Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are your lost teeth impacting the look and health of your smile?
Dr. Michael Courter provides treatment with dental implants in Midland, TX. Dental implants are a dental restoration for tooth replacement that restores the foundation of the smile so patients can comfortably speak, eat, and enjoy full smiles again. Implants are covered by dental crowns or attached to a bridge or denture that match the color, shape, and form of your natural teeth. Because of this, implants and implant-supported bridges and dentures are secure, long-lasting, and look natural.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
With dental implants, patients benefit from:
- Long-lasting results
- A strong and stable bite
- Improved aesthetics
- A fuller smile
- Care against further bone loss
- Natural-looking end-results
If you have missing teeth and want a long-lasting and secure dental restoration, call our office. Our dental team will be happy to begin creating a treatment plan that fits your needs. We always make sure that treatments meet each patient’s budget, goals, and current dental concerns.
Treatment with Dental Implants
Dr. Courter will begin dental implant treatment by taking impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where the implants and tooth crowns are fabricated. Then, Dr. Courter inserts the dental implants into the jawbone. During a process called osseointegration, the dental implants fuse to the jawbone. This healing process can take 3 to 6 months. After the implants are fully healed, Dr. Courter will place the abutment and permanent dental crowns.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn more about dental implants below:
How can I clean my dental implants?
Dental implants can be cared for like natural teeth. They can be brushed and flossed gently to remove food debris and bacteria. For patients who want a deeper clean between their implants, we recommend an interdental brush. This brush can get between the teeth and are also gentle on restorations like implants.
Do dental implants look like regular teeth?
Yes, we ensure that dental implants look just like natural teeth. We can color-match the dental crowns that cap off the implants for a seamless look. Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic caps that cover implants and are the only part that shows above the gumline. Crowns are made to look and feel natural.
How can I become a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients are good candidates for implants. If patients do not have enough bone in their jaw to support dental implants, we can recommend bone grafting. For patients with problems like tooth decay or gum disease, we can provide treatment prior to implant treatment. The best candidates for dental implant treatment have healthy gums and sufficient bone tissue to support implants. We can help patients ensure that they are in good health to receive implants and implant-supported restorations.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Are you interested in receiving dental implants for your smile? Call Dr. Courter today for treatment at 432.287.9531 or schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Courter online. He will be happy to help you create a plan for your dental implants or implant-secured restoration.