If you suffer from missing teeth or any other kind of dental problem, dental implants can provide a fixed solution as opposed to having removable partial or complete dentures. Dental implants provide excellent support and stability for these fixed dental appliances.
Dental implants are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by our dentists using a titanium root. Teeth are then attached to these implants and can achieve a very natural-looking appearance. Dental implants have proven to be strong, stable, and durable for those patients that have taken steps to improve their oral health.
Below we will list a few reasons you may consider getting dental implants:
Dental implants are placed in the mouth over a number of visits that can take up to several months to complete. To begin, molds are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing needed or available for the implant. Once the molds are taken and have been made for your specific set of teeth, the area is numbed, and the implant is surgically placed into the bone and allowed time to heal an integrated self. This can take up to 6 months. After the healing process, artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor, known as the dental implant. They are then securely attached to the implant, providing comfort, stability, and a beautiful new smile.
Dr. Zizi and Mimi will then give you instructions as to how to take care of your new dental implant. Give our Austin, TX, office a call if you have more questions regarding dental implants.