Learn About Dental Implants
Dentists widely agree that dental implants are the only restoration that enhances your appearance while protecting your oral health. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, our implant dentists have the experience necessary to restore your smile.
Explore our guide and learn more about dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are attractive prosthetic teeth that are secured in place using a titanium alloy fixture that acts like the root of a natural tooth. The titanium alloy bonds directly with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration, holding your replacement teeth firmly in place.
Thanks to their durability and longevity, dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth restoration.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
The dental implant process typically requires multiple office visits over the course of several months. The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sager so he can evaluate your oral health. After your implants are placed, your gums will need 3-6 months to heal before your replacement teeth are attached.
Our dentists customize the implant process to meet each patient’s specific needs and ensure positive results.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Not all patients immediately qualify for dental implants. But thanks to recent medical advancements, more patients than ever are able to experience this revolutionary treatment. If you have a weakened jawbone or infected gum tissue, you may need to undergo one or more supplemental procedures to prepare for your implant placement.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Sager will thoroughly examine your health to determine if dental implants are the ideal solution for your missing teeth.
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Consequences of Missing Teeth
Without treatment, missing teeth can lead to a variety of health issues. In the short term, they hurt your confidence and make you less likely to smile. In the long term, they can cause bone loss, gum disease, and more.
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants will keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.
Visit Dr. Sager
No matter how many teeth you’re missing, our team at Central Texas Dental Care can restore your smile with dental implants. Our natural-looking tooth replacements will allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sager to start your journey to a new smile.