A dental implant is one of the best options available for restoring your smile if a tooth has been extracted or is missing. Advanced Dental Care of Austin in Austin, Texas, is a one-stop shop for all your dental implant needs. The team of dentists there can place your implant and attach natural-looking replacement teeth, or even dental crowns. With an implant, your replacement teeth get the support and stability they need. To learn more about dental implants, call or use the online booking tool and set up a consultation today.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames surgically inserted into your jawline that provide support for replacement teeth. These anchors help ensure prosthetic teeth don’t slide or shift around inside your mouth.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants to support prosthetic teeth are one of the best options to restore your smile.
First, your dentist at Advanced Dental Care of Austin needs to make sure your jawbone is strong enough to support dental implants. If you don’t have enough jawbone, you can undergo a procedure to graft additional bone-like material onto your jaw.
The dental procedure itself involves using a small surgical drill to insert the implant directly into your jawbone just below the gum line. Once your implant has been placed, it takes several months for the implant to naturally meld to your jawbone, a process called osseointegration.
Once your implant is ready for an attachment, the team at Advanced Dental Care of Austin is equipped to connect your prosthetic teeth and custom-made crowns to finish restoring your smile.
While prosthetic teeth can be bonded to neighboring teeth, implant-supported prosthetics are much more sturdy and far less prone to shifting and sliding. Since an implant fuses to your jawbone, an implant essentially becomes a part of your oral structures.
Also, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth can help improve everyday functions, such as chewing, speaking, and digesting. Gaps in your smile can affect these functions and also lead to facial drooping. Since your jaw is used to supporting a full set of teeth, even a single missing tooth can impact your facial structure. Implants help restore volume to your face.
As long as you take excellent care of your implants, they should last you a lifetime. Getting implants to replace missing teeth doesn’t give you a pass in the oral health care department. Make sure to continue brushing and flossing every day to stop bacteria from building up. Also, maintain your regular appointments for cleanings and checkups at the office.
To learn more about dental implants, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation.