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Recover your smile with dental implants

Missing a tooth or teeth? Missing teeth have been shown to negatively affect self-esteem, cause problems when speaking, or even make it difficult to eat. By replacing your missing teeth with natural-looking dental implants you’ll be able to enjoy a new smile without the need for dentures or dental bridges.

Dr. D’Alfonso is one of the few dentists in the greater Austin area to achieve fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

For dental implants in Lakeway TX, and the rest of the greater Austin area, trust the renowned team at Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry.

What Are Dental Implants? | Benefits | Cost | Types of Implants | All-on-4 Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the most effective and lasting solution to replace missing teeth. The procedure involves implanting a titanium screw into the jawbone. Once healed, this screw will fuse with the bone. This will allow for a replacement tooth or bridge to be added to the new tooth root.

Implants provide almost anyone with a permanent way to regain their smile. While Dentures and dental bridges need maintenance, dental implants behave like a brand new set of teeth. There are many advantages to dental implants, which is why dental surgeons prefer to offer this solution to patients who have tooth issues.

Looking for dental implants in Lakeway, TX? Our team of experienced dental professionals would be happy to get you started on the journey to a nicer smile and a healthier mouth! 

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a variety of benefits; the most apparent being the appearance of natural looking teeth, that help to create a perfect smile. However, there are a variety of other benefits, including:

Improved Smiles

  • It’s hard to feel completely comfortable smiling wide when you know that you’re missing a tooth. Dental implants look natural and help deal with the self-esteem issues that come with losing a tooth. Never be afraid to smile again!

Ease of Speech

  • Many people when missing one or more teeth have a hard time speaking clearly and enunciating words. This can cause them to hesitate before speaking or feel embarrassed when they do. However, dental implants make it much easier to speak clearly and comfortably. They are so convincing that even our patients don’t notice the difference.

Easier Time Eating

  • Other tooth replacement options like dentures can make eating difficult and sometimes embarrassing. Dental implants do not slide or move within the mouth and there is little difference between eating with them and eating with your normal teeth. Your implants will be able to handle chewing food without a problem. This means that you can now eat your favorite foods with confidence.

Comfortable Compared to Dentures or Bridges

  • Implants are much more comfortable compared to traditional dentures and dental bridges, making them easier to adapt to after the procedure, when done by an experienced implant dentist like Dr. D’Alfonso.

Improved Dental Health

  • Many other tooth replacement options require that you have your other, undamaged teeth altered. For instance, with a bridge it’s necessary that you reduce the surrounding teeth. This will lead to poorer oral health over time. Dental implants seamlessly replace missing teeth, without having to disturb the rest of your mouth.

Improved Sense of Self-Esteem

  • Losing a tooth can often cause people to become anxious about smiling or laughing, to avoid showing the gap in their teeth. A brand new set of teeth can help you feel and look great. Get back your confidence to laugh and smile with our Lakeway dental implants.

Affordable Dental Implants in Lakeway, TX

How much do they cost?

Each patient and dental implant procedure is unique. This means that the number of appointments, treatments, and cost of dental implants will vary for each patient. Dr. D’Alfonso, one of the best implant dentists in Lakeway, will be able to provide you with a personalized, affordable, and cost-effective dental treatment plan as well as the cost of the treatment, other appointments, and any changes during the process.

Teeth affect your appearance, ability to eat, and ability to speak. A missing tooth or teeth can affect your life, so it’s worth investing in your smile regardless of the cost of dental implants. We offer a number of options to provide affordable dental implants to patients in Lakeway. Please visit our Insurance and Dental Plans page to learn more!

Types of dental implant procedures at our Lakeway dental implants practice

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants involve a series of two surgeries at our Lakeway dental implant center. First, implants are inserted on the jawbone, where the gum is later allowed to heal. Afterward, we place posts into the implants where the artificial teeth will be located.

Endosteal implants are the most common form of implants available. They’re recommended for most patients who have a few missing teeth.

