Comprehensive Guide to Dental Implants: Procedure, Options, and Costs
Dr. Hsu has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your dental implants.
When it comes to dental implants, experience and credentials matter. Dr. Hsu is a trusted and experienced dentist specializing in dental implant procedures. With a commitment to patient comfort, Dr. Hsu offers sedation dentistry for a pain-free and relaxing dental implant experience.
At Red Bud Dental, we pride ourselves on providing a wide range of dental implant procedures, including single tooth implants, implant-supported dentures, hybrid implants, All-On-4 or 6, snap-in dentures, full arch implants, and full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Hsu is at the forefront of dental implant technology offering 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision dental implant planning.
Unmatched Convenience and Location
Conveniently located just 20 minutes North of downtown Austin, our dental practice at Red Bud Dental offers free parking for patients seeking dental implants in Round Rock and Northern Austin, TX. Dr. Hsu and his team are worth the short drive from surrounding communities.
Find information about dental implants below, including the costs of dental implants and more.
Dr. Hsu – Red Bud Dental Implant Dentist in Round Rock, TX
1. Schedule your no-cost consultation.
2. Reserve your appointment by providing a deposit when scheduling your examination.
3. Undergo a comprehensive exam, including a 3D CT scan and review of your oral health.
4. Review our findings and discuss personalized treatment options.
Graphic illustration shows dental implant components, including a titanium screw, an abutment, and a crown.
Dental Implant Costs: Price List
Our dental implant prices are exclusive of any insurance plans, which may affect the final cost. Here is a breakdown of our dental implant costs:
|Single implant, abutment, & crown for a back tooth||$3500|
|2 implants, abutments, and crowns for back teeth||$6000|
|Single implant, abutment, and crown for a front tooth||$3600|
|2 implants, abutments, and crowns for front teeth||$6100|
|2 implants, abutments, and a new lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|3 implants, abutments, and a new lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
| 3 implants, abutments for an existing lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|3 implants, abutments, and new lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|4-6 implants and abutments for an existing upper or lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|4-6 implants, abutments, and a new upper or lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|“All-On-4 or 6” fixed hybrid bridge upper or lower|
(stays in place like teeth & does not come out)
Cost Of Additional Procedures (If Needed)
Depending on your specific needs, additional procedures may be required before or during your dental implant treatment. These procedures may include tooth extractions, bone grafting, sinus lifts, or soft tissue grafts. The costs for these additional procedures will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Hsu.
|Sinus Lift (internal)||$300-700|
|Sinus Lift (lateral window)||$2000|
|Simple Bone Graft||$150-450|
|Complex Bone Graft||$450-850|
|CT ( 3D Cone Beam) Scan||$100-200|
|When extractions are needed a secondary denture could be necessary after the|
Dental Implants: The Best Choice for Tooth Replacement | Red Bud Dental
Are you considering tooth replacement options? At Red Bud Dental, we understand the importance of a complete, healthy smile. Dental implants offer a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants and how our team can guide you toward the perfect treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Losing a tooth can have a significant impact on your oral health and self-confidence. At Red Bud Dental in Round Rock, TX, Dr. Hsu offers top-notch dental implant procedures to restore your smile. Explore our comprehensive guide to dental implants and discover the procedure options, associated costs, and the numerous benefits they provide.
The sheer number of tooth replacement options can be as daunting as losing teeth. That’s why we encourage patients in need of dental implants to get in touch with us. At Red Bud Dental, we will educate you on your options to help you make personalized decisions for your needs.
Dental implants are usually the best-looking and longest-lasting of all the available options. If you’d like to learn more about them, please continue reading.
Why Choose Dental Implants Over Other Options?
While there are several tooth replacement options available, dental implants stand out as the superior choice. They offer exceptional longevity and natural appearance. At Red Bud Dental, we believe in educating our patients about their options to make informed decisions that align with their oral health goals.
Dental bridges and dentures may be more affordable alternatives, but they don’t match the durability and functionality of dental implants. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, preventing bone resorption and maintaining your facial structure. They also allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, just like natural teeth.
For most people, dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with the Red Bud team to determine if you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment.
Real Patient Experiences: Dental Implants Transform Lives
Watch the inspiring story of Pat, as she shares her experience with dental implants. Discover how dental implants have transformed her oral health and restored her confidence. Their natural feel and stability have made a significant impact on her life.
Video 01:45 |”All of a sudden I got this implant and my mouth was solid. That to me, was the most amazing thing!”
Prevent Bone Resorption and Maintain Facial Appearance
Tooth loss can lead to bone resorption, affecting the structure and appearance of your face. Dental implants help prevent this process by stimulating the jawbone and preserving its integrity. With implant-supported dentures, you can maintain a youthful facial appearance and avoid the sunken look associated with traditional dentures.
Video 00:26 | Mandibular Jaw, bone recession after losing teeth. Medically accurate dental 3D animation shows an edentulous (lacking teeth) person after several years and the resulting changes to facial appearance with jaw bone loss.
