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Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Austin, TX (Lakeway and Bastrop Areas)

We offer a compassionate environment where each treatment plan is individually tailored to the patient’s needs.

Our affordable dental implants are ideal for patients with a missing tooth or teeth, as well as denture-wearers who want to restore the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Regardless of how many teeth a patient is missing, dental implants help them eat and speak with confidence and comfort. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

By getting dental implants from our Lakeway or Bastrop locations, you will be able to improve your quality of life and health. Our patients have experienced a high success rate with implants and, in general, that rate can be found at 98%. Implants will also last you many years, if not a lifetime, thanks to their durability.

Dr. Alford even takes on a large percentage of immediate implant placements (extraction and implant at the same time). This saves a patient three or more months of time, as well as eliminates the need for surgery.

What are Dental Implants?

Implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing and act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Heart of Texas Oral Surgery offers a variety of implant options at varying prices. If you would prefer a metal-free option, we provide zirconia implants that hold up well against wear and corrosion.

What is the Purpose of Dental Implants?

  • Restore a patient’s smile to give confidence
  • Improve chewing ability for better nutrition
  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Improves speech
  • Preserve facial structure
  • May support a denture, a more economical and comfortable treatment than adhesive retained dentures

The Surgical Procedure

For most patients, the placement of dental implants in Bastrop and Lakeway involves two surgical procedures. First, the posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. For three to six months following surgery, the implants beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Our doctors will uncover the implants and attach small posts that will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.


All-on-4™ Treatment Concept 

The All-On-4™ Treatment concept is an advanced procedure that provides patients with missing teeth with a fast, cost-effective fixed restoration. Four or more individual implants are placed in one jaw to support a full-arch prosthesis, providing edentulous patients with an affordable, comfortable, pleasing solution.

With more traditional approaches, eight to ten implants are required to replace an entire jaw with teeth, and other procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lifts were necessary. The All-On-4™ Treatment concept eliminates the need for these more invasive and costly techniques, meaning you come out with the most affordable dental implants in the Austin area.

With our in-office 3D imaging system we have the capability to see detailed images of a patient’s jaw, allowing us to make an accurate and predictable diagnosis with enhanced treatment planning. We are proud to offer this new, advanced, state-of-the-art technology.



Teeth-in-a-Day™, also known as Teeth-in-an-Hour™, is a revolutionary technique developed by Nobel Biocare™ that allows the placement of dental implants and temporary crowns on the same day.

Our doctors include a select group of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Austin (Lakeway and Bastrop areas) trained in the cutting-edge new technique for dental implants called Teeth-in-a-Day™. It may be the best solution for people that have missing or damaged teeth in one or both arches (jaws). Historically, patients would have multiple surgeries over the course of four to nine months to obtain what now may be completed in one day. This exciting procedure provides patients with functional and natural-looking teeth in a relatively short amount of time.

Using digital images and advanced virtual computer modeling, a pre-manufactured prosthesis can now be made in advance of surgery with utmost precision. The Teeth-in-a-Day™ computer-guided dental implant surgery that follows is extremely accurate and safe. Major decisions of the treatment plan are made between the oral surgeon and restorative dentist. Our office specializes in creating a seamless experience for both the patient and the restorative doctor throughout the dental implant process in Bastrop and Lakeway.

As a result, the surgery is even easier and quicker with the Teeth-in-a-Day™ procedure. Patients often leave the chair faster with affordable teeth implants in place in a minimum amount of time.


Denture Preparation

Extractions & Surgery – Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. Some patients may require minor oral surgery treatment before receiving a partial or complete denture in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. This treatment may involve one or more of the following procedures:

  • Extraction of teeth
  • Exposure of impacted teeth
  • Smoothing and reshaping of bone
  • Bony ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Bone or soft tissue grafting to optimize ridge shape and/or dimensions