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Are You Living with Missing Teeth?

Austin Dental Implants

If you or someone you love is living with missing teeth, then you know that it can take the joy out of the everyday things we love. But did you know that missing teeth can have negative effects on your health, too? Healthy teeth are important for a strong, healthy jaw, and when a tooth is removed because of damage or decay, the underlying bone can deteriorate and shrink. The empty space left by missing teeth can also cause surrounding healthy teeth to shift, resulting in a misaligned bite and crooked teeth.

Replacing your missing teeth will help you eat your favorite foods with ease, talk and smile with confidence, and enjoy a healthy smile for years to come!

We Look Forward to Your Visit!

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Dental Implants

Dental Implant Illustration

A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth, and a dental implant restoration is the replacement tooth that goes on top of the post. Dental implants can be placed in both the upper and lower jaws and, thanks to the biocompatible properties of titanium, they fuse with the jaw bone to become a solid anchor for replacement teeth. Implants can be used as solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth, and there are a number of reasons to consider them. Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink and cause bone loss. Not only is bone loss unhealthy, but jawbone shrinkage can also make you look older than you are. Best of all, dental implants function like natural teeth, so you can chew, talk, smile, and laugh with confidence again!

Ask Dr. Mendez more about how dental implants will benefit you.

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Many patients suffering from advanced tooth decay, root canal failure, trauma to the mouth, or just extreme wear and tear on teeth are benefiting from this revolutionary treatment. However, there are still some things to consider before you decide on dental implants. For example, implants are most successful after adolescence, when the teeth and jaw bone are fully developed. Additionally, the implant procedure can be more complicated for individuals with gum disease, uncontrolled diabetes, immune deficiencies, and for patients who smoke. To ensure that you get the treatment that’s right for you, keep our team up-to-date on your entire medical history and dental habits.

Dr. Mendez is pleased to offer dental implant restorations. This treatment allows Dr. Mendez to replace missing teeth with ones that look, feel, and perform like your own, and are more durable and long-lasting than traditional tooth replacements. During the first step of this procedure, our office refers you to a doctor we know and trust, one skilled in implant dentistry, who surgically places a titanium screw or post in the affected area of your mouth. After the gums have healed around the post, Dr. Mendez will resume care and place a new, natural looking crown on top of the post. This replacement tooth with look and feel just like it’s always been a part of your own natural smile! Your new tooth will also function in your mouth at full strength, even preserving bone health, just like your own healthy, natural teeth.

Call our office today to discuss treatment options.

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