Dental Implants in Austin,TX

Patient Education Resource

Austin Prosthodontics serves these neighborhoods from our Austin, TX dentist office:
Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and Leander.

If you’re hiding or hating your smile because of missing teeth, now is the time to take back your life! Dental implants can give you the freedom and security to truly love your smile again. When you’re missing teeth, implants provide a long-lasting solution that is good for your health and your confidence.

No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants are probably an appropriate option for you. For the best dental implants Austin, TX has to offer, call Dr. Carmona at Austin Prosthodontics.

At Austin Prosthodontics, we are proud to be one of the leading Cosmetic dentistry practices in Austin, Texas. Using only the highest quality materials, labs, and craftsmanship, we are committed to providing unparalleled care and long-lasting smiles. Dr. Carmona is your expert oral surgeon in Austin, TX.

What are dental implants

When it comes to tooth replacement options, implants are often a great option for most people looking for a long-term solution. Dental implants are made of posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone and prosthetic teeth that are placed on top of the implant post. The implant screw itself acts as an artificial root, fusing to your jawbone. On top of the screw is an abutment where Dr. Carmona will attach a permanent porcelain crown.

Dental implant treatment supports your dental health, restores your confidence, and provides a permanent solution to replacing your natural teeth. With everything from single implants to all-on-4 dental implants in Austin, TX, we have everything you need to reclaim your smile and your life.

Benefits of dental implants

Implants are a great option for almost anyone because they are very secure and permanent. You won’t have to worry about dentures being uncomfortable, and dental implants even prevent bone loss in your jaw, which supports the overall appearance of your face! In addition to the added confidence you get from the permanency of dental implants, there are many other benefits to choosing implants, including:

  •     Secure
  •     Durable
  •     Comfortable
  •     Long-lasting
  •     Prevent bone loss
  •     Worry-free
  •     Enjoy all your favorite foods
  •     Look and feel natural
  •     Confidence in your smile
  •     Preserves your jawbone and face structure

Types of dental implants

There are many types of implant options available at Austin Prosthodontics, so be sure to ask Dr. Carmona which option is best for you.

Single tooth replacement:

If you’re missing one tooth, Dr. Carmona may suggest a single implant.

All-on-4 implants:

All-on-4 is a great option if you need to replace an entire arch, or all your teeth. With this system, Dr. Carmona can replace an entire arch with only 4 implants and in as little as one day.

Implant-supported bridge:

An implant-supported bridge is a great option for people who are missing multiple teeth.

Implant-supported or -retained denture:

An implant-supported denture is a removable denture that snaps into and is held in place by your implant.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

Two office visits are generally necessary to complete the implant procedure. During your first visit, Dr. Carmona will surgically implant the posts into your jawbone. Once the post is placed into your jawbone, you will have to wait until the post fuses with your bone, a process that generally takes 6-8 weeks. Once your jaw is healed, you will come back to the office, and Dr. Carmona will place the abutment upon which the final permanent crown will sit.

In some instances, Dr. Carmona will be able to place the final crown at the same time he implants the post(s). To determine whether this is possible for you, ask Dr. Carmona during your consultation.

If, however, you do need to have more teeth removed before you can receive your implants, your treatment completion time will be longer.

What is dental implant surgery like?

If necessary, Dr. Carmona will remove teeth before placing your implants. Since the implant itself will take the place of the root of your tooth, Dr. Carmona will place implant into your jawbone. After the implant is inserted into your jawbone, you will have to wait for it to heal. During this time your implant will fuse with your jawbone.

Once the implant site has healed, Dr. Carmona will affix the crown on top of the implant, restoring the appearance of your smile and giving you the freedom to eat, speak, laugh, and smile.

We understand that surgery can be a daunting word. We are dedicated to providing you with an unparalleled patient experience, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about your dental implant surgery!

Do dental implants hurt?

Fortunately, dental implants don’t hurt. During the dental implant procedure, you won’t feel anything. You may feel some soreness following the procedure, but this should subside in a few days and over-the-counter pain relievers should be enough to ease the discomfort.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care, your implants could last you up to 20 years. We are committed to making sure you have the knowledge and resources to protect your investment for as long as possible.

Does dental insurance cover dental implants?

Depending on your dental insurance, your implants may be partially covered. Talk to our patient care coordinator and billing staff to find out how much your dental plan covers. Dental implants are an investment in yourself. Although implants cost more than other tooth-replacement procedures upfront, they last an average of 20 years. At Austin Prosthodontics, we pride ourselves on using high-quality materials to ensure the longevity of your implants.

We understand that this is a costly investment, and we are happy to offer flexible payment plans through Lending Club Patient Solutions to help ease the cost of dental implants in Austin, TX.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants. As long as you have enough jawbone to support the implants, you are probably a candidate. Dr. Carmona will sit down with you for a thorough consultation during which time you will discuss your oral health and cosmetic goals, your oral health history, your current oral wellness, and your budget.

At Austin Prosthodontics, we work hard to make sure that our patients are informed and empowered to make the best decisions for their oral health. If you have any questions about dental implants or other tooth-replacement options, don’t hesitate to call us.

Dental implants will give you the confidence you need to truly love your smile and the freedom to live your life on your terms. Call Dr. Carmona at Austin Prosthodontics today at (512) 250-9444 or request an appointment online for the best dental implants Austin has to offer.

Dental Implants Austin

Dental implants will give you the confidence you need to truly love your smile and the freedom to live your life on your terms. Request your Free consultation today!