Dental Veneers and Dental Implants both can give patients a beautiful white smile. Deciding what restorative or cosmetic option works best for you depends on the condition of your teeth. Our staff at Bloom Family Dental in Austin, TX provides cosmetic and restorative consultations to all our patients to take a detailed look at your mouth and determine a customized treatment plan that works for you. We listen to your goals and look at all options to give you the opportunity to choose the best one.

So, what is the difference between the two? Typically, Dental Veneers and Dental Implants are used for different reasons. This all depends on how much damage a patient has to their teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the leading restorative solution for many patients and one of the most common procedures done today. Implants are permanent and reliable giving patients the feeling that they have natural teeth. Implants are used for patients that have lost a tooth or teeth, have suffered from periodontal disease, or an injury. Dental implants take multiple appointments across a few months to complete.

Implants last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime if taken care for properly. They provide many benefits to patients, and are comfortable in the mouth. Implants allow patients to speak, eat, and function just like they would with natural teeth.

As part of our evaluation process, Dr. Bo Stanley will determine if the patient has enough bone present in the jaw to support the implants. If needed, bone grafting can be done to provide the additional support. During the implant procedure metal posts are placed in the jaw, and these act similar to artificial tooth roots. These posts provide the required support needed for the implants. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector is secured on top of the implants. This allows the crown to be secured on top of the implant.

Crowns are custom made to match the color, size, and shape of your teeth. Temporary crowns are used while the patient waits for the permanent crown to be placed. Practicing good oral hygiene habits and visiting our office regularly will help to keep your implants looking and feeling great.

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Choosing the best option is important, and our team at Bo Stanley, DDS and our team is here to help give you all of the options available to achieve that bright white smile. We welcome all patients, and strive to always provide quality service our patients can count on.

If you are interested in finding out more about Dental Veneers or are looking to get dental implants in Austin, TX, please contact Dr. Stanley to schedule your consultation today!

Why Are Dental Implants Needed

Implants have been a go-to option for a lot of patients wanting to replace missing teeth. If you are currently missing one or more teeth, you know the embarrassment and shame that comes with it. Furthermore, the space can make it difficult to eat and chew normally, and it can cause the surrounding teeth to shift. Implants are a wonderful way to easily replace what is missing without having to compromise surrounding teeth.

What to Know About Dental Implants

The dental implant process is easy and straightforward. The titanium implant is placed deep into the jawbone where it is given time to bond with the bone itself. This process is known as osseointegration, and it can take anywhere from three to nine months depending on the patient and their ability to heal. Implants can then be used to hold crowns, fixed bridges and even complete overdentures.

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How Long Will Implants Last?

The reason so many patients have chosen implants when compared to other options is because of how durable these restorations are. Most implants can last for 30 to 40 years or more without showing signs of wear. In fact, you can think of your implant as a relatively permanent part of your smile. Because the implant’s post bonds with the jawbone, it is solidly in place and will not be able to move or shift. Implants can withstand a lot of pressure and force, so there is very little chance of them breaking or cracking.

How to Prolong the Life of Your Implants

The way that implants work is by fusing with the jawbone. Over time and due to certain conditions, you may begin to develop issues with bone loss. This can cause issues with the implant becoming loose or breaking. Because of this, it is important that you take steps to prevent dental problems that can result in bone loss, like gum disease. Be sure to always make time for dental checkups every six months. If you have an implant, it is important that the implant be checked at each appointment so that we can be sure it is still in place and does not have any other problems that may cause an issue for your health.

If you’d like to learn more about implants and how they’re placed, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.