As the nation and our community copes with the fast-moving spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus we hope you and yours are in good health during these stressful times. The National and State Dental Associations have provided guidelines recommending Dental Offices postpone elective procedures. Any patients with appointments that have to be cancelled will be notified by our team shortly.

We will be closing our office starting Wednesday, March 18th and plan to reopen on Tuesday, April 21st. We thank you for your patience during this interruption and hope to see you when we re-open, happy and healthy. Please contact us at 512-637-7333 if you have a true dental emergency or if there are any questions and we will respond back as quickly as we can.

Dental Implant Restorations
in Austin, TX

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may want to consider dental implants. The dental implant process is a two-part procedure to fill in the gaps from your missing teeth. Implants are a popular tooth replacement method among patients and doctors alike. Contact us to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants!

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What Are Dental Implants?

The dental implant itself is a tiny titanium post surgically placed into your jawbone, acting as a stable and solid foundation for a tooth restoration. At Southwest Smiles, we work closely with your oral surgeon to finish the dental implant process by placing the natural-looking tooth restoration (crown, bridge, or denture) after your oral surgeon places the implants.

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The Dental Implant Process

The first step of the implant procedure is the placement process performed by your oral surgeon. They put the dental implant(s) into your jaw and once your jawbone heals, we’ll take over from there. We create custom dental crowns, bridges, or snap-on dentures to snap onto the implants. Once the restoration is secured, you’ll be able to eat, laugh, and talk with ease again!

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

Crown restorations are a common way to complete a dental implant. After taking a mold of your tooth, we design a dental crown that matches your other teeth and attaches to your dental implant. While we make your dental crown, we’ll provide you with a temporary restoration until it’s done.

Bridges

Bridges have crowns on each end with replacement teeth in the middle to fill in the space. For patients missing multiple teeth in a row, we can design a custom, implant-supported bridge that attaches to two implants placed on either side of the gap.

Dentures

For patients missing some or all of their teeth, we may recommend implant-supported dentures. Our denture restorations securely snap onto your dental implants, so you won’t have to worry about them moving or shifting around. They are a comfortable way to get a smile you’ll love without dealing with loose, ill-fitting dentures.

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