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How do dental implants work?

If you have broken, missing, or damaged teeth and are looking for that perfect smile, then dental implants may be right for you. At Austin 3D Dental we offer many restorative procedures, and one of our most common is dental implants. Implants give patients a permanent solution to beautiful teeth and are reliable and durable. They allow patients to get that smile they have always wanted.

Implants function like our natural teeth and allow patients to speak and eat normally. They look natural and feel comfortable in the mouth.

Implants act similar to a screw that is placed in the jawbone. This screw acts as an artificial tooth root and is made of a durable material called titanium. The implant provides a strong base of support to one of more artificial teeth known as crowns. Adequate bone is needed to provide the necessary support for the implants. Bone grafts can be done if necessary to add bone to the implant area. Healing time is needed with implants as the implant fuses to the bone. This process is called osseointegration, and is when the bone grows around the implant creating a strong base. This process allows the implant to function like a natural tooth root in the mouth.

Once the jawbone is healed, a connector or abutment is set on top of the implant and this holds the crown in place. Custom crowns are made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. Temporary crowns may be necessary until the permanent crowns are installed.

Benefits of dental implants include:

  • Preserves the natural bone in the mouth and helps to stimulate new bone growth.
  • Provides long term value financially
  • Implants are permanent and they do not slip or click like other dental solutions.
  • Implants look and feel natural in the mouth.
  • With proper care and good oral hygiene, implants can last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime.

If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants, contact Austin 3D Dental to schedule your appointment.

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