Dental Implants

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

Natural-Looking Results

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.

Book a Consultation

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.

Contact our dentistry practice online or call us at:

(281) 499-3541

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"No Pain at All." Reviews by Our Dental Implant Patients

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Sonny Burkett

2019

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Dr. Peccora is extremely professional and staff are very courteous and proficient. No pain endured at all for implant work.

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Anton Herreth

2019

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The modern equipment and professional expertise made this implant quick and painless.

The hygenist is thorough and explains as she probes.

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So how do these devices work?

What to Expect during the Procedure

First, a pilot hole is created in the jawbone. The device is inserted, and over the course of four to six months, the titanium will fuse to the bone tissue. When this process is complete, an abutment (connector piece) is attached to the top of the device. Finally, the restoration is attached to the abutment.

Is tooth loss a common issue?

Can Dental Implants Help Me?

implant-supported crownIf 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:

(281) 499-3541

"Very, Very Impressed."

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Anja Young

2020

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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!

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jeanne lonati

2020

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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!

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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.

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What happens during the treatment timeline?

From the First Surgery to a Restored Smile

Incisions

First, an incision is made in the gum tissue to access the underlying bone.

Placement

The implant is placed into the jawbone and the gums are sutured closed.

Temporaries

While you heal, you will be provided with a temporary restoration.

Osseointegration

Over the next four to six months, the titanium device will fuse to the jaw in a process called osseointegration.

Abutment

We will attach abutments that will connect your restorations to your dental implants.

Attach Restoration

When the gums have healed, we can place your custom restoration.

Dr. Peccora Discusses Dental Implants

Are dental implants painful? How long does the procedure take? These and other questions are discussed with Dr. Dwight Peccora. Learn about the benefits, process, and technology behind today's dental implant procedures, which we can perform from beginning to end at our offices in Richmond and Missouri City.

Having a Successful Recovery

During the period between the first surgery and the final restoration, it is essential that you take certain precautions to minimize your risk of complications, including:

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.

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The best dentist office in town! The staff is friendly, timely, and always very respectful. Alyssa is the best for cleanings. Would highly recommend!!
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Can dental implants really make that much of a difference?

Dental Implants Can Complete Your Smile

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We offer several types of implants...

Our Doctors Can Tailor Treatment to Your Needs

All-on-4® Implants

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.

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Traditional Implants

Traditional Implants

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

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?

Dental Implants Cost Factors

At Fort Bend Dental, with offices in Missouri City and Richmond, we tailor your treatment to your unique needs, which means the final cost can vary significantly from patient to patient. There are a variety of factors that can impact dental implant cost:
Your choice of surgeon is often the most significant cost factor. While "bargain" dental implant procedures are widely available, you stand to experience the best returns on your investment by trusting your care to a surgeon with experience, advanced education, and a track record of successful outcomes.

Get a Cost Estimate

Schedule a consultation at our practice to receive an estimate of how much dental implants will cost in your case. Request a consultation online or call us at:

(281) 499-3541

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. :)
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Fort Bend Dental

Fort Bend Dental has provided Fort Bend County with high-quality dental care for over 30 years. With two convenient locations in Richmond, TX, and Missouri City, TX, to serve you and your family, our services include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Complete Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry

Contact us online, or call us at (281) 499-3541 to request an appointment today!

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