For a Natural-looking Smile That Works Like New
Living with missing teeth can affect your appearance and weigh on your self-esteem. It can also impact your ability to eat and speak clearly, lead to bone loss, and even impair your health. If you’re embarrassed about your smile or have difficulty eating, a dental implant could be the solution for you.
Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent solution for patients with missing, damaged, or decayed teeth. With our tooth replacement options, Dr. Hobbs will restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile.
Discover how our Longview team can use dental implants to add confidence to your smile.
If you’re missing a tooth, you’re not alone. More than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Hobbs provides single dental implant restorations to restore the appearance and function of your natural teeth.
Your implant is designed to seamlessly blend in with your smile. It’s made of three parts, the fixture, the abutment, and the crown. The implant fixture is the part of the implant designed to act as your tooth’s natural root. It’s made of durable titanium biocompatible material.
Through a process called osseointegration, the bones in your jaw will develop a strong bond with the fixture to hold your implant firmly in place. This provides a foundation for your new crown. It also stimulates healthy jawbone growth.
It will take a few months for your body to become acclimated to the implant fixture. Then Dr. Hobbs will complete the process by attaching the middle section called the abutment and the attractive porcelain crown. Porcelain is a durable material that’s color-matched to fit in with your smile.
A 2004 study found that by the age of 64 adults have lost an average of seven teeth. If you’re missing several teeth, Dr. Hobbs can replace them using dental implants. He also offers an implant-supported bridge to replace spaces caused by two or more missing teeth that are next to one another.
This comfortable implant-supported restoration is the best solution for patients seeking to regain complete function of their teeth. An implant-supported bridge is more secure and better for your oral health than the old-fashioned type of dental bridge that’s anchored to the patient’s teeth.
Your implant-supported bridge is individually created to match your smile. It’s designed to look just like your natural teeth for a smile you’ll feel good about.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a single tooth dental implant last?
By maintaining a pristine oral hygiene routine, your single dental implant can last you a lifetime. You also need to keep up with regular dental appointments by visiting our Longview office once every six months. This will help the longevity of your restoration.
However, the crown portion of your restoration usually only lasts for about 10 to 15 years. You’ll usually need to replace your crown restoration due to normal wear and tear.
How much does one single dental implant cost?
The cost of your single tooth implant will vary depending on certain factors. Factors include the type of restoration you choose as well as if you need any supplemental procedures before beginning the dental implant process.
For a more accurate estimate, call our Longview office at (903)-371-0295 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Hobbs. If dental implants are the best course of treatment, he’ll give you a detailed breakdown of how much your treatment will cost.
Get a Beautiful New Smile From Dr. Hobbs
Whether you’re missing one or more teeth, Dr. Hobbs will help you find the solution that’s right for you. Schedule a free consultation by dialing 903-371-0295. Or just fill out the easy contact form at the bottom of the page, and we’ll get right back to you. You deserve a beautiful smile. Let’s get started today.