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Dental Implants

We can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper or lower set of teeth. If you need to restore a full upper or lower set of teeth, you may be a perfect candidate for either implant retained dentures (Implant Overdenture) or a permanent fixed implant bridge.

Esthetic Replacement Teeth That Function Naturally

​At Lubbock Dental Implant Center, we know that appearances count. Thus we are dedicated to giving you the smile you have been dreaming of. Dental implants not only allows you to have a healthy mouth but also restores your confidence. To make things convenient for you, we create your dental implants in our office on-site, so that you can get that perfect smile in lesser time!
​When it comes to restoring your smile, dental implants work great – the reason being implants are designed to look and function just like their natural counterparts, i.e., your real teeth. ​Also, the longevity it offers makes them popular. At Lubbock Dental Implant Center, we offer implants to patients looking a permanent and an alternative solution for one or more teeth. To know more about implant dentistry, the benefits and to schedule an implant consultation, call us today!

We Can Replace Any Number Of Teeth

One tooth

If you’re looking for a single tooth replacement, we provide you with the simplest solution - single dental implants. To get ​a visually natural​ tooth replacement, schedule an appointment today!

Multiple Teeth

​When you have more than one missing tooth, multiple tooth implants can be a good option. Talk to us and we will let you know if you are an eligible candidate for multiple dental implants.

Full Arch

​A full mouth implant can be the choice for those who needs a complete solution to multiple missing teeth. Dr. Samantha Hollinger will work with you and determine the best solution to give you back your smile.

Our Unique ​approach To Implants

Dr. Gilliam uses his experience and professional abilities along with the latest tools to diagnose your oral condition during a dental check-up for analyzing the present condition of your teeth. Our implant dentist Dr. Gilliam will work in collaboration with you and create a customized treatment plan, that suits you individually. He will keep you well-informed throughout the entire treatment process so that you can understand what you can expect. Using a combination of cosmetic dentistry and restorative techniques, Dr. Gilliam’s advanced approach will have you smiling again in almost no time! On the day of surgery, the dental implant post – a screw made of titanium, will be surgically placed in your jawbone.
​This process replaces the root of the missing tooth so that you can get a stable tooth restoration. Upon completion, you will be sent back home with a provisional, which means, you’ll not go without a missing tooth. This will also ensure that the implant will heal with the jaw bone. Post the healing period, Dr. Gilliam will place and fit the replacement tooth on the implant post. The replacement can be a crown, a full or partial denture, or a dental bridge. What you’ll receive will depend on which teeth you are missing and your individual dental needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

​Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that resembles the look, feel and function of your natural teeth. Dental implants has the ability to restore 99% of the function, allowing you to eat whatever you want with a completely beautiful and natural look. With routine dental hygiene appointments or checkups and proper oral care, your implants can last for the rest of your life.
Dental implants placed by Dr. Gilliam have a success rate of 98%. Proper care of the implant and maintaining oral health, they can successfully last for a lifetime.
The cost of dental implants depends on individual needs and thus varies from patient to patient. During your consultation we’ll consider the number of teeth that need replacement. Will it be a single implant, multiple implants or a full arch. Are their infections and are extractions required. Considering all of these will help you get an estimation. Call us for more info.
​We can replace single missing tooth, multiple teeth and even if a full mouth replacement is required. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using implant supported bridge meaning you won’t need to undergo single implants for missing tooth which also lowers the costs exponentially. For full arch missing teeth, we can use as low as two or four implants supporting an entire bridge or a denture for achieving a secure fit.
Yes! We are well equipped with the latest technologies and are a full-service dental implant office. It’s all about knowing what the end result will look like and preparing accordingly from the beginning. Dr. Gilliam highly emphasizes on cosmetic dentistry and we can create beautiful and fully functional crowns ensuring that it blends in perfectly with your smile.
​If you have one, multiple or a full arch of missing teeth, you are likely an eligible candidate for dental implants. Also, you should be free of any gum disease or infection and have a good overall health.
This is one of the most common misconceptions we often hear from patients. Undergoing the dental implants procedure isn’t painful and feels similar to having your tooth pulled. Our patients, after undergoing the treatment said, “I hardly felt anything at all!” However, with the use of sedation all you will feel is a dull pressure at the sit of the implant surgery.
We make use of 3D technology and take detailed images of your mouth. This tells us where exactly are the nerves located and what can be the best possible location for placing the implant(s). Using this info we create a computer guide and use it during surgery for placing the implants precisely in the jaw bone. Once healed, you will receive your durable and natural appearing crowns that blends in well with your smile.
Yes, however it depends. In most of the cases we can remove a tooth, or multiple teeth, and place a dental implant on the same day.
We are very particular about placing dental implants and make sure to have them under the right conditions and in the precise location. Usually, we don’t see complications after placing the implants. If you experience any problem like pain, bleeding or find a visible part of the implant below the gumline – you might need a simple treatment for infection or need to have your implant replaced. Additionally, we can evaluate and treat implants placed by other dentists as well.
Dental implants can last for a lifetime when placed by an experienced dentist and cared for properly. While the crown might require replacement after few years of service due to normal wear and tear, the titanium post should last for years to come.
Clean your dental implants ​just like your normal teeth. Dr. Gilliam recommends brushing twice daily and flossing ​everyday. Make sure to maintain regular checkups and cleanings with your general dentist.

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