Dental implants in Austin, TX are a worthwhile dental procedure to undertake. If you decide that you want this procedure, then a dentist will need to determine which variety is ideal for what you need. In this area, two types come into play: single dental implants and All-on-4®.
When you have lost a single tooth, you only need to get a single dental implant. The implant will be inserted where the missing tooth is, and once the implant has fused with the bone, an abutment and crown can be placed on top. The advantage of this procedure is that the entire structure of the tooth is getting replaced so that you do not have to worry about the jaw bone resorbing back into the body. The ideal candidate for this treatment is someone who has lost a tooth but is otherwise in good dental health. You need to have adequate jaw bone tissue in order for the implant to work.
The main difference between this variety and single dental implants is that All-on-4® is used to replace all the teeth in a mouth. Over time, teeth may begin to decay and fall out. Dentures are a removable option, but for patients who want their restoration to remain in place, this is an excellent restoration method. The advantages include restoring your facial features and increasing your bite capacity. The best candidates are generally people who are wearing dentures and want a change. Individuals who have drastically failing teeth or multiple missing teeth also generally qualify.
Call Our Office to Review Your Options
Different treatments work best for different people. To get a professional opinion, you should talk to Dr. Tana Busch. Our office is here to help people from every walk of life, so if you would like to schedule a time to come in, contact us at 512-872-3658.