What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that use posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone to support porcelain crowns. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or an entire arch, that is, a whole row of teeth, dental implants can give you a secure, confident smile.


Why is it important to replace missing teeth?

We know how important replacing missing teeth is to your self-confidence and emotional and mental wellness. But, did you know that it’s just as important to your oral health? Replacing missing teeth really is a concern of long-term oral health.

  • Prevent bone loss
  • Support your facial muscles to preserve the shape of your teeth
  • Open gaps in your teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to move side to side or up and down to fill in the space, thus preserving the quality of your bite
  • If your teeth move to fill in the open space, you can be more susceptible to tooth decay and periodontal disease because your teeth may become more difficult to clean

Benefits of dental implants

There are numerous benefits to dental implants. Aside from restoring your smile with natural- looking, secure appliances and boosting your confidence, there is a whole host of other benefits to consider when weighting your tooth-replacement options.

  • Preserve the shape of your face and appearance
  • Restore the appearance of your smile with natural-looking crowns
  • Dental implants will have a positive impact on your overall oral health
  • Improve your speech, eating ability, self-confidence, and quality of life
  • Permanent placement, meaning that you don’t have to deal with the discomfort or insecurities associated with dentures
  • The quality of our handcrafted crowns make your dentures a long-lasting option.
  • Because your implants remain securely in place, you don’t have to worry about anything you eat. You can live your life your way.

Am I a candidate for dental implants in Austin, TX?

If you want to restore your smile with dental implants, you’re likely a good candidate. You must have enough jawbone to support the implant post itself, but if you do and have generally good dental hygiene, dental implants are likely a great option for you. Your Austin dentist at Paradigm Dental will help you determine whether or not implants are right for you.

What to expect when getting dental implants?

Getting dental implants usually takes a few visits. Although we have the capacity to fabricate your crowns in one day with our in-house lab, your implants themselves will need to heal. At your first appointment, Dr. Shalaby will implant the post into your jawbone. Once placed, your implants will need to fuse to your jawbone through a process called osteointegration.

Once your jawbone is healed, you will come back to our Austin dental office to get your porcelain crowns placed on top of your implants. Because your crowns are custom made in our in-house lab, you can expect handcrafted workmanship, high-

quality materials, and a truly customized crown.

How to prepare for dental implants

When you go in for your dental implants consultation, it might be helpful to come mentally and emotionally prepared. Missing teeth can be emotionally distressing, especially if you need to have more removed before you can restore your smile. Managing expectations is one of the best ways to prepare for your dental implants. If you have any concerns about the process or recovery, our dentists are always available to you to help you through this process.

This is not always a one-day procedure, and there is an adjustment period. Our whole team at Paradigm Dental will work hard to ensure that you know what to expect, how to manage your expectations, and how to deal with any potential bumps in the road. Our concierge experience gives you access to our expert providers are unparalleled care whenever you need it.

How long do dental implants last?

As a truly long-lasting investment in your oral health and quality of life, dental implants last more than 25 years with proper care. Dr. Shalaby will give your detailed care instructions to help you get the most out of your investment.

Why choose Paradigm Dental for your dental implants in Austin, TX

At Paradigm Dental, we are dedicated to providing a concierge experience in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The handcrafted quality and artistry that we put into all of our dental implants is unparalleled, and to ensure that our patients are happy with their smile, we stand behind all of our work 100%. Dentistry is not a commodity. At Paradigm Dental, we provide high-quality service from artistically-minded and clinically-trained dentists.


How much do dental implants in Austin, TX cost?

Dental implants are not the cheapest option for replacing missing teeth. However, most people find that they are well worth the up-front investment. Although they do come with a higher up-front cost, dental implants are a long-term, long-lasting investment in your oral health and self-confidence.

Most dental insurance plans do not cover or contribute to the cost of dental implants. We proudly partner with CareCredit and offer in-house financing options available on a case-by-case basis. We know how important it is to feel good about your smile, and we want to do everything in our power to help you get the smile you deserve at a monthly cost you can afford.

You deserve to live your life the way you want to, and getting a smile that you’re proud of and confident in is an essential part of loving the life you’re living. If you’re ready to take the next step, call Dr. Mark and Mike Shalaby at Paradigm Dental today at (512) 992-2822 to schedule your concierge experience.

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