Dr. Glen Wainwright is a dentist in Austin, Texas that provides dental implant treatment to patients with missing teeth. Patients who have lost one or more teeth from tooth decay or an accident can benefit from dental implants. This restorative solution offers a permanent and high-quality result after implantation. Dr. Wainwright and his professional dental team aim to give patients high-quality, modern dental care in a friendly office environment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Patients who do not have periodontal disease, are non-smokers or are willing to stop smoking, and have good oral hygiene are good candidates for the dental implant procedure. Although a dental graft can be constructed, an adequate amount of jaw bone is preferred in patients to make it easier for dental implants to fuse to the jaw bone.
Dental Implant Treatment
The placement of the dental implant is a simple, procedure performed in our Austin dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Wainwright will place the permanent dental crown during this visit. Other times, a temporary crown will be placed while the implant heals. After healing, he will uncover the implant and attach the dental crown, bridge or denture. Your restoration will look and function the same as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally. Routine visits to Austin Dental Care will ensure long term health and function of the dental implant.
How to Care for Dental Implants
Dental implants can be cared for just like natural teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth with gentle strokes. You can also occasionally rinse your mouth with mouthwash to remove bacteria and help combat tooth decay. You should also avoid hard or sticky foods for the first few days following your dental implant procedure.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants:
What are the uses of dental implants?
Dental implants can replace a missing tooth or teeth. They can also be used to secure other restorative treatments like dental bridges and dentures, for a longer-lasting end result.
Do dental implants hurt?
Anesthetic is used to numb the area that is being treated during the dental implant procedure. Dental implants also require a healing period of 3 to 6 months, during which they fuse with bone tissue in the jaw. You may feel some pain after the treatment, and you should call our office if your pain exceeds several days.
How long do dental implants last?
With the right dental care, dental implants can last patients for up to 20 years. scheduling regular dental cleanings in our office as well as brushing and flossing regularly can help you maintain a healthy smile.
Call Our Office Today
Contact Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392. Request an appointment with Dr. Wainwright and his dental staff on our website. Have any remaining questions about dental implants? Our staff will be happy to answer them for you.