Rediscover Life with Dental Implants!
Are you missing one or more teeth? You know how disruptive that can be – it keeps you from eating normally, can make speech difficult and really lowers your self-esteem! Missing some teeth can be bad for the rest of your mouth as well, leading to teeth shifting, jawbone loss and TMJ disorder. It can also affect the overall wellness of your body because of the poor eating habits often developed with missing teeth, not to mention the negative impact it has on your self-esteem and self-confidence. We can help our patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area with long-lasting surgically placed dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
One of the services that we are most excited to offer our patients here at 12 Oaks Dental is the dental implant procedure. Dental implants are so exciting because they fully restore the natural function and appearance of missing teeth. A dental implant is a small post, most commonly made of titanium, which is surgically placed into the jawbone where your tooth is missing. The bone surrounding the implant post fuses together, creating a very solid foundation to which a replacement tooth may be attached. A natural-looking porcelain crown is fabricated and attached to the implant. Dental implants do not decay and therefore, with good oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups, can be maintained for your lifetime!
The Benefits of Dental Implants
When you consider all the benefits of dental implants, it’s easy to see why so many patients choose implants as a way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. You can speak with confidence, fully enjoy eating whatever you’d like, and never feel worried that your smile looks unnatural or odd.
Although the comfort and security provided by implants are very important to our patients, the greatest benefit they provide is the preservation of bone in the areas of missing teeth. Once a tooth is removed, bone loss begins, leading not only to loss of support for dentures, but also to changes in facial structure. When implants are placed, either to replace missing teeth or to support dentures, the bone continues to be stimulated, as if the natural tooth were still in place and signaling the bone to remain, thus preventing additional bone loss.
In addition to replacing individual teeth, dental implants can replace all or many of your teeth by supporting a full or partial denture. Implant-supported dentures, unlike traditional dentures, can greatly increase your quality of life by improving comfort and stability when you speak and chew food.
Contact Us Today
For more information about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Worob or Dr. Barron, call our Austin, TX, office today.