Austin Dental Implants

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 considering investing in Austin dental implants, then you’ve come to the right place. Our implant overview is designed to answer some common questions about implants and help you better determine whether or not implants are the right option for you.

What Are Austin Dental Implants?

Your Austin, TX dentist, Dr. Ernesto Carmona, Jr.

Dental implants are posts that Dr. Carmona implants into your jawbone by way of a minor surgical procedure. Once your implant, meant to take the place of the root of your tooth, is in place, Dr. Carmona will affix a crown to the abutment, replacing the actual crown of your tooth.

Why Should I Consider Austin Dental Implants?

Implants are a great option for anyone because they area very secure, permanent tooth-replacement option. 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!

  • Secure
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Long-lasting
  • Eat whatever you want
  • Confidence in your smile
  • Natural-looking appearance
  • Preserves your jaw bone and face structure

How Long Does it Take to Get Austin Dental Implants?

Two office visits are generally necessary to complete the implant process. During your first visit, Dr. Carmona will surgically implant the posts into your jawbone. Your jaw will then undergo a process called osteointegration whereby the post and your jawbone fuse together. Once your jaw is healed, you will come back to the office, and Dr. Carmona will place the final permanent crown.

In some instances, Dr. Carmona will be able to place the final crown at the same time he implants the post. To determine whether or not this is possible for you, ask Dr. Carmona during your consultation.

What Tooth Replacement Options Do I Have?

When you’re looking at getting Austin dental implants, you have a lot of tooth replacement options. Dr. Carmona will recommend the type he thinks is best for you.

Types of Prosthesis:

  • Single tooth: Dr. Carmona can implant a single post to replace one tooth.
  • Multiple teeth: If you’re replacing multiple teeth, you can either get multiple single implants depending on where the teeth you’re replacing are, or Dr. Carmona may suggest an implant-supported bridge.
  • Whole arch (all of your teeth): All-on-4 implants are great options for people looking to replace a whole arch.

Types of Implants:

  • Root-from implant: This type of implant is shaped like the root of your tooth and is the most common type of implant.
  • Plate-form implant: Dr. Carmona may suggest a plate-form implant if you have a narrow jaw because it is longer and flatter than a root-form implant.
  • Subperiosteal implant: If you have already experienced bone loss and are unable to support an implant, Dr. Carmona will use a subperiosteal implant because, unlike the other types of implants, it is affixed to your bone beneath your gum as opposed to being implanted in your bone.

How Much Do Austin Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants are an investment in yourself. Although they do cost more upfront than other replacement options, their longevity makes them a long-term cost-effective choice. For a personalized quote, call Dr. Carmona for a consultation.

For the best dental implants, Austin has to offer, visit Dr. Carmona at Austin Prosthodontics. Call today at (512) 250-9444 or request an appointment online to schedule your consultation!

Learn more about dental implants by visiting the American Dental Association.

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