Dental Implants — Lakeway, TX

Replacement Teeth That Are Just Like Natural

As the closest option to natural teeth, dental implants offer great functionality and beautiful aesthetics. In fact, we genuinely believe that dental implants are the best available tooth replacement option. Oris Dental Studio is known for designing stunning smiles that allow our patients to take on the world with a healthy, beautiful, and complete smile. Our design philosophy is an unwavering marriage of beautiful aesthetics and proper functionality. We are well-equipped to provide beautiful smile restoration services like dental implants to the Lakeway, Bee Cave, and The Hills communities in West Austin, Texas.

Read on to learn more about this potentially life-changing treatment. If you or a family member could benefit from our dental implant services, contact us to schedule a consultation. We can offer multiple restorative recommendations based on our full evaluation.

Why Choose Oris Dental Studio For Dental Implants?

  • #1 We Are Dedicated to Your Comfort, Health, & Satisfaction
  • #2 Partnered with Local Implant Specialists for Ideal Results
  • #3 Permanently Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth

What Are Dental Implants?

Digital illustration of an X-ray image of jawbone with dental implant in Lakeway

A dental implant is a small post that is typically made of titanium, and they are designed to replace the roots of a missing tooth. Once a dental implant is carefully inserted into the area of the jawbone where the roots once were, the surrounding tissue will integrate with it to form an incredibly strong foundation just like a natural tooth. Atop this post will sit your custom-made restoration, filling in the gap amidst your pearly whites. One or more dental implants can support a crown, bridge, partial, or full denture to replace any number of missing teeth throughout the mouth. In the end, rebuilding every part of a missing tooth provides a restoration that looks, feels, and functions like the real thing.

The 4 Step Dental Implant Process

Digital illustration of a dental implant in Lakeway being inserted into a jawbone

While every dental implant treatment is unique, patients can generally expect to encounter four distinct phases of dental implant treatment:

  • Initial consultation and planning
  • Dental implant placement surgery
  • Osseointegration and abutment placement
  • Delivery of the final restoration

When you visit us for your first appointment regarding dental implants, we will go over each of these steps in detail with you so you will know what to expect. Every dental implant treatment plan is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of every patient.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Smiling couple with dental implants in Lakeway standing outside on a bright day

Dental implants are the only solution to treat the entire tooth structure. As a result, they offer several advantages that are not possible with traditional treatments, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate.
  • Looks and feels natural.
  • Regain 70% of your biting force.
  • Eliminates slipping and irritation.
  • Preserves your bone density.
  • Improves your oral health.
  • Does not alter healthy teeth.
  • Supports your facial tissues.
  • Long-term solution.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Easy maintenance & care.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Lakeway dentist showing a seated patient their dental X-rays

Dental implants are not limited to one tooth replacement. If you’re a patient with various missing teeth, dental implants can be the solution. Our expert smile consults will take the time to expertly craft each implant, ensuring a proper fit and second-to-none craftsmanship. Depending on the unique circumstances of your situation, we are likely to recommend one of the following options:

Missing 1 Tooth

Digital illustration of a single tooth dental implant in Lakeway in a jawbone

Replacing a single missing tooth is a relatively straightforward process that involves one dental implant and one custom-made dental crown. The dental implant is placed into the socket where your natural tooth once was. After the healing period, your newly crafted dental crown is placed atop it with a connector piece called an abutment. Our restorations are fabricated with extreme care and attention to detail, so your new dental crown will fit in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Digital illustration of an implant bridge in Lakeway being placed

A traditional dental bridge used to be the only available method for restoring one, two, or three missing teeth in a row. While successful, they require filing down the neighboring healthy teeth to support the new restorations, which can weaken and harm these teeth over time. Alternatively, a dental bridge supported by dental implants is the best option for your oral health. Instead of relying on natural teeth for support, these dental bridges are held in place with dental implants to provide optimal results.

Missing All Teeth

Digital illustration showing how implant dentures in Lakeway are placed

Patients who are suffering from severe tooth loss can also benefit from dental implants. With several strategically placed dental implants around the mouth, we can stabilize your denture into place. While initially more expensive than their traditional counterparts, implant dentures eliminate virtually every drawback that patients find so frustrating. This includes slippage, gum sores, embarrassed eating, and more.

However, some patients may not have adequate jawbone density to support the dental implants needed for an implant denture. While a bone grafting procedure may be able to help, we also offer revolutionary All-On-4 dental implants. This type of implant denture is secured with only four dental implants and is designed for patients lacking adequate bone mass in their jawbone. What’s more, these restorations can often be place on the same day as the dental implant surgery.

Learn More About All-On-4 Dental Implants

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Model dental implant in Lakeway atop a stack of $100 bills

There isn’t a set fee for dental implants because the cost is determined by your individual treatment plan. There are various factors that influence the price, which we’ll explain during your initial consultation. Each step in your plan has separate fees, which can make it easier to pay for your new smile because the entire amount won’t be due upfront. While dental implants have a higher up-front cost than traditional tooth replacement options like dental bridges and dentures, they often save a patient thousands of dollars over time since they promote better oral health and don’t need to be replaced.

Dental Implant Salvage

: Woman concerned with her loose dental implant touching her cheek

If your dental implant is experiencing mobility, chances are that the implant has become loose. It is vital to visit us at this point, as the implant could potentially fall out. This usually happens when the bone around the implant changes significantly. It could be deterioration of the bone or another change that caused the shift. But don’t be too alarmed, our implant restoration services have solutions for these exact situations. An Oris Dental Studio smile consultant will evaluate the mobility of your implant and proceed with the appropriate care. 

Maintaining & Caring for Your Dental Implants

Closeup of man pointing to his dental implants in Lakeway

Your beautiful dental implants need proper upkeep and solid oral hygiene practices. High-quality dental implants like the ones offered at Oris Dental Studio are crafted to last many decades. But there are times when dental implants need repairs. As part of our restoration dentistry services, we offer dental implant restorations for our Lakeway, TX dental patients. 

It’s important to continue with regular dental care after getting dental implants. While dental implants are prosthetic teeth, they do require very similar maintenance as your natural teeth. Staying on top of regular checkups and dental cleanings can minimize the risk of damage to your implants. If concerns do arise, we’ll be able to identify issues early on and minimize any potential damage.