Dental Implants in Laredo TX
Replace Missing Teeth Permanently
The return of a beautiful smile starts with dental implants. Whether you’re missing one tooth or need an entire mouthful of teeth replaced, Dr. John C. Britton has the experience and expertise to restore your teeth and give you back your beautiful smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Your teeth consist of two parts: a root and a crown. The root holds the tooth in place in your jawbone, with the crown above the surface of the gums. The crown does the work of chewing and providing structure to your smile. Dental implants mimic the design of the root and crown. A crown is placed on top that replaces the functional part of the tooth. Titanium implants do the work of the tooth’s root, anchoring the tooth in the jawbone.
To replace your teeth with implants, the titanium screw or post is surgically placed in the jawbone where the missing root used to be. After this has healed, an abutment (a support post) connects the implant to the replacement crown. For some, the crown or crowns are attached immediately. For others, temporary crowns are placeholders until the healing is complete. While the jawbone is healing, permanent crowns are designed and manufactured.
Dental Implant Options
Depending on whether you are missing one, a few, or all of your teeth, there are dental implant options suited to restoring your missing teeth. At Laredo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer the following implant procedures:
The Right Oral Surgeon is Crucial to Successful Dental Implants
Oral surgery requires compassion and precision. Many patients are apprehensive about oral surgery and may put it off for too long, complicating the dental implant placement process. Dr. Britton practices oral surgery with compassion and respect for the dignity of every patient.
Dr. Britton is proud of his reputation among his peers as a leader in dental implant surgery. His many referrals each year from area doctors and dentists are a testament to his skill at recreating healthy smiles using dental implants. Referring doctors trust him to treat their patients with compassion and understanding, explaining the procedure clearly and answering any questions to make each patient comfortable.
If you are considering dental implants or have a patient needing dental implant surgery, please get in touch with Dr. Britton at Laredo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number (956) 724-2244 or use our easy online registration form.
Dental Implants Procedure
Dr. Britton has performed hundreds of dental implant procedures in a controlled, comfortable environment, following all safety protocols to protect the health and well-being of his patients. It takes less than an hour to place a single dental implant; expect it to take a few more hours if you get multiple implants. After surgery, it takes three to six months for the posts to fuse with the jawbone, providing optimal support for your new crowns. Before you go home to recuperate, we provide detailed care instructions after implant placement surgery. Following these instructions carefully will speed recovery and reduce any discomfort.
While your implants are healing, Dr. Britton will see you periodically to ensure proper healing and prepare you for the placement of your new crowns. These are designed and created by your regular dentist, working closely with Dr. Britton for a smooth process and outstanding results.
Taking advantage of advanced dental implant technology, Dr. Britton may be able to place crowns within six weeks. This depends on the number of implants and the healing process but dramatically reduces the time needed between implantation and permanent crowns. There are even instances when the crowns or dental prosthetics may be placed immediately. Dr. Britton can explain the details of each option to you at an initial consultation.
Call Laredo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Laredo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number (956) 724-2244 today to schedule an appointment to discuss your dental implant options.