What Do I Need to Know About Dental Implants?

Gone are the days when traditional bridges and dentures were your only solution to replace missing teeth. Highlight Family Dentistry of Hutto is pleased to offer dental implants, the permanent and natural tooth restoration solution that delivers results comparable to healthy, natural teeth. A consultation with our experienced dentists will help you determine whether dental implants are right for you. 

What Are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are titanium posts shaped like screws that are placed in your jawbone by your trained dentist or specialist. They provide incredibly stable and secure foundations to support implant restorations that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. At Highlight Family Dentistry, we offer single implants, implant-supported bridges, and implant-supported dentures. 

  • Single Implants: If you’re missing a single tooth, a dental crown placed on an implant may be right for you. Our single implant restorations match your natural teeth, delivering seamless results.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: If you’re missing two or more adjacent teeth, implant-supported bridges offer an excellent solution to restore your smile. Unlike traditional bridges that rely on natural teeth for support, our implant bridges are secured to implants, delivering exceptional stability, function, and durability. 
  • Implant-Retained Dentures: These aesthetic restorations draw on the strengths of traditional dentures and implant dentistry to restore some or all your missing teeth. Your implant dentures snap onto a number of implants (usually 3-5 implants) strategically placed in your jawbone, so you never need to worry about them shifting out of place. They are similar to their traditional counterparts but rely on both soft tissues and implants to stay fitted in place. You’ll need to remove your implant-retained dentures every night as you would with traditional dentures. 
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: These high-quality, aesthetic restorations are like dental bridges that extend across 4 – 8 strategically placed implants. You do not remove your prosthesis at night. Your denture uses only the support of the implants and has minimal to no contact with soft tissues.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants? 

Implant dentistry offers many benefits, including the following: 

  • Dental implants are the only tooth replacements that mimic the function of missing tooth roots, stabilizing the jawbone and preventing bone loss in the area.
  • Dental implants provide an incredibly stable solution to restore missing teeth, giving you the confidence that they will never shift out of place. 
  • Dental implants support your facial structure, restoring your youthful contours and confident smile. 
  • Dental implants restore your chewing function, ensuring you can enjoy your favorite foods without restriction.
  • Dental implants complete your smile and enhance your ability to speak clearly and confidently.
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care – just clean them like your natural teeth and visit Highlight Family Dentistry for your routine dental exams and cleanings.   

Are You a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?

Dental implants offer a superior tooth replacement solution and are ideal for most individuals. In general, candidates for implant dentistry must be in good health, free of periodontal disease, and willing to maintain good oral hygiene. They should also have adequate bone dentistry in the area to support their implants. If you have bone loss, you may require a bone graft to build the bone in the area to ensure the success of your implant procedure. 

Dental Implants Near Me

Contact Highlight Family Dentistry of Hutto, TX, to learn more about replacing some or all your missing teeth with dental implants. We are always happy to answer your questions and help you determine the best solution to restore your smile’s health, function, and beautifully natural appearance. Call us at (512) 886-2644 to schedule your appointment, or book one online today!