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Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in Austin

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in Austin

During a consultation, one of our doctors can explain the various options for replacing missing teeth.

Dr. Babineau uses the latest advancements in dental implant technology to provide options for missing teeth and denture wearers. He has equipped his practice with the latest equipment to provide patients with comfortable, lasting and minimally invasive treatment.

The modern procedure to replace missing teeth

Prior to the 1980s, the primary way to replace missing teeth was either with dental bridges or partial or full dentures.

Neither of these solutions was optimum. A dental bridge requires the cutting down of healthy adjacent teeth so that they can be capped to provide support for the artificial tooth or teeth. A denture has many drawbacks, including discomfort and a loss of the ability to chew with much force.

Most dentists agree that the modern solution for missing teeth is dental implants. They replace natural tooth roots with titanium posts to support restorations that are lasting and natural in appearance.

Missing teeth lead to bone loss because the force of chewing is necessary to stimulate the bone and retain density. In addition, remaining teeth navigate toward the gap left by missing teeth, increasing the potential for exposed roots and gum disease.

Dr. Babineau uses modern technology to its fullest degree, providing patients with dental implants that look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in AustinMeet with Dr. Babineau to learn more about dental implants and find out if you are a candidate. This special offer includes:

  • Comprehensive oral exam
  • X-rays when needed
  • Consultation with doctor
  • Learn more about dental implants
  • All your questions answered

To make an appointment, call 512.306.8900 or click here to request an appointment online.

What is a dental implant?

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in AustinA dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jawbone to replace the lost root of a missing tooth. A custom zirconia abutment is used to connect a high-quality porcelain crown or bridge to the implant.

Read more about the Benefits of Dental Implants.

Single-tooth replacement

Dr. Babineau always recommends a dental implant for a single missing tooth as it is the most conservative option that doesn’t require healthy teeth to be shaved to accept crowns that support a dental bridge. Dental implants also have a proven history of long-lasting and lifelike function.

However, for some people a dental bridge can be a more affordable option, or a more agreeable option for those who don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure.

Multiple-teeth replacement

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in AustinIt is possible to replace each missing tooth with a dental implant. However, depending on how many teeth are missing, this can add up in cost. An alternative is to use a dental bridge with implants to support one to two intervening porcelain teeth. A dental bridge supported by implants is a fixed restoration that acts and feels very much like natural teeth, and it provides more flexibility than having all teeth replaced with implants.

Replacing all your teeth

Patients have several choices when all their teeth are missing, or they need full-mouth extractions.

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in AustinIndividual Implants

Single-tooth implants are very lifelike and easy to keep clean. This is the most costly option and dental bridges may offer a better solution.

 

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in AustinImplant-Supported Dental Bridges

The bridges are made from porcelain restorations supported by several dental implants. The teeth are also very lifelike and function very much like natural teeth.

 

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in AustinImplant-Supported Dentures

When patients are missing all their teeth and are not good candidates for a series of implant-supported bridges, full arch dentures supported by dental implants are an option.

 

Solutions for Missing Teeth & Denture Wearers in AustinDentures

Dr. Babineau does not recommend or create dentures, however, he does offer implant placement to support a patient’s existing dentures.

New teeth in the same day

In many cases patients can get any extractions they need, have the implants placed and get a new temporary tooth, temporary dentures or a temporary dental bridge in the same day. Temporary restorations are worn until the implant has fully healed, and your new permanent restoration is placed. Our temporaries are high quality and provide many of the benefits of your future permanent restoration.

Patients who have been living with loose dentures or with broken-down teeth will enjoy the immediate benefit of being able to speak and eat better with the temporary dentures.

Learn more about our Same Day Restorations.

Removable Dentures Video

To make an appointment, call 512.306.8900 or click here to request an appointment online.