Dental Implants

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Dental Implants in Austin

Are you missing one or more teeth? You are not alone – 69 percent of adults who are between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. 

A missing front tooth can affect your smile, but missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue: severe tooth loss of 8 or more missing teeth can make it hard to eat meat, fruits and vegetables. 

Some people rely on dental bridges and dentures to replace missing teeth. While bridges and dentures fill in the gap left behind by a missing tooth, they do have drawbacks. Dentures can slip out of place, for example, and bridges require putting crowns over perfectly healthy teeth. Bridges and dentures are also inconvenient in that they require special care and you may not be able to eat your favorite foods. Neither dentures nor bridges are permanent solutions to missing teeth – dental bridges last for 5 to 7 years and dentures can last for about 10 years.

Implants are a Lifetime Tooth Replacement

Dental implants provide a lifetime of smiles. Whether you are missing one tooth or several teeth, Neva Dental Specialists provide a permanent, natural-looking solution to missing teeth with dental implants. Today’s dental implants are a reliable, cost effective, and long-lasting tooth replacement treatment. 

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant features a titanium rod that your dentist places into your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. In a process known as osseointegration, your jawbone fuses with this titanium rod to create a sturdy anchor. Once osseointegration is complete, your dentist fits a custom-made dental crown over the implant to create a natural looking tooth. You can replace one tooth or get full mouth dental implants.

Lasting Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a number of benefits, including:

  • Stability – dental implants won’t slip out of place when you eat or slur your speech when you talk
  • Stunning aesthetics – dental implants match your natural teeth, so nobody knows you have a tooth implant
  • Strength – dental implants are designed to last a lifetime
  • Convenience – you don’t have to take out your teeth to brush them, and you can eat all of your favorite foods              
  • No impact on surrounding teeth
  • Preserving existing jawbone – dentures and bridges do not provide the direct stimulation to tooth roots that keeps your jawbone strong

Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?

More than a half million people get dental implants each year. Dental implants are becoming the tooth replacement option of choice for a number of reasons. 

Implants provide a long-lasting solution

During osseointegration, the titanium rod used in the implant biologically fuses with your jawbone to create a permanent structure. The implant acts like a tooth root that provides long-term stabilization to the tooth replacement. Dental implants also provide the stimulation your jawbone needs to stay strong over a lifetime. 

Implants are cost-effective

Implants require a one-time investment to create a permanent tooth replacement, whereas you would need to invest in new dental bridges or dentures every 7 to 10 years. While a dental implant cost is higher than dentures or crowns, these tooth replacements can give you a smile that lasts a lifetime. 

Implants look natural

Shaded and custom-shaped to fit naturally into your existing smile, dental implants look just like your natural teeth – in some cases, they look better than the teeth they replaced!

Implants promote oral health

Dental implants never get cavities and they make it easy to brush and floss your teeth – no special dental tools or techniques are necessary.

Implant-Secured Dentures

Experience stable and secure dentures

Do you dream of dentures that fit snugly and actually stayed in place? Implant-secured dentures can make your dreams come true! Strategically-placed denture implants can provide customized permanent dentures that snap securely into place to create amazing stability and natural function.  

Benefits of dental implants with dentures include:

  • Stronger fit – implants hold dentures firmly in place to prevent slippage
  • Comfort – implants eliminate painful “hot spots,” or sore spots on your gums caused by pressure from dentures
  • Clearer speech – dental implants are secure, so they allow you to pronounce word naturally
  • Preventing bone loss – dental implants act like a natural tooth root to stimulate bones and prevent bone loss

Myths about Dental Implants

 I’m too old

Age-related bone issues can change how your dentist places your dental implants, but these tooth replacements are for patients of all ages. 

Getting implants is painful

With modern sedation and anesthesia, placing dental implants is a pain-free treatment. While you may experience some tenderness in the days following the placement of a dental implant, we have many suggestions to make the discomfort go away quickly. 

Any dentist can do dental implants

Dental implant treatment requires advanced education and superior clinical skills. For the best results possible, choose Niva Dental Specialists for your dental implants. 

Contact us today to learn how we can help you restore your smile with dental implants. We provide the dental implants Austin residents rely on for a lifetime of smiles.

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