Implant Dentistry

Dripping Springs, TX

When it comes to replacing one or more missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best available tooth replacement options. They offer unmatched stability, durability, and aesthetics, leaving you with a beautiful, functional smile. Talk to your trusted team at Austin Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry to determine if dental implants are right for you.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are titanium screw-like structures designed to replace missing tooth roots. They provide secure and stable anchors for fixed or removable prosthetic teeth that look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.

Are You a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?

Candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and be free of periodontal disease. They must also have adequate bone mass in the area to support the implant. Dr. Madeleine will evaluate your unique condition and treat any dental concerns to get your mouth implant ready. If you've been missing one or more of your teeth for some time and have suffered bone loss, she may recommend a bone grafting procedure to ensure the implant’s success.

Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?

Dental implants are today's gold standard for restoring missing teeth. Here are some reasons why they are so popular:

  • Dental implant surgery is safe and predictable, with an over 95 percent success rate. With proper care and maintenance, your implant restorations can last a lifetime.
  • Implants are the only restorations that mimic the function of natural tooth roots by stimulating bone in the area, which helps prevent bone loss.
  • Implants are remarkably natural-looking and comfortable. They provide the confidence to smile, eat, and speak without worrying about dentures slipping or shifting.
  • Implants are incredibly convenient. You won't have to deal with removing dentures or messing with denture adhesives.
  • Implants don't require the reshaping of any surrounding teeth, as traditional dental bridges do. That leaves more of your natural tooth structure intact, improving your long-term oral health.
  • Dental implants support your facial structure. That helps maintain your smile and natural, youthful appearance.
  • Implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. They help improve your oral health and restore your natural, healthy, and functional smile.

What Are the Types of Implant Restorations?

Here’s a look at some of the state-of-the-art implant restoration options offered at Austin Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry:

  • Single Tooth Implants: A single implant provides a secure foundation to anchor a dental crown to restore a missing tooth. Once in place, the replacement tooth will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth!
  • Full-Arch Dental Implants: Full-arch implants utilize a series of four to six dental implants to restore a complete arch of missing teeth. Once the implants heal and fuse to the bone, we will create your permanent or removable implant-supported dentures to restore your smile's function and aesthetics.
  • All-On-4 Dental Implants: All-on-4 implants rely on just four dental implants strategically placed where needed to support a complete denture. They are ideal for patients with bone density concerns that would interfere with dental implant placement.
  • All-On-X Dental Implants: All-on-X dental implants, also known as “teeth in a day” implants, are permanent tooth restoration solutions without the wait of traditional dental implants. Even if some natural teeth need removal, you can still get the implants placed, and in most cases, have the implant restorations positioned on the same day!
  • Pterygoid and Zygomatic Implants: They offer an excellent tooth replacement solution when there is inadequate quantity or quality of bone to anchor regular dental implants, without the need for bone grafts. They are anchored to bones that never lose their hardness or density, the pterygoid bone in the case of pterygoid implants and the zygomatic bone in the case of zygomatic implants.
  • Zirconia Implants: Zirconia, or zirconium dioxide implants, are innovative non-metal alternatives to traditional titanium implants. The revolutionary material offers exceptional strength and durability. It is bioinert, meaning it will never corrode, trigger chemical reactions, or migrate to other sites in the body.

Dental Implants Near Me

Visit Austin Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry to learn more about restoring missing teeth with dental implant restorations. Our state-of-the-art tooth replacement options will leave you feeling and smiling your best. Contact our Dripping Springs office to schedule your appointment today!