North Austin Dental Implant Dentistry

Dental Implant Supported Restorations

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This old adage truly applies when it comes to the incredible technology of the art of dental implants. Take a look at the illustration on this page and you will see just exactly how incredibly advanced this tooth replacement option really is.

Fabricated from titanium, a dental implant is precisely placed into the area of the lost root portion of your tooth, where it bonds/integrates over several months with your natural bone, becoming a permanent and safe replacement for the lost root of your tooth. Once integrated, your implant will be custom-fitted with a corresponding abutment, which will serve as the foundation for your new crown restoration.

The Dental Implant Advantage

There are numerous advantages to electing to replace one or more missing teeth with implants. Primarily, implant placement does not require grinding of non-compromised, adjacent teeth for the sole purpose of fabricating a dental bridge. This technology has become the preferred method of tooth replacement because of the natural appearance and function it provides. Plus, an implant will not decay and can last a lifetime!

Preserve the Bone and Look Younger

When a tooth is lost, it is normal for the jawbone surrounding the missing tooth to shrink, creating a defect or depression. Dental implants maintain your gum level, along with the density of your jawbone, preserving the integrity of your facial structures as you age.

After completing his diagnosis, Dr. Steinberg may elect to partner with an implant specialist who will place the root portion of the implant and then return you to Dr. Steinberg’s expert care for the design and fabrication of the final build-up for the implant crown restoration.