it’s important to replace missing teeth, and there are several methods that can accomplish that.
If you are missing even a single tooth, it’s important to choose some way to have that tooth replaced.
If you don’t receive a dental implant when needed, your other teeth may shift in place to fill in the gap left behind by your missing tooth. When your teeth shift out of their normal positions, a variety of problems can result. For many patients with one or more missing teeth, dental implants are a great choice. Dr. Whitehouse is pleased to offer dental implants to her patients throughout the Austin, TX area.
There’s no doubt about it – the procedure involved in getting an implant is quite lengthy. The implant itself is comprised of an artificial tooth that is attached to an artificial root. The first step in the process is to implant the root into the jawbone of the patient. After the root fuses to the jawbone (usually a period of several months), the artificial tooth is attached. The end result is very much like getting a brand new natural tooth!