Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dr. Whitehouse is pleased to offer Dental Implants

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If you are missing even a single tooth, it’s important to choose some way to have that tooth replaced. If you don’t, 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.

Dental implants at Derby Dental

Top Reasons to Visit Derby Dental for Implants

  • One reason that many patients choose dental implants is because they are a permanent solution and are very much like getting brand new natural teeth
  • It’s important to replace missing teeth to avoid the problems that can arise as a result
  • Dr. Whitehouse and her trained staff of dental professionals can complete the entire process involved in getting dental implants right here in our Austin, TX office

The Procedure Involved with Implants

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!

Why It’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth

If you are missing even a single tooth, over the course of time, your other teeth will shift in place, attempting to fill in the gap left behind by the missing tooth. This can cause discomfort in your jaw. It can also negatively impact your ability to chew food and speak normally. If you have several missing teeth and choose not to replace them, the shape of your face may actually change over time. Needless to say, it’s important to replace missing teeth, and there are several methods that can accomplish that. Dr. Whitehouse will help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you.

Find Our Office

To find our more information about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitehouse, contact our Austin, TX office today.

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