Pflugerville Dental Implants

Turn back the clock on your teeth!
IF YOU’RE TIRED OF YOUR DENTURES OR HATE THE WAY YOUR TEETH LOOK, THEN KEEP READING:

DOES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING RELATE TO YOU?

You have dentures but you hate wearing them

They slide around the inside of your mouth like a hockey puck and they make you look older. You’re tired of not being able to taste food or worry about them falling out when you’re with other people.

You’re embarrassed to smile in public

You’ve been through the dental “merry go round” where you’ve had fillings, crowns, root canals, done by various dentists throughout your life — leaving you with a mouthful of teeth that aren’t the same shape and are different colors.

You’ve lost 1-2 teeth over time

And it’s making it hard for you to chew food or smile in public. You just want to be able to order a steak, eat an apple, or eat normal foods again.

You are in constant pain

And have a hard time chewing food properly because you have old fillings that are falling apart and crowns that are breaking down — either from age or bad dental procedures.
IF SO, THEN THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT:

YOU CAN FINALLY HAVE A FULL MOUTH OF TEETH THAT LOOK AND FEEL NATURAL…

We have helped many patients get rid of the embarrassment of having missing or broken teeth thanks to dental implants. This procedure replaces a missing tooth with an artificial tooth that is much stronger than a dental crown.
The best part is that these artificial teeth look just like your natural teeth – nobody will even know you had the procedure done! And the implant could last a lifetime when properly maintained with adequate brushing and flossing.
That means you can live the rest of your life without having to be shy about smiling or embarrassed that you have missing or broken teeth. If you are missing multiple teeth, we have options for replacing several, most, or even all your teeth across 4-6 dental implants – giving you a fresh start and second chance at having beautiful, strong, natural-looking teeth again.
At your initial consultation, you will get a chance to meet our team and discuss all your treatment options, including sedation options so you can be sure to be completely comfortable with even little to no memory of the procedure itself. We will also discuss flexible and convenient payment options, and some procedures may be covered by your insurance.
So…
If your missing teeth make it hard for you to chew and speak
You find yourself “holding back” your smile because you’re embarrassed
You don’t laugh out loud as much as you used to because you’re self-conscious about your missing teeth
If you’ve lost a tooth here and there and are looking to finally be able to chew food normally again…
You’re tired of looking at a menu, wondering what will be the easiest thing to eat…then call (512) 252-4746 or click below for easy ways to get started. We look forward to helping you – like we’ve helped so many other patients in the Pflugerville area and beyond. If any of the above sound like you, keep reading below to find out just a few of the options you have!

How do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants replace broken or missing teeth. A natural tooth gets replaced with a natural-looking artificial tooth. These artificial teeth are made to look just like your healthy teeth and work just like them, too. Plus, an artificial tooth and dental implant remain much stronger than a crown, also. And, a dental implant can last you for a lifetime if you take proper care of it by flossing and brushing. Whether you need one replaced or an entire mouthful of teeth, we can help you keep your beautiful smile or improve the smile you already have.

How does the Dental Implant Process Work?

Call us to schedule an initial consultation. During this consultation, we can take a look at your oral health and provide you with treatment options for replacement teeth that work for you and your lifestyle. We even offer sedation for our patients to remain comfortable while the procedure is being done. You can also meet our pleasant staff and discuss payment and insurance options.

How Does The Dental Implant Process Work?

The process of dental implant surgery will take multiple appointments over a period of 3-6 months, but it can take longer if you need additional pre-treatment surgeries like bone grafting, or tooth extraction, or alveoloplasty (bone ridge smoothing).

To begin, you’ll schedule a consultation with Dr. Chris Mun at Pflugerville Family Dentistry. He will perform a comprehensive oral exam complete with x-rays to determine if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant. If you’re approved, he will use this information to begin creating your implant surgery plan.

You’ll come back in a few weeks to have your dental implant placed. At this appointment, Dr. Mun will begin by cleaning and numbing the surgical area. You can also be sedated, if you wish. Once the area is numb, he will create an opening in the gum and jaw tissue, based on your implant surgery plan.

Then, Dr. Mun will place your dental implant, which is a small rod made of titanium. It will be placed precisely in this opening, and then the area will be cleaned and sutured to promote proper healing. This process is repeated if you’re getting multiple implants. Then, you’ll be sent home to rest and recover.

It will take about 2 weeks to heal from the initial placement of your implant. However, the process of “osseointegration,” which bonds your jaw bone to your implant permanently, will take about 3-6 months.

During this recovery time, you’ll come to our office several times for follow-ups with Dr. Mun. He will ensure you’re healing properly, and take impressions and images of your teeth to begin creating your implant-supported restoration, such as a dental crown.

After your mouth has healed, but before your final appointment, you’ll need to come into our office so that Dr. Mun can attach an abutment to your implant. This abutment attaches your implant to the restoration, and holds it in place.

Finally, you’ll come in for your last appointment with Dr. Mun. He will check the fit of your implant restoration to make sure that everything looks good, then bond it into place permanently. Then, you’ll be sent home with a brand-new smile.

How Long Can Dental Implants Last?

For all intents and purposes, dental implants are permanent. Once the metal implant has been placed in your gums and jaw bone, it will bond with the tissue permanently. The typical lifespan for an implant is 30+ years, and it’s common to keep your implant for the rest of your life.

However, your dental implant restoration may not last quite as long. The implant lasts a very long time because it’s not exposed to wear & tear from chewing and biting. In contrast, dental implant restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures do go through a lot of wear & tear.

It’s common to have your implant restoration replaced after about 10 or 15 years, but this can vary. It’s important to get regular six-month consultations at Pflugerville Family Dentistry so that Dr. Chris Mun can check your implant and restoration, and ensure that they are in great shape.