Teeth can be lost because of trauma, dental decay, or gum disease. There are many different ways in which missing teeth can be replaced. Dentures have been used for hundreds of years and are the most common option for patients missing most or all of their teeth. Dental bridges are another replacement option for missing teeth. More recently, dental implants have become more popular because they look, act, and feel more natural than other tooth replacement options. An implant does not involve preparation of the adjoining teeth, it is immune to decay, and it looks and feels more like a natural tooth. Implants may be used to support a denture, crowns, or bridge work.
If you’ve lost a tooth, you may be a candidate for an implant replacement. The most widely used method is a “2-stage procedure.” In stage one the titanium implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone. This is then followed by a 3 to 6 month healing phase. During this phase bone and tissue grow into the implant and it becomes integrated into the jaw. At the second stage, the implant is exposed and an abutment is placed, which supports the new replacement tooth.
Why not schedule a no cost consultation at our office to see whether you are a good candidate for an implant. Come in and learn more about this modern method of tooth replacement.
Even though in some cases the implant process takes several months, there are many situations where we can achieve an “immediate” implant/tooth restoration. Implants provide a strong foundation for dentures, crowns, or bridges that are made to match your natural teeth. Implants can provide improved appearance and function, and are the most permanent tooth replacement technique currently available. Currently implants have a success rate of over 95%.
Dr. Mervyn Yankelson, B.D.S., M.Sc.
6800 Westgate Blvd., Suite 136
Austin, TX 78745
(Conveniently located at The Marketplace Austin at Westgate)
Hours of Operation:
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday - Sunday: on call
When you visit our office, you can be sure that you’re in good hands. Our Austin office has been locally owned and operated for more than 30 years, and we have many long-term staff members that have been with us for much of that time. Dr. Mervyn Yankelson, B.D.S., M.Sc. is a highly trained Prosthodontist who offers restorative dentistry services, including implants, dentures, and veneers. He also has graduate training in treating more complex cases like full-mouth reconstruction...Read More
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We understand that when you have a serious dental issue, you need a doctor who can provide outstanding, compassionate service. We strive to provide you with the best possible experience during your Prosthodontic services...