What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the superior choice for long-term tooth replacement. The anchor posts that Dr. Nussbaum surgically implants into your jawbone take the place of your tooth root to support the tissue structures that your tooth root used to support. Consequently, implants support the overall structure of your face, prevent bone loss, and act as natural teeth.
Benefits of dental implants:
There are numerous benefits of dental implants. Namely, they are a long-term option that gives you the freedom and security of your natural teeth.
Replace missing teeth without affecting surrounding teeth
Prevent bone loss by acting as an artificial tooth root
Restore natural chewing, speaking, and digesting capabilities
Preserve the shape and structure of your face by supporting the bone and soft tissues
Permanent solution to missing teeth!
Restore your confidence in your smile!
What should I expect from the procedure?
Getting dental implants is not a short-lived process. While it is worth it, getting implants is a months-long commitment. Before you can have the surgery, Dr. Nussbaum will take impressions, x-rays, and 3-D images of your teeth and jaw to ensure that there is sufficient bone and gum tissue and to take measurements for implant placement.
Following the x-rays and molds, Dr. Nussbaum will numb the area and implant the post(s) into your jawbone. Once the anchor post is placed, you will have to spend the next several weeks, roughly six weeks, healing. During this time, the post will actually fuse to your jawbone through a process called osteointegration.
Once your jaw has healed and the posts have properly fused to your jawbone, the artificial teeth will be placed on the abutment—the part of the implant that connects the tooth to the post. Several fittings may be required, so this process may take a few months. Once the artificial teeth are properly fitted, they will be permanently affixed to the abutments, finalizing the implant process.
Are implants worth it?
Many people are put off by the cost of implants. However, it is important to remember that dental implants are a long-term solution. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime!
At Michael Nussbaum, DDS, your comfort and success is our top priority. Our amenities are designed to give you a positive experience and unparalleled dental care. Whether you’ve decided you’re ready to take the next step and move forward with dental implants or you’re still weighing your options, Dr. Nussbaum and his team at Michael Nussbaum, DDS have the expertise and information to help you make the best decision for your health and wellness.
If you want to know more about what dental implants from Michael Nussbaum, DDS can do for you, call our Austin Dental Office today at (512) 334-6809 or request an appointment online.