Austin’s Top Choice for Dental Implants
Many people in Austin are choosing dental implants to restore their smile and self-confidence. In addition to cosmetic benefits, implants help restore the ability to eat all the foods you love. Additional key benefits include helping regain clear speech and preventing bone loss in the extraction area.
Since our implants are titanium, they will never decay which is one reason they last so long. With the latest, most advanced techniques in bone grafting, almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants if needed.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that act as a replacement for missing teeth. They are surgically placed into the jawbone and provide a secure foundation for permanent or removable prosthetic teeth. Implants can improve oral health, restore function and aesthetics to the mouth, and help to preserve remaining natural teeth by preventing shifting of adjacent teeth. Dental implants also provide a more comfortable and natural-looking solution than traditional bridges or dentures. The success rate of dental implants is very high, making them an effective and reliable long-term solution for missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants Made Of?
Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a material that is biocompatible and highly resistant to wear and tear. In some cases, implants may be made of zirconia or a combination of metals. Dental implants can also come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit the individual needs of each patient.
Dental Implant Procedure Steps
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure that requires careful planning and includes the following steps:
- Initial consultation: During this step, your dentist will discuss the best implant option for you and create a treatment plan.
- Placement of the implant: During this step, the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone.
- Healing period: After placement, a healing period of several months is necessary for the implant to properly integrate with the jawbone.
Attachment of abutment and prosthetic: After the healing period is complete, the abutment is attached to the implant and prosthetic teeth are placed.
- Follow-up visits: After the procedure is complete, regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to ensure the implant is functioning properly.
All On 4 vs Traditional Implants
The All-on-4 technique is a dental implant procedure that utilizes only four implants to replace an entire arch of teeth. This technique is less invasive and more cost-effective than traditional implant placement, which typically requires between five to eight implants per arch. The All-on-4 technique also may provide maximum stability more quickly, since only four implants are required.
3D CT Scan for Dental Implants
3D CT scans are used to accurately assess the jawbone and amount of bone available for implant placement. This technology is essential for successful implant placement and helps to ensure that the implant will be placed in an area of sufficient bone volume. This imaging also allows for precise placement of the implant to minimize surgical time and reduce the potential for complications.
Do All Dental Implants Require Bone Grafts?
Bone grafting may be necessary for patients who have experienced bone loss in the jaw due to periodontal disease or trauma. During this procedure, bone is taken from another area of the body, or a synthetic material may be used to replace missing bone and provide a stable foundation for implant placement. Bone grafting helps to ensure the long-term success of implant therapy by providing a strong foundation for the implant and preventing additional bone loss.
How Long Do Teeth Implants Last?
The longevity of dental implants depends on how well they are cared for and the patient’s overall oral health. With proper care, most implants can last a lifetime. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental check-ups are important for the long-term success of implant therapy. Patients should also avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these can increase the risk of implant failure.
Why Choose Dr. Booth for Teeth Implants?
Dr. Booth and the Silver Screen Dental team feel that it is a big advantage to get the surgical and restorative phases of dental implants done by the same doctor. It is easier to predict what areas may be problematic when the restorative doctor places the implant and provides post-procedure care. Dr. Booth has been practicing implant placement since 2002 after completing a preceptorship in dental implants at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.
He has received a fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantology for his continued extensive education in implantology. He has continued his implant training over the years with trips to Zimmer Institute in Carlsbad, CA and with many seminars including Nobel Biocare and the All-on-4 treatment protocol. He continues to consult with other doctors interested in continuing to improve their skills and knowledge in the local chapter of the Seattle Study Club called Impact Austin.
Dental Implants by Silver Screen Dental
What sets Silver Screen Dental apart? Our use of the latest in technology and treatment for implant dentistry. We use a technique called CHROME Digital, Full-Arch Guided Reconstruction. A predictable computer guided All-On-4 style surgery which allows for visualization of the drill as the implant enters the bone. This technology delivers anchored bite verification, anchored bone reduction, anchored site drilling, accurate and anchored provisionalization. As precise as you need it to be. If you are in need of dental implants in North Austin, contact us today to schedule a consultation.