you are getting the full picture. The best way to determine the exact cost of your procedure is to have a consultation with an experienced oral surgeon — they will be able to review your situation, form a treatment plan, and produce an accurate estimate of the entire treatment process.
Dental implants offer patients a variety of benefits, and they can add significant value to a person’s life over time:
At Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock, we do our best to provide the highest quality dental implants at a reasonable cost. To learn more about dental implants at our practice, feel free to give our office a call. One of our staff members will be happy to assist you.