If you’ve suffered the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth from infection, a contact injury, or other reason, you should speak with your dentist immediately. When left untreated, your other teeth can begin to shift and wear down due to uneven distribution of pressure from your bite. Your dentist can provide you with several options to replace your lost teeth. One way to restore your smile is with dental implants. Dental implants are a great way to replace your lost tooth’s form and function.
Dental implants are an advanced technique used to replace missing teeth. The procedure involves placing a titanium post into your jawbone. The post is made of titanium because it is a biocompatible material that can fuse to your jawbone as it heals. This fusing process allows the post to mimic and replace the supportive root system that your lost tooth had.
After the implant post has fused, a dental crown is then attached to the top of the post. The dental crown is formed by your dentist to look and function like a natural tooth would. Replacing your lost tooth as soon as possible with a dental implant is important to prevent the wearing down of your teeth and jaw bone.
Dental implants can also be used for bridges and dentures, such as All-On-4 dentures which use strategically placed implant posts to provide the dentures structure and stability with a minimal amount of surgery. Your teeth’s appearance and effectiveness can be restored thanks to dental implants.
Our dentists can provide you with the dentistry services you need to improve your oral health. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.