Experience the Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can preserve your jawbone’s structure and strength. Without implants, the bone surrounding a missing tooth can deteriorate over time through a process called resorption. Dental implants provide stimulation to the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining your facial appearance.
Once restored with porcelain crowns, dental implants closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function. Their strong foundation ensures stability while biting and chewing, allowing you to enjoy a varied diet without restrictions. With dental implants, you can regain a confident smile and restore your quality of life.
Investing in dental implants is a long-term solution to tooth loss. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, implants can last a lifetime. This means you can avoid the hassle and expense of replacing temporary solutions like dentures or bridges. Dental implants provide peace of mind and a durable smile.
Wrinkles and facial alterations are two of the most obvious signs of aging. The lack of collagen in the skin is the primary cause of this, but few patients realize that tooth loss can also be a contributing factor. When multiple teeth are missing, the lower third of the face is more likely to appear sunken and wrinkled because of the lack of support teeth provide.
These facial changes can be avoided or reversed with implant-supported dentures, which can help you look younger.
In the United States, millions of people lose teeth each year due to decay, trauma, and periodontal disease. The good news is that today’s patients have a wide range of options for replacing missing teeth, and we encourage them to seek professional advice as soon as possible.
Dentures are the first option that many patients consider when they lose teeth. We encourage our patients to look at other options, even if they are both good alternatives for some (especially those patients on a tight budget).
In the long run, traditional dentures aren’t the best option because they don’t affect the resorptive process that is triggered by tooth loss.
Tooth loss affects the bone tissue that supports the tooth. When the body recognises that a bone no longer serves its purpose, it initiates the resorptive process in order to avoid wasting tissue. It’s because dental implants prevent bone resorption that they are regarded as the most convenient replacement option. In the early stages, bone resorption only affects the jawbone, but if patients don’t replace missing teeth, the resorption will spread to the rest of the jawbone, altering facial appearance. Patients who want to maintain a youthful facial appearance should give dental implants serious consideration..
Every tooth has its root in the jawbones. When you eat, you put light pressure on the roots of the jawbone, which stimulates the bone and keeps it strong and healthy. Bone deterioration occurs when there is no stimulation in an area where teeth have been extracted. Bone resorption is the name given to this process. The resorption of the jawbone will weaken the lower third of the face over time, resulting in a sunken appearance.
Dental implants not only help with missing teeth, but also prevent jawbone deterioration. Over time, the jawbone shrinks, necessitating constant adjustments for traditional dentures that are not supported by implants. Even so, care has to be taken. If your dentures don’t fit properly and are just resting on your gums, they aren’t stimulating your jawbone in the way that they should be. The patient will eventually need a new denture after a few adjustments.
You should contact your dentist as soon as a tooth is missing and inquire about options for preserving bone in the area. The only way to keep this bone from deteriorating is to use dental implants to keep it functional.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace extracted teeth. Osseointegration begins as soon as the implants are placed by the dentist. Between four and six months after a titanium implant is implanted into a patient’s bone, new bone tissue grows around and adheres to the implant. A patient’s chewing pressure can be transmitted to his or her surrounding bone once the osseointegration process has been completed. As a result, the body doesn’t begin the process of bone resorption because the bone tissue remains healthy.
At our dental practice, we offer a reliable and comfortable solution for patients seeking snap-in dentures and dental implants for dentures. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Hsu, can perform a surgical procedure to insert two to four dental implants into each dental arch, providing exceptional stability and support for your dentures. Whether you prefer removable or fixed replacement teeth, our dentist can customize the treatment to suit your needs. Only a dentist can remove the dentures, ensuring a secure fit that eliminates concerns about rubbing against gums or slipping out of place.
Implants can be a good option for patients who have lost a large number of teeth or even all of them. They don’t need an implant for every missing tooth. Rather than an entire arch of implants, only a few implants are used to hold a denture in place. Implant-supported or implant-retained dentures are the most common terms for this type of denture. Implant-supported dentures are also known as “snap-in” dentures because the denture “snaps” onto the implants once placed in the jaw.
Photo above shows a model of false teeth (denture) and 4 dental implants to retain and support the denture.
Implant-supported dentures are a solid option for patients. Because they don’t allow bone resorption, they don’t require as much maintenance as traditional dentures.
Why Choose Implant-Supported Dentures (Snap-in Dentures)?
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent option, especially for patients who have lost multiple or all of their teeth. Unlike traditional dentures that require adhesive for stability, implant-supported dentures utilize strategically placed dental implants to anchor the dentures securely in place. This approach eliminates the need for an implant for each missing tooth. Instead, only a few implants are necessary to hold the denture securely.
Also known as “snap-in” dentures due to their ability to “snap” onto the implants, these dentures provide exceptional comfort and functionality. With implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy improved eating efficiency and enhanced speech capabilities, giving you the freedom to live your life without worrying about your dentures.
