We all strive to keep our smiles beautiful and healthy looking. After all, a beautiful smile can go a long way. If you have missing or damaged teeth that are making your smile less than it could be, our Marble Falls or Pflugerville dental office may have the answer you've been looking for with dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Dental implants are among the most innovative advancements in dentistry over the last several years. If you have missing teeth or teeth that need to be extracted, dental implants may be a great option for replacing them. An implant works like an artificial root that is used to support your new tooth. With current technology, today's implant-supported teeth are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Dental implants are a not only a great cosmetic option; they also help to restore strength and stability to the bite so you can continue to enjoy the foods you love. With reported success rates at over 90 percent, dental implants are among the most predictable procedures performed in dentistry today.
How Do I Get Dental Implants?
The implant process requires a few steps to ensure beautiful, natural-looking teeth that will last for years to come. The first step involves placing a titanium implant where your missing tooth is. Titanium is used because it is a biocompatible metal, meaning that your bone will accept it as a natural part of your body and fuse to it. This fusion process is called osseointegration, and it's what ensures a strong, sturdy foundation for all the pressures of biting and chewing.
Once the implant is fully healed and osseointegrated, the implant is ready to place the abutment. This is the part of the implant that allows us to securely mount an implant-supported crown or bridge. The final step is placement of the crown or bridge. Implants can be used to restore just one missing tooth or several, with a series of implants supporting a multi-tooth bridge.
Am I a Candidate for Implants?
Most people in fair health are a candidate for implants. There may be additional risk factors to discuss, which can be addressed on an individual basis. Be aware that proper placement and healing of dental implants is a process that may take a few months, but the end result is well worth the wait.
If you are missing a tooth or teeth, your Pflugerville or Marble Falls dentist may suggest a consultation with our in-house oral surgeon to evaluate if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Our oral surgeon will work closely with your dentist to develop the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
In-House Oral Surgeon
At Bright Smiles Family Dentistry, we have an oral surgeon on staff who is highly skilled in dental implant procedures, so you may be able to have your implants placed right here in our office. This saves you an extra trip to an unfamiliar dental provider, and also helps to keep all of your dental treatment records in one place. Our patients love the convenience and continuity of having all of their treatment completed under one roof.
Fix Your Smile With Strong, Beautiful Dental Implants
Call Bright Smiles Family Dentistry for more information about our exciting dental implant procedures or to schedule a consultation at our Marble Falls or Pflugerville dental office to get your implant treatment started today!