Dental Implants a Great Solution for Replacing Missing or Lost Teeth
Did you know about 69% of Americans aged between 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth? The statistics are even scary as the age bracket increases. Most Americans have lost about 12 teeth by the time they are 50. And for senior citizens aged 65 and above, about 26% have lost all their teeth! Indeed, missing teeth is a thorn in the flesh of many Americans.
As you let the above statistics sink in, there is good news. Whether you have lost your teeth due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, you can replace what you have lost with dental implants from Aqua Dental. If you have a healthy jawbone and are gum disease-free, Dr. Chitra Pradeep and the team can replace your teeth with implants that look and function like natural teeth.
The dental implant procedure
The first step during implant treatment is to book a consultation with Dr. Pradeep. We examine your mouth to determine the health of your bone and rule out gum disease and cavities. Should we find oral diseases, they should be addressed first to minimize dental implant failure. We recommend mini dental implants or bone grafting if you have insufficient jawbone.
Once your candidacy for dental implants is approved, the next step is implant surgery. This step is delicate, but with the help of technology, we can install a dental implant in a precise location in the jawbone. After the implant surgery, we give it about six months to heal and fuse with the jawbone.
Once fusion occurs, we install an abutment and complete the process by placing a natural-looking prosthesis, which can be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the number of teeth lost.
Benefits of dental implants
While a dental implant looks like your natural teeth, the benefits don’t stop there.
Dental implants have numerous pros, including:
- Last for life with proper care
- Stabilize the neighboring teeth
- They aren’t cumbersome to maintain
- They restore your full oral functionality
- With a success rate of over 95%, dental implants are the most successful procedure of any implant-based treatment
- Dental implants deter bone deterioration
Ready for new teeth that stay put? Please dial (512) 643-6571 to book an appointment with Aqua Dental for implant dentistry services. We are located at the heart of Austin, TX, but serve residents of surrounding regions, including students at the University of Texas