Your Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for restoring missing teeth. They integrate with your jawbone, providing a firm hold for superior chewing power and a comfortable fit. In addition to their stability, implants promote jawbone growth for a healthier smile, unlike dentures, which can cause sagging cheeks and a distorted facial appearance over time.
Read Dr. Edward Hobbs’s guide below to learn more about dental implants and determine if they’re the right solution for your oral health needs. Discover if you qualify for this innovative dental treatment and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dr. Hobbs features dental implant solutions to restore one or more teeth or even one or both arches. All of our implant solutions provide you with:
- An all-natural appearance
- The ability to speak clearly
- Exceptional chewing power
- Protection from oral infection and disease
- Comfort and convenience
How the Process Works
Your road to a new smile begins with your complimentary consultation with our Longview, TX, implant provider. During the consultation, Dr. Hobbs will discuss the type of smile you desire and perform a comprehensive dental examination to determine if dental implants are the ideal solution for you.
As part of the examination, an advanced diagnostic scan will be conducted using a small camera to generate a clear 3D image of your mouth. Dr. Hobbs will use this data to create a personalized treatment plan. This cutting-edge process ensures faster treatment times and a more comfortable post-surgery experience.
Sometimes, patients who are suitable candidates for dental implants may require one or more supplementary procedures to prepare for the implant process. These procedures may include treatment for gum disease and bone grafting to strengthen the surgical site. Additional treatments are common for patients who need extra assistance to get ready for the implant process.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you tired of living without a complete set of teeth? Dental implants can change your life by boosting your confidence, preserving your oral health, and allowing you to eat what you want.
Only a qualified implant dentist like Dr. Hobbs in Longview, TX, can say if dental implants are right for you. Call (903)-371-0295 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hobbs to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the dental implant process?
The length of the dental implant process will vary from patient to patient. You can expect the entire process to take between three and six months, depending on how long your recovery period lasts. Your implant provider will give you an accurate timeline at your initial consultation.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are the most durable, lasting tooth replacement option available. Implants are designed to last a lifetime as long they’re properly taken care of. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist twice annually for regular dental checkups.
How much do dental implants cost?
Each patient and case is different. The total cost of your dental implants will depend on various factors, which may include the condition of your jaw bone density, any supplemental procedures, the number of implants, and more. It’s best to schedule a consultation with your implant provider so they can examine your oral health and give you a more accurate estimate of your treatment plan.
Your dental insurance may help cover a portion of your dental implant expenses. We recommend contacting your provider for the specific details of your coverage.
Does dental implant surgery hurt?
Implant surgery won’t hurt since your dentist will apply a local anesthetic. They’ll make sure you don’t feel any pain throughout the procedure. While there may be some discomfort during the recovery period, this should be manageable with over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs.
Restore Your Smile’s Natural Beauty
Dr. Hobbs and our Longview dental team are here to help you achieve your dream smile and restore its natural beauty. No one wants to go through life with missing teeth. Let dental implants be the solution you’ve been looking for.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hobbs, call our Longview office at (903)-371-0295. You can also book your appointment by filling out our online contact form. We proudly serve patients in the Longview area and surrounding areas such as Gladewater, Marshall, and Lakeport, TX.