Austin Dental Implants
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 teeth not only feel bad, they 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.
We can help with long-lasting surgically placed dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
One of our most exciting innovations here at 12 Oaks Dental has been dental implants. 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
Implant dentistry is beneficial to you and your smile in so many ways. Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. You can speak with confidence, eat whatever you like with full enjoyment, and never feel worried that your smile looks unnatural or odd.
Though comfort and security are very important to our patients, the greatest benefit of dental implants 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 as a full replacement or to support dentures, the bone continues to be stimulated, as if our tooth was still in place, signaling the bone to remain, and preventing loss.
Dental implants will let you get back to full confidence and function day in and day out!
Implant Retained Dentures
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 during speech and chewing.