Dental Implants in West Austin TX
Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth in a row, several teeth scattered across your arch, or all of your teeth, dental implants can offer you teeth replacement that most closely mimic your natural teeth. If you are ready to invest in a permanent teeth replacement for incredible stability and long-term results, speak with Dr. Jaeckle about dental implants and how they may improve your oral health.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent prosthetic devices that replace your missing teeth. A dental implant includes the implant itself, which is a titanium post surgically placed within your jawbone. Dr. Jaeckle will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon for this portion of your teeth replacement procedure.
After three or more months of healing time, during which the titanium post – which replaces your tooth’s roots – has fused to your bone, you will be ready for the completion of your procedure. You will return to Dr. Jaeckle for the finishing portion, referred to as a “restoration.” He will restore your implant with a custom-crafted dental crown that fits the dimensions of your mouth, while blending seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Unlike most prosthetics, which rest above your gums, dental implants replace your entire tooth, including the roots and the tooth portion that rests above your gumline. In addition to offering the most thorough replacement, consider the following benefits of dental implants:
- Dental implants can replace any configuration of teeth you desire
- They act as placeholders to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting in to the empty space, which results in misalignment
- Because dental implants replace your tooth’s roots, they prevent the deterioration of your jawbone
- When well cared for, dental implants may last the rest of your life
- Dental implants are completely stable, unlike dentures and partials, which rely on natural suction
- Implants are free-standing devices that do not rely on neighboring teeth for support, such as bridges
- You can care for dental implants just as you do your natural teeth
Am I A Good Candidate?
If you are missing one tooth, more than one teeth in a row, teeth scattered throughout your arch, or all of your teeth, and you want a permanent teeth replacement solution, you may make a fantastic candidate for teeth replacement. However, dental implants require a dense, healthy jawbone for support. If your jawbone is damaged – possibly as a result of periodontal disease – Dr. Jaeckle may need to refer you to an oral surgeon or periodontist to first strengthen your jaw before you are ready for implants. Or, he may deem you better suited to dentures. He will happily answer your questions and concerns, so you feel confident about your choice for restoring your smile.