Austin Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Your Natural Teeth
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants offer you the closest alternative to the real thing available. Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth and mini dental implants can even support dentures. If you want to know more about this area of restorative dentistry and / or find out if dental implants are the right option for you, Austin, TX-based Broberg and Tieken Dental would be pleased to help you explore this option.
The Basics of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an advanced area of dentistry but the basics are that a post and crown combination serve as the tooth, offering you a permanent option that is functional for chewing and talking and that looks absolutely beautiful when smiling.
Dental implants are generally done over two appointments and while there is healing time involved as the post fuses to your jaw (Osseo integration) and specific instructions to maximize their chances of success, the process isn’t as arduous as you might think. We work closely with patients to understand what’s involved and would be pleased to offer you a consultation to explore this option for you.
Some Things You Should Know About Implants Dentistry
Dental implants are permanent, offering many advantages over dentures that periodically need to be re-lined and replaced. Dental implants work great as a replacement for a missing, broken, or severely decayed tooth. Unlike dentures, they don’t slip and slide, don’t limit the types of food you eat, and they are as easy to care for as natural teeth. No adhesives and no worries about getting caught without your teeth!
In order to support dental implants, you need adequate jaw bone. For this reason, it’s ideal to replace missing teeth as soon as possible after losing them. If you don’t have adequate jaw bone, bone grafts may be recommended.
Dental Implant Failure Prevention
When a foreign object is put into the body there is always a chance of rejection. Dental implants have a very high success rate when the dentist’s orders are followed for post-operative healing. Dr. Tieken and Dr. Broberg only recommend dental implants when you meet specific criteria and are willing to follow guidelines carefully. Following good oral hygiene and getting regular dental check-ups could result in dental implants lasting a lifetime.
Dental Implant Alternatives
When a patient is not a good dental implants candidate, Dr. Broberg and Dr. Tieken can make other recommendations that give you the benefit of a healthy-looking and functional smile. Bridges, crowns, dentures, and mini implants (implant-supported dentures) could all be good options for you to consider.
Dental Implants Costs
Costs vary depending on a variety of factors but all costs will be discussed with patients before treatment begins. Dental financing options are available in Austin for dental implants as well as other procedures that can help you get the smile you want, affordably.