Dental Implants in Austin TX
What are Dental Implants?
Besides several other signs of progress in dental technology, dental implants have also enhanced considerably since first introduced in the dental field. Today’s implants are more aesthetically pleasing and also more functional and durable. Implants are a restorative dental procedure used to replace one or more teeth. Unlike dental bridges or partials, the implant is an individual restoration that only impacts the area of the lost tooth.
A small surgery is needed to install a titanium post (which looks much like a screw) in the socket where the tooth root was present. This post is left to fuse with the surrounding bone mass. When an adequate amount of bone has fused with the post, the site is then prepped to receive a dental crown which will be sitting on the post. The crown looks and feels like an original tooth. When the area is mostly healed and ready, the crown is fixed to the post and the result is a tooth that appears as natural as any of the teeth in the mouth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Types of Dental Implants
Dental Implants Procedure
The dental implant process includes replacing the natural tooth roots with metal that appear and function just like those of the original roots. At first, we cut-open the gum of the individual and then expose their bone. Then, we drill holes in the bone where the implant is needed to be inserted. Then, the dental implant is carefully inserted into the hole.
Because the posts serve as tooth roots, we insert them deep into the bone. At this point, the individual still has a space where the tooth is lost. Sometimes, we even provide a partial, temporary denture for enhancing the appearance. The person will be able to take it out for cleaning, or during sleep.
Excellence in Implant Dentistry
Dental Implants need precision. Dr. Samantha Hollinger has been trained in this area and has great experience in implant dentistry. Feel free to ask our dental professionals any queries you may have.
Dental implants have a truly high success rate; however, it is crucial that you take care of the implant as advised to make sure that your implant has the best possibility of being successful.
A dental implant is an investment in your dental health. Like any other investment, you must make sure that you visit a professional who is highly trained and experienced in performing the process. If you are interested in receiving an implant, call us today and book an appointment for an examination and consultation so you can find out whether you are an ideal candidate for a dental implant.