A missing tooth is more than a simple cosmetic annoyance. The gaps created by missing teeth can invite bacteria and infection, can compromise a patient’s ability to eat and speak correctly, and can allow adjacent teeth to shift their positioning. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, it is important to fill the gap to prevent further damage to your mouth. Dental implants maintained by Austin Dental Spa are a superb restorative dentistry solution for our patients who are missing one or a number of teeth and would like worry-free restorations. Unlike full or partial dentures, dental implants are permanently fixed in the mouth.
Dental implants can be terrific alternatives to dentures. While traditional dentures have become more advanced over the years, they are still known to move and slip along the gums, and they require extra maintenance to keep them clean. Dental implants are custom- designed for a precise fit, and they are permanently affixed to your jawbone – ultimately becoming part of your mouth like your natural teeth. This means no messy gels, nightly soaks, slippage along the gums, or unpleasant odors associated with traditional dentures. If you have missing teeth, dental implants can help you improve chewing and speaking while enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Once you have had your implants placed by an oral surgeon or periodontist and the implants have adequately fused to your jawbone, Dr. Mark Sweeney will create a customized porcelain dental crown that will be affixed to the implant. These crown restorations are designed for the most precise and accurate fit possible, and the crown is color-matched to your surrounding teeth. The crown provides the final touch to your dental implant. Once it is placed, you may have trouble distinguishing between the dental implant and your natural teeth!
Dr. Sweeney can help you maintain the integrity and beauty of your smile for years to come with dental implants maintenance and restoration. If you are interested in strengthening your smile with dental implants, the team at Austin Dental Spa can refer you to a premier oral surgeon or periodontist nearby. We have excellent referral relationships with the best oral surgeons and periodontists in Central Texas to cover all of your implant needs.
“You may have trouble distinguishing between the dental implant and your natural teeth!”