Dental Implants – Odessa, TX
Rebuild Your Smile Beautifully
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or several, this kind of loss can have far-reaching consequences for your oral health, your smile’s function, and your overall sense of self-confidence and wellbeing. At the dental office of Dr. Steve W. Cobb, our team can help you regain what was lost through quality reconstructive care. Dental implants in Odessa are right at the forefront of these options because of their superior structure and revitalizing benefits. We will work with a trusted specialist in the area to ensure a successful, comfortable process that exceeds your expectations. Contact our Odessa, TX practice today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions.
Why Choose Steve W. Cobb, DDS for Dental Implants?
- Partnered with Local Dental Implant Specialists
- Dentist Is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology Used
What Are Dental Implants?
While most tooth replacement options only concern themselves with the crown (the white, visible portion) of the tooth, there’s also a root underneath that’s keeping the jawbone dense and strong. Once that root is gone, patients can suffer from significant tissue deterioration, leading to damage that affects both their oral health and their facial appearance. Dental implants circumvent this problem by replicating the root of the tooth in a virtually seamless fashion; in fact, the implants themselves are designed to form a natural bond with the bone through a process that’s known as osseointegration. Additional benefits of dental implant-supported smile restoration include increased stability, permanence, strength, and lifelike quality.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Once dental implants have been placed and have successfully fused with the patient’s jawbone, it is time to complete them with personalized, high-quality restorations that our team has personally designed. There are multiple options for replacement, including:
Missing One Tooth
Metal-free dental crowns can be used to restore single implants in a conservative fashion that requires little or no alteration to nearby healthy teeth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of having to damage healthy teeth to accommodate the placement of a traditional bridge, this modern appliance can be attached over a small number of placed implants.
Missing All Teeth
Implant dentures are designed to restore several implants in a sturdy and cost-effective fashion. Both fixed and removable options are available, depending on the patient’s current level of oral health and personal preference.
Dr. Steve W. Cobb can also design and place restorations for All-On-4/Teeth-In-A-Day cases.Learn More About Implant-Retained Dentures
Dental Implant FAQs
Are you considering dental implants in Odessa to restore your smile after tooth loss? Chances are that you’ve heard about the incredible benefits they provide, including looking and feeling more natural than anything else! But since it’s so common to have questions about the procedure, we’ve answered several FAQs below to help you have all the information you need. Feel free to contact us anytime with other questions or if you’d like to schedule a consultation!
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are an outstanding investment in your oral health because they can last 30 years or more with good oral hygiene habits and regular checkups. With a long-term success rate of over 95%, you can be confident that you’ll enjoy your new smile for many years.
Do Dental Implants Look or Feel Fake?
No! Dental implants actually look and feel more natural than any other option. Traditional dentures and bridges only replace the crowns of missing teeth. Since implants replace both the root and crown, you get unmatched strength and longevity. And that gives you a lot more confidence when eating, speaking, and smiling.
Also, as an experienced cosmetic dentist in Odessa, Dr. Cobb will carefully match the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) attached to your dental implant to blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile.
Will the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?
Getting dental implants seems like it would be painful, but the truth is that it’s much easier than most people think. While you will have gum tenderness while you’re recovering, over-the-counter medication is usually all that’s necessary for pain management. And don’t forget that you’ll be completely numbed before the procedure starts and will also have sedation options if you choose.
What Is the Recovery Process Like After Getting Dental Implants?
The recovery process after getting dental implants is somewhat easier than recovering after a tooth extraction. But since you’ll have several days of tenderness and swelling in the area, we usually recommend taking one or two days off work to rest at home. Some people like to schedule their procedure on a Thursday or Friday so they can recover over the weekend.
How Long Can I Wait to Get Dental Implants?
The timing of your procedure is always your choice, but it’s important to be aware that the jawbone in the area naturally starts to deteriorate when a tooth is lost. If too much time passes, your jaw may be too thin or weak to support dental implants. In these situations, a bone graft can often be done to restore the strength of your jaw, but it will add several months to your treatment time and increase your costs as well.