Dental Implants in Odessa, TX

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Living with missing teeth can limit your lifestyle and make you feel less self-confident. Dental implants can turn your life around. They’re made to blend in with your teeth so you can have a full and beautiful smile.

They’re permanent restorations too, so you won’t have to worry about taking them out for cleaning. An implant feels just like a natural tooth in your mouth and you can care for it like one as well. Just brush and floss your dental implant daily to keep your oral hygiene in check.

You’ll hardly even notice it’s there, and it’ll be like you never lost a tooth in the first place. Your implant will allow you to eat anything you want and to smile fearlessly.

digital image of a titanium fixture in a jaw for implant placement
Dental implant restoration with customized crown

The Dental Implant Process

The first step to getting a dental implant is to visit Dr. Rangel for a consultation. At your consultation, he’ll examine your teeth and jaw to determine if a dental implant is the right solution for you. 

Some people who have had missing teeth for a while need a supplemental procedure. Missing teeth can lead to your jawbone weakening over time, but dental implants require a strong jaw to bond with. Supplemental procedures make your implant more likely to succeed.

After your jawbone and gums are ready to receive an implant, Dr. Rangel can place the titanium fixture. This acts as the roots of your new tooth and will keep it stable as you eat and speak throughout the day. The fixture will create a strong bond with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, becoming a natural part of your jaw.

When your jawbone has full healed, you’ll be ready for your abutment and crown. These will complete your dental implant so you can flash you beautiful smile without fear.

Are You a Candidate for Implants?

Our patients choose dental implants for many reasons. You’re a candidate for implants if:

  • You have/will have one or more missing teeth
  • You want a natural-looking tooth replacement
  • You’d like to be able to eat all the foods you love
  • You’re interested in a permanent, stable restoration
  • Protecting your oral health is on your list of priorities

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last a lifetime. Proper care ensures they’ll last as long as possible for you.

How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?

Caring for your dental implants is easy. Simply brush and floss your teeth every day, treating your implant like a natural tooth. Visiting the dentist every six months for cleanings and exams also prolongs its durability.

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants are absolutely safe. They protect your oral hygiene by making bacterial infections less likely and keep your jawbone strong.

Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?

Most dental insurance plans don’t cover dental implants because they’re considered a cosmetic procedure. Our office does accept a variety of payment options and we can help you find a way to afford your implants.

What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?

If you have an issue with your implant, don’t hesitate to call us at (432) 333-6169. We can schedule an appointment for you so Dr. Rangel can examine your implant and fix it for you.

Dr. Rangel Can Restore Your Smile

Whether you’re missing one, several, or a full arch of teeth, dental implants can help. Dr. Rangel is an experienced implant dentist and he can make sure your implant procedure goes smoothly. The start of your beautiful brand-new smile could be a consultation away.

To learn more, call our office at (432) 333-6169. You can also fill out your information in our contact form and we’ll be right with you.