Regardless of the type of denture you wear, we recommend you schedule regular dental visits. Denture fit, implant stability, and gum health must be checked during regular visits. In some cases, dentures may need to be relined or adjusted due to changes in the shape of the mouth with time and age.
Preserve Your Facial Structure and Bone Tissue
Choosing implant-supported dentures not only restores your smile but also helps preserve your facial structure and bone tissue. By stimulating the jawbone, dental implants prevent bone resorption, maintaining the integrity of your facial features.
Embrace Your Favorite Foods with Confidence!
Before & after dental implants, the result looks very natural.
Implant-supported dentures empower you to enjoy your favorite foods without hesitation. With their easy removal and simplified cleaning process, these dentures offer convenience and peace of mind. Say goodbye to messy denture adhesives and welcome a stable solution that enhances your eating experience.
Benefits of Snap-In Dentures
Snap-in dentures offer several advantages over traditional dentures. Firstly, they are removable, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene and keep your mouth and dentures clean. The dentures are supported by locator attachments that connect to two or four implants, offering superior retention and stability.
Compared to traditional dentures, snap-in dentures provide a more comfortable eating experience and improved speech. They also minimize the need for denture adhesives and reduce the risk of denture-related issues, such as irritation or slippage. Furthermore, snap-in dentures are an affordable solution, ensuring that you can achieve the smile you desire without breaking the bank.
Maintain Your Smile with Implant-Supported Dentures
Once you have your snap-in dentures in place, it is important to schedule regular dental visits to ensure their optimal performance. During these visits, our dentist will assess the fit of your dentures, stability of the implants, and overall gum health. Over time, adjustments or relining of the dentures may be necessary due to natural changes in the shape of your mouth.
The Snap-In Denture Procedure
During the snap-in denture procedure, Dr. Hsu will expertly place four or more dental implants in the upper arch and two to four implants in the lower arch. While your permanent denture is being fabricated, you will wear temporary dentures for approximately four to six months. Once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, your permanent dentures can be securely fitted. This ensures that you can eat comfortably and confidently without concerns about gum irritation or denture movement.See pricing for Snap-In Dentures above
All-on-4 and Full Mouth Implants for a Complete Smile Transformation
If you’re seeking a comprehensive solution for tooth loss, All-on-4 dentures and Full Mouth Implants offer remarkable results. Unlike traditional dentures, All-on-4 dentures are secured by four dental implants, ensuring enhanced stability and comfort.
Experience the Comfort of All-on-4 Dentures
All-on-4 dentures provide superior retention and comfort compared to conventional dentures. With improved stability, these implant-supported dentures eliminate the need for uncomfortable acrylic “plates” covering the roof of your mouth while eating.
Achieve a Brand New Smile in One Appointment
Our “one smile day” or “smile in a day” procedure offers a complete smile transformation in just one appointment with All-on-4 dentures. Although the term “teeth in a day” can be misleading, our experienced team places four implants along the dental arch (eight for both arches) on the same day as the surgery. You’ll leave our office with a temporary bridge attached to the implants, giving you an immediate set of functional teeth. After four to six months of integration with the jawbone, we will fit you with permanent dentures.
Maintaining Implant Health and Longevity
Regular dental visits are crucial for patients who choose All-on-4 or Full Mouth Implants. Our team recommends professional cleanings and examinations, even if you no longer have natural teeth. Our dental hygienists can thoroughly clean the abutments of implanted teeth without removing the dentures in most cases. Additionally, using a Waterpik (water flosser) effectively cleans dentures and bridges, promoting gum health and preventing infections and periodontal problems that could affect the dental implants.
Dental implants offer numerous advantages beyond preventing bone resorption and maintaining a healthy jaw. They provide a natural appearance and function that closely resembles your original teeth. With implant-supported dentures, you can eat, laugh, and speak with confidence, hardly noticing the replacement of your natural teeth.
Teeth play a crucial role in maintaining facial structure. When teeth are missing, facial tissues lack support, resulting in a more aged and sunken appearance. Dental implants act as natural teeth, preserving jawbone height and structure. By preventing bone resorption, they help prevent premature wrinkles and sagging skin, ensuring a more youthful appearance.
If dental implants are not your preferred choice, various alternatives are available, including:
Not replacing the tooth and leaving a gap
Teeth in a Day for Immediate Smile Enhancement
Our “teeth in a day” procedure allows you to enhance your smile in just one visit. During the procedure, all teeth are extracted, dental implants are carefully placed into the jawbone, and a temporary bridge is attached to maintain the appearance of your teeth while the implants heal. Within four to six months, the temporary bridge is replaced by a permanent zirconia bridge, offering optimal comfort, appearance, and functionality that closely resemble natural teeth.
Video 01:41 | Watch this demonstration video showcasing the transformative All-on-4 or 6 dental implant treatment concept, and envision the incredible results that can be achieved.See pricing for All-on-X (Four or Six) (Teeth in a Day) above