“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This adage certainly applies when it comes to the incredible technology of the art of dental implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a post that's fabricated from biocompatible titanium and carefully placed into your jawbone. Here, it will integrate for three to six months with your natural bone. The process of fusing with your bone, called osseointegration, allows your implant to become a permanent part of your dental anatomy and a replacement for the lost root of your tooth. Once the integration process is complete, your new dental crown will be placed and attached with an abutment.
Your dental crown is custom-designed with highest quality ceramic porcelain so that it blends flawlessly with your surrounding teeth and complements your smile. It also provides the same function that your natural tooth did so that you will be able to eat and chew again with ease.
The Dental Implant Advantage
There are numerous advantages to replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants. Most importantly, implant placement does not require grinding of non-compromised, adjacent teeth for the sole purpose of fabricating a dental bridge.
This technology has become the preferred method of tooth replacement because of the natural appearance and function it provides. Also, an implant will not decay and can last a lifetime with excellent home care and consistent checkups with your Austin dentist.
Exceptional longevity means that your dental implant is a more cost-effective tooth replacement solution than other prosthetics such as a bridge or partial denture. These both have limited lifespans, and at some point, you will need to replace them.
Preserve the Bone and Look Younger
When you lose a tooth, it is typical for the jawbone surrounding the missing tooth to shrink, creating a defect or depression. Dental implants maintain your gum level, along with the density of your jawbone, preventing deterioration and preserving the integrity of your facial structures as you age.
Dental implants can also support other dental prosthetics such as a bridge or denture. This makes it possible for patients with multiple missing teeth to enjoy the benefits that dental implants offer. Utilizing dental implants for your appliance also means that you'll have better longevity since the implant protects the health of your bone.
We Work with Experienced Specialists
With every service and procedure we provide, Dr. Farahani is committed to making sure that you always receive the highest standard of oral health care possible. In some cases, she will refer you out to a specialist, as she does with dental implant placement.
Dr. Farahani works with a network of highly qualified oral surgeons and implant specialists in Austin, TX who will place your dental implant in your jaw. All are highly educated and have extensive experience in dental implantology. These specialists also have access to world-class 3-D imaging technology, so they can determine the ideal placement of your dental implant before they begin. The result is a comfortable, straightforward procedure and predictable long-term outcomes.
Please Call Us to Schedule a Dental Appointment
Please contact Harmony Dental Wellness today if you would like to learn more about this innovative tooth-replacement technology!