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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 Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Aliana and Sugar Land, TX, can improve your smile with dental implants…

Top Benefits

of Implants

Stability & Function

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to provide unparalleled stability for restorations. The titanium posts act as artificial roots, allowing you to eat and speak just like you would naturally.

Protect Your Health

Missing teeth disrupt the balance of your bite, which can trigger other oral health problems including gum recession, TMJ disorder, or even further tooth loss. Treating tooth loss quickly can prevent these problems.

Prevent Jaw Atrophy

Titanium dental implants serve the same function as a tooth root. In doing so, they stimulate the jawbone and prevent the bone recession that follows tooth loss. No other treatment provides this benefit.

Protect Remaining Teeth

A traditional bridge requires crowning healthy natural teeth on either side of a gap for support. When a dental implant supports the bridge, there is no need to remove healthy tissue.

Long-Lasting Results

These devices are made of titanium. With daily brushing, flossing, and routine exams, they can last decades. Your restorations will eventually need a replacement, but your implants can last a lifetime.

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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, Richmond, Rosenberg, Aliana and Sugar Land, has been providing exceptional dental care serving the community since 1987. 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


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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


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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?

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If you have lost a single tooth or several, dental implants offer an opportunity to completely rebuild your smile. At our Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Aliana and Sugar Land 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.

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Other Conditions

Dental Implants Can Address



If you have suffered trauma that has severely broken one or more teeth, one of our doctors may recommend extraction followed by an implant-supported replacement.

Infection Or Decay

Infection Or Decay

Severe decay and infection can compromise a tooth beyond repair. Our doctors can place one or more implant-supported restorations to give you a healthy smile once again.

Uncomfortable Dentures

Uncomfortable Dentures

Removable dentures often shift out of place while you are eating or speaking. An implant-supported denture can provide you with the stability and confidence you deserve.

Candidacy Factors

Jawbone Density

Since dental implants rely on surrounding bone for support, you need to have enough tissue in your jaw to support implants. If necessary, we can perform bone grafting to restore your candidacy.


Smoking interferes with your body’s ability to heal and can increase your risk for implant failure. Our doctors recommend quitting several months before your surgery to ensure the best results.

Periodontal Issues

If your gums are unhealthy, your implants can fail. Our doctors offer a variety of periodontal treatments that can restore your oral health.

Health Concerns

Patients with uncontrolled diabetes or other autoimmune disorders are at a higher risk for complications. Be sure to discuss your medical history with our team.

So Why Should You Choose Us For Treatment?

Exceptional Care since 1987

We have been providing the highest level of dental care, and we continue to do so every day at our Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Aliana and Sugar Land offices serving the community since 1987. 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."


Anja Young


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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


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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 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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Planning Your Procedure


During your initial consultation, Dr. Peccora will perform a thorough evaluation of your bite using the latest technology. He will explain all the costs involved and the expected timeline, addressing any of your concerns. Once you are satisfied with the treatment plan, procedural appointments can be scheduled.

Tooth Extraction

For patients whose damaged teeth cannot be repaired with restorative procedures, an appointment will be scheduled for one or more extractions. Your doctor will administer anesthesia (and sedation, if needed) before removing the damaged tooth. In most cases, recovery generally takes about two to three weeks.

Jawbone Preparation

If you are receiving traditional implants and your doctor finds insufficient jawbone density or inadequate spacing in the upper jaw, you will need to undergo a preparatory procedure. We can perform bone grafting or a sinus lift to restore your candidacy. Overall treatment and recovery generally take about three to four months.

What Happens During The Treatment Timeline?

From the First Surgery to a Restored Smile


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


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


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


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


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 Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Aliana and Sugar Land.

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:

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Eating a diet of soft, mild foods until your gums heal

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Brushing carefully around the surgical site

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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, Richmond, Rosenberg, Aliana and Sugar Land 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® 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 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.

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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.

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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.

Mini Dental Implant Candidates:

Have Suffered Some Bone Atrophy

Good candidates for mini implants are often patients whose jaws have been affected by bone loss due to the prolonged absence of a tooth, osteoporosis, and other factors.

Need To Replace A Single Anterior Tooth

If you are missing one of your anterior teeth (those that show when you smile), a single mini dental implant and crown may be an excellent solution.

Want To Avoid Extensive Treatment

If you have been told you would need a graft for a traditional implant, but don’t want additional surgery, mini implants may be right for you.

What Does This Treatment Cost?

Dental Implants Cost Factors

At Fort Bend Dental, with offices in Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Aliana and Sugar Land, 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.

Several Factors Play a Role in Your Treatment Cost

Preparatory Procedures

If you need a preparatory procedure, such as a bone graft or treatment for gum disease, it will raise the overall cost. However, these treatments may be absolutely necessary before you can undergo this treatment.

Number Of Implants

The more teeth you need to replace, the higher your final cost will likely be. Patients who need a full arch of teeth replaced may qualify for All-on-4, which can support a full denture with a lower price tag.

Restoration Costs

The size of the restoration you need and the quality of materials you choose will also impact your final bill.

Sedation Dentistry

The type of sedation dentistry used can also play a role in treatment cost. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

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...


Your Alternatives

Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth, our dentists can fill the gap with a traditional bridge. However, to place this type of restoration, your doctor will need to alter adjacent teeth by removing healthy dental tissue.

Removable Dentures

If you are missing most or all teeth, we offer traditional full and partial dentures. Removable dentures are an affordable alternative, but they don’t offer the same level of comfort or stability as implant-supported restorations.

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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