From the experience of your dentist to the cost of your procedure, we encourage you to look at every detail and learn as much as you can about dental implants before choosing a dentist. Here are 7 things to consider before getting a dental implant.
How does it work?
To begin the implant process, a metal post is surgically positioned into the jaw. This post will act as a permanent “root” for the implanted tooth. Once it is in place and the surrounding bone and tissue have healed, the restoration is completed with a beautiful crown that looks, acts and feels like a natural tooth.
Benefits of our dental implants:
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS IN PASADENA, TX
While we do our best to work with you to keep your smile healthy and whole through preventive and general dentistry services, the truth is that most people will lose at least one tooth over the course of a lifetime. But the good news is that all hope is not lost after one or more teeth go missing! There is a wealth of benefits associated with dental implants in Pasadena for patients dealing with gaps in the smile. We’ve got the top 6 benefits below! incisions, less pain and faster healing for our patients with more functional and aesthetically pleasing results.
Dr. Christopher Sierra
As a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Chris went on to extend his education, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, TX. In addition to his DDS, Dr. Chris holds oral conscious sedation, Invisalign and CEREC certifications. Dr. Chris also completed a year-long implant certification course that included hands-on implant dentistry training of complex surgical procedures.
Dr. Linda Sierra
Dr. Linda completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Beyond her general dentistry education, Dr. Linda completes hours of continuing education each year, and is certified in oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation, Invisalign, and CEREC. She has also completed training in dental implant placement and restorations.
A price you can afford
We don’t want the cost of an implant to keep you from receiving the treatment you need. Our team at Sierra Smiles offers various financing options to make dental implants more affordable, and we will work with you to find a payment solution that meets your needs and budget.
We treat you like family. As with any treatment you receive at our office, we will look after you from start to finish. Our caring team will remain attentive to your needs, work at a pace that is appropriate for you to ensure your comfort and confidence through each step of your procedure. You will be treated like family.
Dental implants are an oral surgery procedure that typically require multiple visits to the dentist. The implant process involves removal of the damaged tooth, preparation of the jawbone, and placement of the implant, abutment and artificial tooth with healing time in between. Knowing what to expect for each procedure is paramount to your comfort and confidence, and our team will explain the entire timeline before treatment begins.
As with any surgery, it is typical to experience various forms of discomfort including swelling, bruising, pain and minor bleeding. We have post-procedure tips to share to ensure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible, and if appropriate, Dr. Sierra can prescribe medication to lessen any pain.
As your trusted dentist in Pasadena, we want to help you recomplete your smile. If it is finally time to replace that missing tooth, contact us to schedule a consultation or learn more about your treatment options.
Sadly, many people who have a missing tooth choose not to replace it. They may believe that doing so isn’t necessary because they can still eat without much trouble, and they might not be too concerned about aesthetics. However, even a single missing tooth can have dire consequences for your oral health! Over time, the bone that once supported the tooth will deteriorate. The surrounding teeth may also drift out of place, leading to painful misalignment and bite problems.
We strongly encourage all of our patients who have lost even one member of their smile to consider their options for single tooth replacement in Pasadena. Thanks to leading technology, more and more patients are qualifying for dental implant placement and these candidates include patients who:
One-on-One Doctor-Patient Education —
We will explain all the details of your oral health in an easy-to-understand manner and go over the entire treatment process. We will answer any questions you might have.
Customized Treatment Planning —
Your treatment will be designed around your specific needs, timeline and budget. We will also review pricing and financial options, if needed.
Intraoral Exam —
A thorough exam of your mouth will be performed prior to planning treatment and will include 3D x-rays taken with our cone beam CT scanning technology. This will allow us to properly assess your oral condition and plan treatment.