Complete Your Smile with Same-Day Teeth
Extensive tooth loss can have a significant impact on your daily routine, making it challenging to eat comfortably and speak clearly. However, for eligible patients in Victoria, TX, we offer same-day teeth to restore a full dental arch immediately after dental implant surgery. CEREC® technology allows us to help patients to chew, speak, and smile with confidence throughout the healing period, improving both their health and overall quality of life. Dr. Rick H. Heard is a board certified periodontist who has been performing successful dental implant procedures for over 15 years. Constantly striving to improve his technique, Dr. Heard provides customized care to each patient and incorporates the highest quality materials into each of his treatments.
For patients who qualify, we offer convenient and efficient same-day teeth. During treatment, we can design a custom healing prosthetic, taking into account the shape of your bite, in addition to the shade of adjacent teeth. This device is designed to be worn throughout the three to six month recovery period known as osseointegration. After implant surgery, Dr. Heard can fasten your restoration in place, ensuring it fits comfortably and securely in your smile. We use only the highest quality, titanium reinforced material, for natural-looking, realistic results.
As we do everything we can to ensure a successful implant treatment, Dr. Heard may recommend a preparatory bone graft or sinus lift to strengthen your jawbone and create space for implant posts. If you require a preliminary procedure, you will need to wait until your gums fully heal before undergoing dental implants treatment. The recovery period can last anywhere from four to six months. At this time, we can also perform any necessary tooth extractions in preparation for implant surgery.
Dental Implant Surgery
Once you have fully recovered, we can proceed with dental implants surgery. To maximize your comfort throughout this procedure, we can administer a local anesthetic and intravenous (IV) sedation. For your safety, a board certified anesthesiologist can monitor your vitals and adjust the level of sedation as needed.
Same-day teeth enables patients to chew, speak, and smile with confidence, improving both their health and overall quality of life.
Depending upon your needs, we can place between four to eight implants to support the prosthesis replacing all of your teeth. Using advanced technology and techniques, we can strategically place your dental implants to make use of available jawbone tissue, minimizing the number of implants you will need. After embedding your implant posts, Dr. Heard can provide you with a healing prosthetic, so you can enjoy immediate dental function and aesthetics.
Restore Form and Function
At our practice, our team is dedicated to helping patients achieve stellar results, which is why we offer a personalized approach to each individual case. In addition, we can keep you informed of your progress during each stage of treatment, so you feel confident in our services. To learn more about how you can benefit from same-day teeth, contact us online or call us today at (361) 573-1014.
“After multiple years of avoiding a dental issue, I visited Dr. Heard. In a short period of time, I went from what I thought was a hopeless dental problem, to a complete solution. I now have a full understanding of my procedure, the timeline, and even exact costs.” Satisfied Patient