Dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth. They are small titanium posts that act like the root of the tooth. The posts are inserted into the jawbone, and over time, the posts integrate with the bone and serve as an artificial root.
Dental implants can replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire dental arch. The amazing thing about dental implants is that they are incredibly stable. They are permanent, strong, durable, and look like natural teeth.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implant placement typically requires multiple dental visits.
During this first visit, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. If our dentist finds that you are eligible for dental implants, we will suggest a treatment plan.
If you have chosen to have dental implants placed on the same day as your consultation, you can expect to have your teeth extracted. Typically, our dentist will use local anesthesia to numb your mouth before we extract your teeth.
After the extraction process, your dentist will give you a set of post-operative instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums properly. Expect your gums to be swollen and sore for a few days.
At your next appointment, your dentist will examine your mouth to ensure that your gums are healing and that there are no signs of infection. If your gums are healing properly, your dentist will schedule you for another appointment to place your custom dental implant abutment and crown.
Placement of Implant
First, we will surgically insert a titanium implant post into your jawbone. This implant will act as an artificial tooth root, providing a secure foundation to attach your restoration.
Next, we will wait for the dental implant site to heal. This can take several months, but during this time, we will place an abutment and design your restoration. When the site is ready, we will carefully attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture to the post.
Timeliness of treatment:
The dental implant timeline may vary from patient to patient. The timeline may also vary if your dentist needs to correct any dental issues before placing your implants.
What are Dental Implants Benefits?
Dental implant benefits include:
- Restoring the full function of your teeth
- Preventing bone loss in your jaw
- Improving your appearance
- Improving your speech
- Improving the comfort
- Restoring your confidence
To learn more about our dental services, you can schedule your appointment with our dentist by calling us at (512) 358-1215 or visiting us at 2711 La Frontera Blvd Suite 270, Round Rock, TX 78681. We will be happy to guide you further.