A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is used as an anchor in many types of dental treatments provided at SoLa Dental of Austin. They can be used singly to anchor individual teeth or in groups to allow replacement of an entire set of teeth. They provide the best long term solution of replacing teeth due to their unmatched strength, stability, and versatility.
Most dental implants are made out of medical-grade titanium dioxide. It has been utilized in both dentistry and medical orthopedics for decades with great success. It has high biocompatibility, outstanding strength, great versatility, and a long track record of success. Recently, metal-free ceramic implants made from medical-grade zirconium oxide have become available. This is an exciting development that allows dental implants to be utilized in patients with metal allergies or auto-immune diseases due their supreme biocompatibility. In addition, due to zirconium oxide’s white color, they offer amazing tooth aesthetics even in the most challenging situations.
Maintaining the Health of Your Implant
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, unlike bridges, which have an average lifespan of seven to ten years. Depending on your individual situation, certain components of the treatment may need to be replaced due to wear and tear over the years. There are multiple options today that have minimal change in strength or appearance over a lifetime of use.
Like your natural teeth, your dental implant needs the same preventive care and maintenance. You’ll still need to visit our Austin, TX dental office for twice-yearly checkups and cleanings. Remember: the better you take care of your implants, the longer they will last!
Why choose Dr. Gent for your dental implant?
Dental implants are an amazing way to give you back your smile and your ability to enjoy the healthy foods we all need. There has never been a time like now to learn about what dental implants can do for you or your loved ones. Technological advancements have made treatment more efficient, stronger, and more beautiful. However, due to continuous evolution of dental implants, it is imperative to see a dentist like Dr. Gent who is knowledgeable on all aspects of dental implant treatment.
Dr. Gent has taken approximately 125 hours in continuing education on all aspects of dental implant therapy. Dr. Gent has been placing and restoring dental implants since 2009 and treats several cases a month.
Contact our Austin, TX office to schedule a complimentary consultation! Dr. Gent and our team will help you understand your dental health and treatment options, and decide if a dental implant is right for you.