Dental implants are the longest-lasting and most functionally restorative tooth replacement option. Our Austin implant dentists provide a variety of implant types, enabling us to offer this remarkable solution to nearly everyone.
If you have questions about dental implants or believe you could benefit from this service, give us a call at 512-819-9100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Georgetown, TX office today.
Benefits offered by Dental Implants
Depending on the type of dental implants you have placed, permanence will be one of the biggest benefits offered by this treatment. Unlike dentures and dental bridges that can come loose or fall out, most dental implants are secured by metal framework or bone, enabling them to stay in place for a lifetime.
Additional benefits offered by dental implants include:
- Full restoration of bite tension
- Complete functional restoration
- No special care required
- No reliance on adjacent teeth for support
Implants placed into bone will also protect against jaw shrinkage and collapse. When a tooth is missing, so too is its root, and it is the root of teeth that informs the body that bone is needed in specific areas of the jaw. Most tooth replacement options simply address the missing crown. Dental implants replace the root, continuing those signals and preventing the body from utilizing jawbone minerals elsewhere. During your initial consultation, we would be happy to discuss this in greater detail.
Am I a Good Dental Implants Candidate?
The best candidates for dental implants are in generally good health, free of gum disease and excessive tooth decay, and prepared for oral surgery. There will be a recovery period following the placement of your implants. Good candidates need to be prepared to take a few days off to rest and to follow postoperative instructions during that time.
The density of your jawbone will play a role in your dental implant candidacy as well, though with our many implant options, should not preclude patients with narrow or significant jawbone deterioration. The best way to learn if you are a good candidate is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Holley or Dr. Duncan.
Types of Dental Implants
While there are many types of dental implants, root form implants are far and away the most common. Placed directly into jawbone, root form implants undergo a process called osseointegration by which they become a permanent part of the jaw. Once this process has completed, root form implants can be used to support a crown, bridge, or dentures, making them ideal for a variety of tooth restorations.
Our Austin implant dentists may recommend root form implants to support a bridge if you are missing several teeth in a row. Using implants to support a dental bridge allows us to rebuild your smile with fully functional teeth.
We also offer implant supported dentures for patients who need to replace an entire arch of teeth. Implant supported dentures are stronger and more reliable than traditional options, and provide the greatest restoration of function and beauty. Implant supported dentures snap into place with as few as two implants, though up to four may be needed for an entire arch. With either option, these dentures eliminate the frustration and insecurity brought about by traditional methods of securing artificial teeth.
During your dental implants consultation at our Austin area office, we will carefully assess your jaw, discuss all of your options, and help you choose the implant type best suited to meet your needs.
To schedule your dental implants consultation, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown today. Located just outside of Austin, our implant dentists serve Round Rock, Cedar Park, and all surrounding Texas communities.