Austin, TX area patients who are interested in replacing missing or extracted teeth are often encouraged to think about the benefits of certain restorations such as dental implants. Dental implants are a popular way for patients to replace teeth in a permanent manner. With dental implants, patients can invest in a more beautiful smile for life, ensuring they maintain the function and beauty of their smile.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Kevin Winters of The Hills Dental Spa Cosmetic and Family Dentistry describes dental implants as titanium tooth root replacements that are used in replacing missing teeth. These restorations are placed during oral surgery into the bone of the jaw, providing the optimum foundation for the new false tooth. Dental implants are versatile, used in a variety of ways to replace one or more teeth, and can be a great investment in the smile on a long-term basis.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants that our patients consider when thinking about ways they have available to replace their teeth.
• Dental implants are a solid investment in the smile as the restorations can last a lifetime
• Dental implants are easy to care for
• Dental implants can maintain bone structure when osseointegration occurs
• Dental implants are extremely strong and stable
• Dental implants can be used to replace one, several, or all of the teeth in the smile
• Dental implants can be used to anchor dentures in place instead of using dental adhesives
Who is a candidate?
Patients who are considering dental implants will first want to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for treatment. Patients should have sufficient bone structure to ensure the implant procedure is successful. Without enough bone, patients can consider bone grafting or alternative tooth replacement options such as bridges or dentures.
Find out more about dental implants!
Contact The Hills Dental Spa Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Austin, TX to discuss the possibility of placing dental implants to enhance the smile and restore its functionality once and for all! Patients suffering from tooth loss are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Kevin Winters by calling (512) 347-0044 and visiting the office at 6836 Bee Cave Road, Building 1, Suite 300.