One missing tooth or several missing teeth can make eating, speaking, and smiling difficult.
By placing dental implants, Dr. Rick Heard can replace lost tooth roots and provide a stable foundation for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
At Gulf Coast Periodontics in Victoria, TX, we use the highest quality, titanium-reinforced dental implants for natural-looking results.
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Whether you are missing just one tooth or several teeth, implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures allow you to once again speak clearly, eat the food you love, and smile with confidence.
Patients with a missing tooth or dentures that are unstable are often unhappy with their smile. Contact Gulf Coast Periodontics online to ask a question or request a consultation about your restorative dentistry options. You can also reach us in Victoria, TX, by phone:
"I had a great experience with my implant treatment. The staff was awesome! I highly recommend Dr. Heard for your implant treatment. A superb way to replace a missing tooth." Lupe B.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Natural Feel and Function
Implant-supported restorations replace the entire tooth, meaning they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
Improved Oral Health
Implants are the only treatment that can stop jaw atrophy after tooth loss, making them more beneficial to your oral health.
With the right care, dental implants can last a lifetime. As always, brushing, flossing, and six-month checkups are essential.
Dental Implant Placement Process
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Dental Implant Side Effects
Applying ice packs against your cheeks during the first 48 hours can reduce swelling, discomfort, and bruising. You can also sleep with your head elevated to further ease any swelling.
Prescription pain medication will help with discomfort following surgery. Depending on your particular needs, Dr. Heard may recommend taking over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription meds.
Dr. Heard will provide gauze to stop minor bleeding in your gums. Contact us immediately if you notice any excessive blood loss, as this could be a sign of a complication.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
"I have been under the care of Dr. Heard and Lisha for about 12 years now. I was once told by a dentist that I would likely lose all my teeth by the time I turned 50. Well, I'm 65 now and the 3 teeth I did lose were replaced by implants. It looks like I will get to keep the rest. Anyone who is looking at the worst should try Dr. Heard first before giving up their teeth!" Anonymous Patient