Losing individual teeth as an adult is more common than many might think. A missing tooth can leave a person feeling self-conscious, yet it can also be detrimental to the mouth as a whole. This is why it is important to find a solution quickly and replace missing teeth. NW Austin Family Dentistry offers a wide range of restorative options including single-tooth dental implants. Continue reading on to learn more about these implants and see if you could benefit from them.
Dental implants are an effective solution to missing teeth. It involves a surgical procedure to place a titanium rod into the jawbone where the missing root once was. Your dentist can place a crown or other restorative option on top of the implant as a fake tooth. New innovations have allowed for options that look and feel like an actual tooth. Your dentist can help you choose a shape and color that matches the rest of your smile. Single-tooth dental implants can help to change a patient’s smile and improve their oral health. Prior to the procedure, our dentists will carefully examine your mouth to ensure a successful treatment.
Your dental team can generally complete a dental implant procedure in about an hour. During this time, they will place the titanium implant. Once the area is healed properly, the dentist will place the crown or another restorative piece. Your dentist will go over the proper care and keeping of your new implant, but by following their directions, your implant can last for several years to come. Contact our dental office for more information regarding treatment options we offer to patients in the area and schedule your consultation with a staff member today!