Permanent, Secure Results
Did you know that around three million people in the U.S. have at least one dental implant? There is a reason this solution is preferred among other tooth replacement options. Dental implants are the closest things you can get to a natural tooth!
While temporary dentures and bridges require less up-front costs and dental appointments, you may find they are not as durable or as comfortable as the alternative. In addition, with the absence of a tooth, the bone that used to support it will begin to deteriorate. Most bone loss occurs with the first year and a half of tooth loss, which is why we suggest early treatment. With dental implants, the titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw bone acts as the tooth root, providing necessary stimulation and support.
Team of Implant Dentistry Experts at Your Service
Dr. Tana Busch, and Dr. Kevin Deutsch have placed more than 500 dental implants over the course of their careers and specialize in implant dentistry procedures. If you are considering dental implants in Austin, TX, you can be assured our team will provide you with high-quality, lasting results that will keep you smiling for life. If you have questions about your tooth replacement options, we are happy to answer any quesitons you have. We offer a range of treatment options to help you look younger and feel more confident, so you can enjoy smiling again.
Americans Are Missing All Teeth in One or Both Jaws
Americans Age 35-44 Have At Least One Missing Tooth
From the moment I entered... Friendly and personable! Brenda was great, above and beyond. Very upscale equipment and my time was not rushed... though they were very busy, I felt important. Thanks!Sandra B.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants continue to be the preferred choice for patients in need of a tooth replacement procedure because they function just like natural teeth. The base of the implant is placed in the jaw where it integrates with the jaw bone, helping to stimulate the bone just like the root of a natural tooth. A custom made crown, bridge or denture is then secured on top for a fully functional, natural look and feel. When cared for properly, dental implants can last for a lifetime.
Best Candidates for Dental Implants
You may be a good candidate for implant dentistry procedures if you have:
- Healthy gums
- Completed treatment for gum disease (if gum disease was present)
- Sufficient bone available to support the implant
- Good oral hygiene habits
- Agreed to stop smoking or are a non-smoker
Bone Density & Dental Implants
Many patients with missing teeth end up losing bone tissue as the years go by. If you have significant bone loss, there may not be enough bone available to support the dental implant. We will need to check for signs of jaw bone loss during your consultation.
Still, there are alternatives available even for patients with low bone density. We may suggest the All-on-4® procedure as an alternative to traditional dental implants by placing implants only in areas having more available bone tissue. Another option is to perform a bone grafting procedure a few months prior to the actual implant placement.
Advanced Technology for Better Accuracy
We use the Galileos Cone Beam device as part of our dental implants procedure because it produces very accurate 3-D images of the face and jaw. Cone beam technology is often used to detect and diagnose complex dental conditions, but can also be a valuable tool for helping us select the right location for dental implant placement. Our office is equipped with innovative dental technologies that allow us to perform a variety of procedures with greater accuracy.
How Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life
- Reduce the risk of bone loss
- Restore a youthful smile
- Deliver natural-looking results
- Serve as a base for several implant dentistry procedures
- Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
- Produce predictable results
First of two visits for the installation of a crown. I've been putting this off for years. Turns out it was no big deal. The process was painless and much faster than I expected. Many thanks to Jeff for making the process so smooth.Jenny P.
Dental Implant Restorations for a Natural-Looking Smile
In addition to placing dental implants using innovative surgical techniques, our doctors also take the lead on placing dental implant restorations. We can create custom crowns, bridges, or dentures to cover the implants and provide a very natural-looking result. Our ultimate goal with tooth replacement procedures is to create a lifelike smile. We accomplish this by using only high-quality materials and the latest implant dentistry techniques.
If you have missing teeth and are looking for a specialist who offers dental implants in Austin, TX, call our practice for a consultation. Our experienced doctors have placed hundreds of dental implants over the course of their careers and will work to restore your smile. We offer comprehensive treatment plans and implant dentistry procedures, including single tooth implants, All-on-4® implants, Teeth-in-a-Day™, and implant supported dentures. Call us now for your consultation.