Dental Implants

Are you living with missing teeth? Do you find yourself missing out on social interactions with friends and co-workers because you’re too embarrassed to smile? If so, you owe it to yourself to learn how dental implants improve smiles by booking a consultation at Elgin Family Dental.

Adult tooth loss takes its toll and affects your life in ways that you may not consider. Your self-confidence can plummet, you may experience pain and discomfort, and it can be a challenge to get your fill of the foods you need for healthy nutrition. Overall, your quality of life suffers.

Dr. Carl Herring and Dr. Scott Herring have helped many of our patients with state-of-the-art dental implant restorations that restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile.

Why it’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth

The presence of a natural tooth root stimulates the continual regeneration of bone in your jaw. When a tooth and its root are missing, the bone will start to deteriorate and eventually cause other teeth to fail and even change your facial appearance.

A dental implant is a tiny post made of biocompatible titanium that is surgically placed in your jaw and left to heal for several months. During this process called osseointegration, the implant fuses with surrounding bone and tissue and becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy. The implant takes up the work of stimulating bone growth to prevent deterioration.

After the implant has integrated fully, our doctors will attach an implant crown or other prosthetic to restore the function of your smile so you can go back to eating all the nutritious foods you need to stay healthy. Your appearance will improve, not just because you have a new tooth, but because the presence of a tooth helps support your lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance.

Support Your Dentures with Dental Implants

Are you living with ill-fitting dentures that shift awkwardly and limit your interactions with others? Dentures are a time-tested solution for tooth loss, but they do tend to move, causing embarrassment and discomfort. 

But at Elgin Family Dental, we can talk to you about creating dentures that attach to dental implants placed at certain points along your jaw. Once the dentures are in place, they will not shift and move because they are rooted in your jaw.

Please Call Us to Arrange a Consultation

If you are dealing with tooth loss, please call the team at Elgin Family Dental to arrange a consultation. We are a judgment-free practice, and we don’t care as much about where you’ve been with your oral health as where you go with it from here. Dr. Carl and Dr. Scott will provide you with all the support you need to restore your oral health and have you loving your smile again.

Please call us at (512) 285-3322 to arrange a commitment-free consultation. Our team looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our dental family.