Subperiosteal implants

Subperiosteal implants consist of a metal frame placed on the jawbone. The metal plate is placed underneath the gum, which remains fixed as the gum heals. The frame has several posts attached that stick out from the gums. These posts provide the perfect location to place artificial teeth.

Subperiosteal implants are perfect for those who are unable to wear conventional dentures. They provide a firm base for the replacement teeth even if you might not have enough bone. Our Lakeway dental implants team can help you decide if subperiosteal implants are the right fit for your mouth.

Don’t be afraid to show your smile

All on 4 Dental Implant Treatments in Lakeway, TX

All on 4 dental implant treatments are perfect for those who need replacements for all of their teeth. They provide a stable foundation for a full-arch prosthesis using 4 implants. Our dental team will place and insert 4 implant roots and then make a bridge to go on the implants. All this done chair-side, at our Lakeway office, with an on-site lab technician.

Our in-house Lakeway dental implants lab will make a permanent ceramic bridge for you once your all on 4 implants have healed. This ceramic bridge is more commonly known as a zirconia hybrid denture. We make having a perfect smile easy, by providing beginning to end treatment at our dental implants lab in Lakeway.

What can I expect from the procedure?

It all begins with a consultation. Our Lakeway implant dentist, Dr. D’Alfonso, will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions that you may have. Depending on your condition and oral health, replacement might be necessary for one or several teeth.

  • If you only need a single tooth, a crown or implant will be enough
  • If you need to replace several teeth, bridges are usable with implants to support them
  • If all your teeth need to be replaced, you may have to get a full bridge, full dentures, or go for the all on 4 dental implant treatment

The dental implant experts at our Lakeway practice can help you decide what option works best for your mouth, oral health, and budget!

Dental implant surgery is usually painless, as it is done under local anesthesia. Recovery often takes around 3-6 months as we wait for the titanium screw to fuse with the jawbone. Some easily manageable pain or discomfort can happen, but this often depends on the person. This can include bone grafts, especially when the amount of bone is inadequate. If this is necessary, your dentist Dr. D’Alfonso will discuss this with you upfront.

Our office utilizes the most modern and effective dental implant technologies and treatments to ensure that your dental implants procedure is as pain free as possible and your recovery time is minimal.

Do you need to replace broken or missing teeth? If you’re healthy and have enough bone density, dental implants are the ideal solution. It’s an easy process to undergo and easy to maintain as well. With all the benefits it provides, they can give you a perfect smile and the self-confidence you need to succeed.

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

To qualify as an ideal candidate, you should be in good health and have enough bone in your jaw to be able to support the implants. If you have healthy gums and tissue that are free of disease, you’ll likely be the perfect candidate for the procedure done by our team at our dental implant center in Lakeway. Alongside a 98% success rate, it’s a promising procedure to consider for those who have missing or damaged teeth.

How long do dental implants last? With the right care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Keep them clean and free of plaque by brushing at least twice per day, and also remember to floss when necessary. Proper care is always necessary, whether you have dental implants or not. With implants, you have to make sure that you do not neglect your dental health. Since they already look and feel like real teeth, just treat your dental implants like you would normal teeth by maintaining proper oral health.

Why go to Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry for dental implant treatment in Lakeway?

State of the art implant technology

Our dental team is proud to offer innovative i-CAT® guided dental implant treatment for optimal results. The i-CAT® system produces HD 3D diagnostic images. This allows our Lakeway implant dentists to plan your treatment process before you even sit down in the dentist’s chair.

Support your oral health

It’s true; dental implants will make your smile look amazing. But, they will also help you prevent many of the health problems associated with tooth loss. The titanium root supports a healthy jawbone, and works to prevent bone and gum tissue wear.

Support your oral health

It’s true; dental implants will make your smile look amazing. But, they will also help you prevent many of the health problems associated with tooth loss. The titanium root supports a healthy jawbone, and works to prevent bone and gum tissue wear.

What our patients are saying about their procedures …

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“I didn’t feel a thing during surgery.”

Cathy, Patient

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“[Dr. D’Alfonso] made me very comfortable.”

Bonnie, Patient

Get started on your healthy, beautiful smile today!