5 Advantages of Getting Dental Implants

Getting dental implants in Austin can be a life-changing experience. If you have missing teeth, here are just a few of the advantages that dental implants have to offer.

1. Implants are Non-Invasive to Other Teeth

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement treatment that is non-invasive to your natural teeth. We can place them alongside other anatomical teeth without physically altering their structure whatsoever. Whereas something like a partial denture might rub, or a traditional bridge requires cutting down intact tooth enamel to make room for support.

The anatomical design of an implant makes it safe enough to set directly into your bone—similar to the way a natural tooth sits in the socket—next to other teeth. It’s completely independent of other teeth in your mouth.

2. Dental Implants are Biocompatible

Most of today’s dental implants are made out of a hypoallergenic material called titanium. Titanium is biocompatible, so your body readily accepts it any time something is surgically placed inside of it. That’s why titanium is also used for common surgical procedures and joint or bone reconstruction. We know that it’s safe for everyone, including those people who tend to have sensitivity to certain metal jewelry.

Once your dental implants are installed, you can typically expect them to last for decades, if not your entire life. The better you care for them, the more successful your treatment outcome will be.

3. Modern Implants are a Minimally-Invasive Procedure

Getting dental implants is easier than you may have thought. While some full mouth reconstruction cases do require extensive planning, most single or multi-tooth implant cases are fairly straightforward. Depending on your circumstances and how many implants are being installed, only a small amount of local anesthetic (numbing medication) may be all that you need.

Our Austin implant dentist also offers in-house sedation during your treatment. If you’re having multiple teeth replaced or full mouth dental implants, sedation dentistry ensures a calm and relaxing experience from start to finish. We’ll tell you exactly what to expect well in advance so that you can plan accordingly.

4. An Implant is Stronger Than Natural Teeth

Dental implants are made out of materials that are physically stronger than tooth enamel, which is also the hardest substance in the entire body. The strength from implants is what makes them capable of supporting multi-tooth restorations, such as fixed bridges, implant dentures, and All-on-4 implants. As few as four strategically placed implants may be all that you need to restore a full arch of teeth in your upper or lower jaw.

The integrity of Austin dental implants allows you to eat whatever you want. The biting and chewing capabilities mirror those of natural teeth, so you won’t have to take smaller bites or choose softer textures.

5. Implants Promote Youthful Facial Features

Tooth loss also triggers bone resorption (shrinkage,) which can lead to premature aging in your facial features. Short jaws or sunken-in lips and cheeks quickly add years to your appearance.

Fortunately, dental implants promote strong bone support to delay—or avoid—bone resorption in those spaces. By providing physical support both in your bite and behind your facial tissues, you’ll be able to maintain a fuller and more youthful looking appearance.

Modern implants promote strong bone through a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is where your jaw naturally forms a new, thin layer of bone around the implant to fuse it into place. It’s integration that makes implants so successful.

State-of-the-Art Treatment

At Cloud Dental, we offer cutting-edge digital technology and 3D imaging paired with the experience of a highly skilled implant dentist. Dr. Samani currently holds Fellowship Candidacy with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a biomedical engineering degree in addition to his dental education. Our Austin practice is capable of providing comprehensive dental implant therapy whether you only need to replace one tooth or all of them.

Contact Cloud Dental in Austin today to request a consultation.