If you’re missing one or more teeth, it’s important to replace those teeth with any one of a variety of dental appliances. One choice is a dental implant. Because a dental implant is literally implanted directly into the patient’s jawbone, it is very much like getting a brand new tooth. Although the procedure is somewhat time-consuming, many patients prefer a dental implant over other options (such as a bridge or partial denture, for example) because the implant is fixed and completely permanent. We are pleased to offer dental implant services to our Austin, TX area patients.
Top Reasons to Visit Austin Family Dentistry for Dental Implants:
- If you are missing even one tooth, it can negatively impact how you chew food or even how you talk, which is why it’s so important to replace a missing tooth
- Dr. Smitherman and her trained staff of dental professionals have years of experience in fitting patients with dental implants
- The fees charged by Austin Dental are reasonable and comparable to other dentists in this area
Important Information about Dental Implants
It’s probably pretty obvious that one or more missing teeth can have a negative impact on how effectively you chew your food. But what you may not know is that if you are missing even a single tooth, the other surrounding teeth will shift in place, trying to fill the gap left behind by the missing tooth. That can throw your bite out of alignment. It can affect not only how you chew, but how you speak. Left untreated, missing teeth can even eventually change the shape of your face.
That’s why dental implants are a great choice for some people who are missing one or more teeth. This dental appliance consists of an artificial tooth that comes complete with “roots.” The roots are surgically implanted into the patient’s jaw. After a period of healing takes place, the artificial tooth is affixed to the implanted “roots.” You can see why a dental implant is as close to getting a brand new tooth as possible. A new dental implant not only looks just like a regular tooth, it functions exactly the same.
Although these dental appliances are extremely durable, they may eventually need to be either re-tightened or replaced after many years of wear.
Contact Austin Family Dentistry Today
To find out more about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smitherman, contact our Austin, TX office today.