Dental implants are a top-of-the-line tooth replacement solution for patients
At Walden Dental, we understand how important it is to look and feel your best. When a tooth is lost or extracted, it can leave behind a large space—and low self-esteem. Patients may find themselves hiding their smiles from others or experiencing difficulty in eating or speaking properly. It is wise to seek out tooth replacement as soon as possible to avoid further problems such as crooked teeth, unsightly gaps and dark spaces, fracturing overused teeth on “the other side,” or TMJ-related migraine pain.
One of the most popular options for tooth replacement is that of the dental implant, which offers replacement of a new tooth root after a tooth removal (extraction). Dental implants can replace one, several, or all the teeth in the dental arch with the assistance of an experienced dentist like Dr. David Frank.
What are dental implants?
Many patients hear of dental implants but are unsure as to what they are and how they work. Dental implants mimic tooth roots made of bio-inert titanium and ceramic that allow for new enamel-like crowns to attach and serve just as a natural tooth; totally fixed in your jawbone that gives the freedom to chew, smile and function the way nature always intended. Your jawbone fuses (osseointegration) around the implant: this is how the dental implant has the strength and stability to function just like a natural tooth.
An implant can serve as a new root to support a single tooth, an anchor for holding multiple new teeth, or as an attachment to hold a denture (plate) firm to avoid sore spots, loose, or ill-fitting past dentures for top and bottom replacement teeth.
Dental Implants Treatment
Hey its Dave Frank out of Austin, Texas, and I am here to learn all about Implants. I get asked a lot about, like so why did I choose to want to learn how to not only restore implants, but start to place implants. And essentially it was because of a little bit of brow beating and nagging from my patients. They wanted a service, they trusted me as their general dentist, and trusted me as kind of confidence as to why they should be doing something. And really, it was from a few jabs from patients saying, Hey, if you really believe in this, why aren’t you doing it? And that’s why I am placing implants
Dental Implants & Crowns - A Review
Hey all! It’s Julie. So, not only am I a dental hygienist here at Walden Dental, I am also a patient at Walden Dental. So, just like you guys I need dental work done. I had a tooth infected a few years ago, had to pull it out, had this missing space and now guess what? Dr. Frank does implants so, he placed my implant back in October. It was one visit. It was super-fast, super easy. He got me numb, put in right in, did a little healing cap and I was out the door. And then today, we are finally placing the crown. I’m so excited to finally have a tooth. Don’t even have to get numb. He’s going to do some imaging, mill it out right here in the office, cement it right in, place and voila! I have a new tooth. So I am so very excited. If you have a missing tooth and you’ve been interested in implants. Definitely come and ask us about it.
How long do dental implants last?
One of the best advantages of the dental implant is that of longevity. With proper care and avoidance of conditions such as periodontal disease (which can cause bone loss and loosening teeth), patients can enjoy their implant for a lifetime!
When you’re ready to no longer hide the hole(s) in your smile, feel confident at a dinner party of 2- 20 guests, or are just fed up with endless denture and partial denture plate failures and replacements, it’s time to book a consultation with Dr. David Frank of Walden Dental. Dr. Frank is committed to ensuring patients have access to dental implants and other tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures. Book Online or call the office located in Austin, Texas, at (512) 883-8450 to learn more about this and other methods of dental repair.
Frequently Asked Questions
They are the tooth replacement method that looks, feels and functions most like natural teeth. They allow you to eat, laugh, and talk naturally without slipping, sliding, or clicking, like most replacement methods. They also help maintain your jawbone, so your face structure won’t change.
If you are in good health, you should be able to get implants. Your dentist will determine your suitability by assessing your oral health and the quality and amount of your jawbone.
The success of implants depends mainly on the quality and amount of jawbone you have. If you don’t have sufficient bone, your dentist may first perform a bone graft.
They are made of bio-inert titanium (root) and ceramics (crown).
You need to take care of your implants the same way you care for your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and checkups are vital. With proper care, your implants can last for life.
Cases treated by Dr. David Frank at Walden Dental
Cecilia knew there was a problem with a wiggly front tooth that had a root canal years prior. Unfortunately, the last meal that included bread was the final straw and her entire crown and post came out the day before her weekend travel to a wedding.
Pre-op Xray of fractured root and missing crown
Post-op of same day extraction, implant placement, and maryland bridge for immediate same day temporary fixed front tooth.
Same day result with extraction, implant placement, and temporary fixed bridge.
Final implant crown after healing for 3 months and removing temporary bridge
An experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Frank, makes dentistry affordable, personalized, and efficient in the communities of Austin, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy, after which he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Frank's decision to become a dentist resulted from his father's advice, "be your own boss." He then moved to Austin in 2015 to practice dentistry.
Dr. Frank is dedicated to restoring beautiful smiles and quality of life. At Walden Dental, he does this in four steps; he makes the service transparent and affordable, personalizes the service to each individual, ensures that your time is not wasted, and offers many services under one roof, eliminating the need to visit multiple dentists. He is a firm believer in making the lives of his patients easier.