Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly and chew properly. You may also feel embarrassed about the gaps in your smile.
After tooth loss, dental implants provide the most stable foundation for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Learn how the team at Fort Bend Dental in Richmond and Missouri City, TX, can improve your smile with dental implants...
Dental Implants Can Also Improve Your Appearance
A fully restored smile can go a long way toward boosting your confidence. You may find you are much more willing to share your smile in the workplace or in social situations after your smile has been restored. The shade and shape of your restorations are customized to look entirely natural.
Maintain Your Facial Structure
Another considerable aesthetic benefit is that by preserving your jawbone, dental implants also maintain your facial structure. You don't have to worry about sunken cheeks or a weakened jaw. An implant-supported denture can also provide support for your facial muscles, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
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Fort Bend Dental, with offices in Missouri City and Richmond, has been providing exceptional dental care for over 30 years. By performing every aspect of your treatment in-house, Dr. Dwight D. Peccora and the team at Fort Bend Dental can monitor your health and safety every step of the way to help ensure the most successful treatment possible.
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"No Pain at All." Reviews by Our Dental Implant Patients
Dr. Peccora is extremely professional and staff are very courteous and proficient. No pain endured at all for implant work.
The modern equipment and professional expertise made this implant quick and painless.
The hygenist is thorough and explains as she probes.
So how do these devices work?
What to Expect during the Procedure
Is tooth loss a common issue?
Can Dental Implants Help Me?
If you have lost a single tooth or several, dental implants offer an opportunity to completely rebuild your smile. At our Missouri City and Richmond offices, we offer a variety of implant-supported restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures, and we can tailor your treatment to suit your unique needs.
So why should you choose us for treatment?
30 Years of Exceptional Care
For over 30 years, we have been providing the highest level of dental care, and we continue to do so every day at our Missouri City and Richmond offices. Dr. Peccora can plan and perform every step of this advanced procedure, with no need for referrals. Our caring team is passionate about helping patients achieve the comfort and confidence they deserve through this life-changing solution. Contact us online or call us at:
"Very, Very Impressed."
I was definitely nervous to go to the dentist given everything going on right now, but I felt incredibly safe and cared for the entire time! The office has been very intentional about the precautions they're taking relative to COVID-19 and the new offices are gorgeous (with a lot of cool new equipment). Highly recommend!
Very, very impressed with this office! Beautiful, clean, spacious office. Extremely professional, friendly staff. I was taken in on time; didn't even have to sit to wait. Dentist was professional, office has excellent up to date technology, and the ability to make crowns in-house, allowing you to leave with a permanent crown. Overall, having been to MANY different dental offices over the past 40 years, this was a top notch facility!
We Use Advanced Technology to Optimize Your Results
At Fort Bend Dental's Missouri City and Richmond offices, we use the latest dental technology to precisely plan your treatment. Our digital 3D CT imaging system and panoramic x-rays allow Dr. Peccora to fully visualize your jaw and other supporting structures. In addition, we can employ our CEREC® technology to design and fabricate restorations in the office for more efficient treatment. We also offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a treatment that expedites healing of the bones following these procedures.
What happens during the treatment timeline?
From the First Surgery to a Restored Smile
Dr. Peccora Discusses Dental Implants
Having a Successful Recovery
Eating a diet of soft, mild foods until your gums heal
Brushing carefully around the surgical site
Avoiding strenuous activity until cleared by your dentist
Worried about maintenance?
Caring for Dental Implants Is Easy
Implant-supported restorations are cared for just like your natural teeth. Traditional dentures must be removed and soaked in a special solution during the night, but implant-supported restorations require no new routine. You can simply brush and floss as you normally would, and continue to attend six-month checkups. For some patients, our doctors may recommend special brushes or flossing devices. We will provide you with specific maintenance instructions to follow between visits to our Missouri City or Richmond offices.
5-star Google Review from a Satisfied Patient
The best dentist office in town! The staff is friendly, timely, and always very respectful. Alyssa is the best for cleanings. Would highly recommend!!
Can dental implants really make that much of a difference?
Dental Implants Can Complete Your Smile
We offer several types of implants...
Our Doctors Can Tailor Treatment to Your Needs
All-on-4® is designed to support a full denture. Traditional implants require at least two surgeries, while All-on-4 implants can be placed and restored in a day. If you choose All-on-4 implants, the initial surgery involves placing four implants: two are placed vertically in the front of the jaw, and the back two implants are placed at angles. This configuration often eliminates the need for a bone graft. In many cases, your dentist can immediately attach a permanent denture once All-on-4® implants are in place.
Traditional implants have been in use for decades, and have helped millions to experience a better quality of life. If you have sufficient jawbone tissue and want to experience restored function and comfort, traditional implants can provide outstanding results. If necessary, we can provide a bone grafting procedure to restore a suitable foundation for your implants.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are an advanced solution recommended to patients who do not qualify for traditional implants due to poor jawbone density. Because of their smaller size, mini dental implants cause less impact to the surrounding bone and typically do not require preparatory procedures like a bone graft or a sinus lift.
Tell me more about mini implants...
A Beneficial Alternative to Traditional Implants
Mini implants are similar to traditional dental implants, but are about half the diameter. The post is topped with a ball that snaps into a rubber O-ring in the retaining fixture, allowing your appliance to rest gently along the gum tissue. Because this metal ball is part of the post itself, you will not require a second procedure to receive abutments.
Mini implants can support crowns, bridgework, and dentures, and can restore full dental form and function. Candidacy for mini implants depends on the number of posts needed and the extent of jawbone atrophy. At Fort Bend Dental, we will use advanced diagnostics to determine the best type of implants for you.
What does this treatment cost?
Financing and Insurance Make This Treatment Affordable
Dental insurance typically does not cover the entire cost of dental implant treatment. Depending on your provider, you may receive coverage for the restoration or preparatory procedures, but the implants themselves are rarely covered. To help you manage out-of-pocket expenses, we accept financing through CareCredit® and offer in-house payment plans.
If you're still not sure about this treatment, there are other options...
Still have questions about implants?
Frequently Asked Question
Do I need a dental implant for each missing tooth?
No. While the number of implants does depend on the size of the restoration, it is not always a one-to-one relationship. Our team typically uses two implants for a bridge or partial denture. Dentures usually require four to six dental implants.
Does the placement surgery hurt?
We offer sedation dentistry to ensure your procedure is as comfortable as possible. In most cases, we can combine nitrous oxide with a local anesthetic so you remain relaxed and remember little of the actual treatment. There will likely be some post-procedure discomfort. Our team can prescribe pain medication to minimize pain during recovery.
Are implant-supported dentures removable or fixed?
Either. Depending on your preferences, our doctors can help you choose the option best suited to your needs and lifestyle.
"Dr. Pecorra Has Been Great!"
I have been with Fort Bend Dental for many years. They are very thorough and have great hours. Everyone is very friendly. Dr. Pecorra has been great! He is very gentle and kind and helps to ease my anxiety for dental procedures. :)