Dental Implants

Austin Cosmetic Dentist on Tooth Replacement Options

Austin Dentist Compares Tooth Replacement Options

Dr. Mark Sweeney, a cosmetic dentist and founder of Austin Dental Spa, compares some of the most popular options for replacing missing teeth. Austin, TX – In the professional opinion of Austin cosmetic dentist Mark Sweeney, DDS, tooth loss can present more than just an aesthetic problem. “Even a single missing tooth can put the entire mouth in jeopardy,” Dr. Sweeney explains, adding that the consequences of missing teeth include speech and chewing difficulties, gum disease, and jawbone deterioration. He […]

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Why Are My Teeth Loose?


A loose tooth is normal when younger, as the adult teeth are growing in, but when a permanent tooth becomes loose, this can be a cause for concern. There are a variety of reasons why a person’s tooth may become loose during adulthood, and depending on the cause, your dentist can help you find the most appropriate solution. Common reasons for a loose tooth include: Gum Disease: A buildup of harmful bacteria leads to periodontal pockets and gum recession, which […]

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What Happens if I Don’t Replace a Missing Tooth?

Most people will lose at least one tooth in their lifetime, whether from an injury, decay, or disease. Although this is a relatively common problem, it’s important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible to prevent further issues from happening. Initially, one or more missing teeth can take away from your smile appearance, as well as affect your ability to speak and chew properly. Over time, more problems will start to develop, which tend to require more in-depth […]

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What Are My Options for Tooth Replacement?

Having one or more missing teeth can be frustrating to live with. The gaps left behind can affect oral function, take away from your smile appearance, and even cause more severe changes in your oral health. Fortunately, there are several replacement options offered at Austin Dental Spa that can provide incredibly lifelike results. Depending on the specifics of the case, dental implants tend to be the most beneficial teeth replacement option. They replace each tooth from the crown all the […]

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What Happens if You Smoke with Dental Implants?

To be a candidate for dental implant surgery, patients should be in generally good health and not have any conditions that may affect their ability to heal properly. What many people may not realize is that smoking can also complicate the healing process. More specifically, smoking can make good oral hygiene difficult to maintain, increase the risk of infection, slow the healing process, and even weaken bone structure. That’s why refraining from smoking before and especially after undergoing dental implant […]

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

When it comes to replacing one or more missing teeth, dental implants provide the most natural-looking and -functioning solution. For patients who do not want the hassle of traditional bridges or dentures, dental implants offer convenience, stability, comfort, and beautiful results. With so many clear advantages, our patients are typically quick to ask about the price of this innovative procedure. The short answer is there is no set cost for dental implant surgery, and the price can vary widely. Factors […]

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When Should I Consider Dental Implants?

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for missing tooth replacement. Offering unparalleled stability, natural-looking results, and no need for extra maintenance, dental implants can be the ideal solution for a gap in your smile. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or to anchor a bridge or denture for a more secure fit. If you want to replace a missing tooth or upgrade a traditional bridge or denture, dental implants may be right for you. […]

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What Are Dental Implants?

A missing tooth can be a major cosmetic concern. Many of our patients who are missing a tooth are focused on immediate replacement to restore the look of their smile—what they may not realize is there are also many health benefits to filling this gap. Tooth replacements, such as dental implants, can prevent bacteria and infection from developing at the site of tooth loss. Additionally, replacing a missing tooth can prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting as well as restore […]

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

When a patient comes to Austin Dental Spa in need of a tooth replacement, our dentists provide a thorough explanation of each option to help them fully understand what to expect. While solutions like dentures and bridges can be great solutions for many people, dental implants are especially beneficial for many reasons. Instead of a restoration that simply sits on top of the gum line, an implant actually replaces the tooth’s root for a secure, permanent replacement option. As a […]

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