About Dental Implants
Dental implants are an effective and long-term solution for replacing a missing tooth or teeth for a beautiful smile. MINT dentistry is pleased to offer custom-made dental implants and restorations for our patients in Shenandoah, TX to help them achieve a sexy smile that looks and feels like natural teeth. A dental implant is a post that is placed in your jawbone (by one of our board-certified oral surgeons) to replace the lost tooth root. This post(s) can then be attached to a crown, bridge, or dentures for a restoration that looks natural and lasts a long time. To replace a missing tooth or teeth, contact MINT dentistry in Shenandoah, TX. During this appointment at our state-of-the-art dental facility, you will get to know more about MINT dentistry’s mission to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals while maintaining ideal oral health.
All-On-4® Dental Implants
Nobel Biocare® manufactures All-on-4® dental implants, which provide a comprehensive way to secure dentures for a full-arch restoration. This process works by inserting the screws (dental implants) into strategic areas on each arch. Compared to other brands of implanted dentures, All-on-4® creates a more secure fit with fewer posts. Our team of dentists recommends All-on-4® implant-supported dentures if you want a restored smile without the restrictions or hassle that come with removable dentures. Many MINT patients love the benefits of the advanced All-on-4® procedure with amazing, high-quality results. If you want to get more information on All-on-4® implant-supported dentures, we invite you to schedule an appointment at MINT dentistry.
"The experience here was amazing down to the checking in process to savannah walking me through all the set up and making me fee very welcomed...Alana my hygienist was Amazing!! She took excellent care of me and made she I was comfortable the entire time and gave me great advice for after care would recommend mint dentistry to everyone!!"- K.R. / Google / Mar 12, 2021
"The staff is very professional with excellent chair side manners."- A.A. / Google / Mar 10, 2021
"I've been coming here for a couple years. I will NOT go anywhere else. The staff here are all so friendly, inviting, and always accommodating to your needs. On top of having great interpersonal skills, the doctor, hygienists, assistants, all have amazing work ethics and preform expertly while also taking into consideration and holding at high priority, your comfort level. And above all, they genuinely care. As for the facility itself, it's not your typical dentist office. You dont feel so much that you're sitting in a bland, emotionless doctor's office. The lobby accommodates with free tablets to use, magazines, comfortable furniture, free sunglasses to protect from the lights/splashing water, they even offer free bottled water. The 'office' where you're seated for your procedure is always clean and inviting. They provide you with headphones to listen to music and watch movies (headphones not required) and will even put on youtube if you'd rather. I definitely recommend MINT to anyone, especially those who may fear going to the dentist. MINT is definitely 100% a whole new experience that is far better than any I've had in the past."- J.H. / Google / Mar 04, 2021
"Mint is incredible! From the moment you walk in, you are warmly welcomed. They offered us water and lead us through the check in process. My 6yo and I had appointments one after the other. The entire staff was so kind, patient, and encouraging to him. They put on a movie for him while they did his dental work. He has sensory processing issues and were very flexible to find ways to help him through the process. The chairs also give a massage so that helped him feel comfortable. I was also satisfied by the overall experience. The only reason I took off one star was for the timing of our appointments. I have a feeling it was just a busy evening for the office, but we were there from 245-6 pm. And all we had done were xrays, pictures, deep cleaning and I got my permanent retainers out... which took maybe 15 minutes. I will definitely be returning! I’m super thankful for Jasmine, Alana and Olivia who all helped us as well as the lovely ladies at the front desk. The doctor was very good at explaining everything in detail and reassuring us that all will be well. Overall an incredible experience! Also, my husband had two fillings when they went with our daughter and he said it was the most pleasant filling experience he had ever had."- K.R. / Google / Mar 02, 2021
"The people that work here are just simply put great. Highly recommend this place to any one looking for a dentist."- O.S. / Google / Feb 05, 2021
Best Candidates for Dental Implants
The dental professionals at MINT dentistry frequently recommend implants along with a crown, bridge, or dentures to replace a missing tooth or teeth. You may be a candidate for a dental implant or All-on-4® implants if you already have a traditional restoration but don't like its appearance or maintenance. During your consultation at our office, we will examine your jawbone and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. You may not be a candidate for implants if you have a periodontal condition, are pregnant, or use tobacco products.
What to Expect
Prior to scheduling your appointment for implant placement, we will make sure you do not need gum or bone grafting. If you do, those procedures will be performed before your implant surgery is scheduled. When your mouth is ready for implants, we will schedule your implant placement surgery. To begin your appointment, our staff will show you to the procedure room so you can being to relax in the massaging treatment chair, where you will be given a pair of MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones. Once you are settled in, your anesthesia or sedation will be administered. Then, your board-certified oral surgeon will make an incision(s) in your gums and place the metal implant post(s) into your jaw. This process will be repeated if more than one implant is needed. The gums will then be closed around the implant, leaving the post visible above the gumline. Over the next few months, the implant(s) will begin to integrate with the bone and gum. During this time, a temporary restoration will be used to cover the post(s). When your mouth has healed, our team will attach your custom restoration to the post(s), so you can begin to enjoy your newly restore smile.
After oral surgery, you will probably have a bit of swelling in your gums and face along with possible bleeding, bruising, and discomfort. It's normal for the symptoms to be temporary, but if you have concerns or lasting symptoms, please contact us. We may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics plus detailed instructions, including what activities to avoid, to speed your recovery. As soon as your implant(s) has healed and your restoration has been attached, you should follow a good home oral care routine, including flossing and brushing every day. We may ask you to schedule follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress. MINT dentistry encourages you to continue scheduling annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings to maintain the health and appearance of your restorations and natural teeth for a long time.
The MINT Commitment
If you have dental insurance, some of the cost of your oral surgery and restoration may be covered. We will contact your insurance to clarify your policy and calculate your remaining bill. During your consultation with the team, we can discuss payment methods we accept, including low-interest medical financing. MINT dentistry is committed to helping our patients get sexy teeth. If you do not have insurance, ask us for more information on the MINT Discount Plan, which can make it easier to afford restorative procedures.
Implants dentistry is an efficient option if you want a beautiful replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. Maintained just like your natural teeth, implants can restore your smile. Using advanced technology and cutting-edge techniques, the MINT dentistry team will help you achieve the smile of your dreams using dental implants. For more information on implant dentistry, schedule your consultation at our office in Shenandoah, TX.