Dental Implants with Owens Periodontics

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Dental problems can be painful and sometimes embarrassing, but there is a solution you might consider, dental implants. Dr. Kris Owens of Owens Periodontics joined us in the studio along with dental implant coordinator Beth Schwartz with more details.

Benefits of Implants
  • Increase chewing function and taste
  • Improve speech
  • Preserve remaining natural teeth
  • Provide increased comfort
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Eliminate partials/dentures
  • Ensure tooth stability
  • Eliminate adhesives
  • Reduce bone loss
  • Restore natural tooth appearance

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, Dr. Owens first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In some cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.Candidates for Dental Implants Include:

  • People missing single or multiple teeth regardless of the cause
  • Long term denture wearers who want something non-removable
  • Anyone finished growing (typically 18 years+)
Owens Periodontics is located at 990 Hesters Crossing Road. Round Rock, TX 78681. For more information, go to OwensPerio.com or call them at 512-341-2321.

Sponsored by Owens Periodontics. Opinions expressed by guests on this program are solely those of the guest(s) and are not endorsed by this television station.

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