If you’re suffering from missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, you understand the impact it can have on your daily quality of life, not to mention your self-esteem. It can be difficult to enjoy your favorite foods, and to speak and smile with confidence. But did you know there may be other things happening under the surface if missing teeth are left missing?
Surrounding teeth begin to shift and rotate, compromising your alignment, bite and TMJ. Eventually, the supporting gum tissue and underlying jawbone begin to deteriorate without the support of the tooth root. This can happen even with traditional restorations and dentures that sit on top of the gums.
Thankfully, your Austin dentist at Hedgecock Dental can surgically place and restore dental implants right here from the comfort of your dental home!
Dental implants are small titanium posts or screws that are surgically inserted into the gums and underlying jawbone. Once healed, dental implants actually fuse to the jawbone and become a fully integrated replacement tooth root, which is an essential component of a healthy, functioning smile. Once healed, dental implants serve as anchors for secured restorations like crowns, bridges or dentures.
There are many benefits in deciding to restore your smile with dental implants, ranging from functional benefits, to health benefits, to cosmetic benefits and beyond, and many benefits in choosing our team at Hedgecock Dental for the job.