What to Expect with Dental Implants - Austin TX

A Streamlined Process, From Beginning to End

Know Exactly What to Expect with Dental Implants

At 8118 Dental Professionals, our team offers comprehensive implant solutions – which means we complete all phases of implant treatment, right under one friendly roof. We have experience in several implant solutions, from single dental implants to the full-arch All-on-4® process. Receiving dental implants can change your life. We are proud to be the comprehensive dental practice so many in the Austin, TX, community turn to for streamlined, efficient implant care. Throughout your implant procedure, we communicate with and cater to you every step of the way, and always keep you current on what to expect with dental implants at each phase of care.

Phase 1: A Consultation to Learn Your Implant Options

The dental implant process begins with a personalized consultation and examination with our doctors. We perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health, advanced diagnostic assessment with 3D CBCT imaging to determine if adequate bone support for implants exist and listen to your concerns and goals for how you would like your smile to look. Based on this collective information, we present the dental implant options best suited to your unique needs, answer any questions you have and provide a detailed account of what to expect with dental implants.

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Phase 2: The Day of Your Implant Surgery

On the day of your implant surgery, we ensure your comfort by administering sedation (if needed) and thoroughly numbing treatment areas. Our doctors then precisely place your dental implants within the bone. In immediate load cases, such as All-on-4, we attach a fully functional temporary prosthetic to the implants during the same appointment as implant surgery. For other procedures, we place a special type of abutment (a small metal cap which protrudes through gums) or sutures to enable the healing process. The implant is then left alone to fuse with the surrounding bone through osseointegration, a process that occurs over the following three to six months.

Phase 3: Attachment of Your Dental Implant Restoration

Once your implant sites have healed and are ready to be restored, we then custom craft and securely attach crowns (for single implants) or a full-arch prosthesis (for implant supported dentures). The attachment mechanism varies depending among implant systems, but provides an extremely secure, stable connection between your new teeth and dental implants. We then check the bite for accuracy and comfort, and provide daily homecare instructions for implant care.

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Phase 4: How to Maintain Dental Implant Health

Many Austin, TX, patients are surprised to learn that dental implants are cared for and maintained just like real teeth. Meticulous daily brushing and flossing along with regular dental cleanings and exams help to keep your implant sites and replacement teeth healthy and beautiful.

For more on what to expect with dental implants, contact our team today!