For most patients who’ve lost one or more teeth, Dr. Van Wicklen often recommends replacing lost teeth with an appropriate number of dental implants. The titanium root devices are surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the roots of your missing teeth, and can be used to restore your smile whether you’ve lost one, several,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Dental Implants
What Difference Do Dental Implants Make?
Tooth replacement comes in different forms for different people, assuming they choose to replace their lost teeth at all. Patients who’ve lost several or all of their teeth have different needs than patients who’ve only lost one or two of theirs. Dental implants, however, can be combined with a dental crown, bridge, partial, or complete… Read more »
Have You Lost a Tooth? Your Austin TX Dentist Can Help.
Losing a tooth can be very alarming. After all, once you are past your primary teeth, there are no replacements left for adult teeth. However, if you have lost a tooth, don’t fret. Your Austin TX dentist, Dr. Steven Van Wicklen, can replace it with a lifelike prosthetic that can blend in with your natural… Read more »
Austin TX Dentist: Three Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
Have you lost a tooth recently? Are you looking for a replacement for your missing tooth? If so, dental implants may be the answer to your dental problems. Dental implants are very popular among patients and dentists alike and are often referred to as the “gold standard” for tooth replacement. To learn more about dental… Read more »
Austin Dentist Restores Teeth with Dental Crowns
The tooth enamel coating our teeth is the hardest substance in the human body. Unfortunately, despite the strength of our outer enamel, teeth can still become cracked, chipped, or riddled with decay. When this occurs, your Austin dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen, may recommend a dental crown to restore your tooth and prevent infection. In today’s… Read more »
Austin Dentist Explains the Benefits of Dental Implants
Tooth loss is traumatic. Your smile looks and operates its best when all of your teeth are present, and losing even one can throw your entire bite off balance and have other negative impacts on your oral health. Luckily, there are myriad options for you to replace your lost teeth, whether you’ve lost one, some,… Read more »
You Don’t Have to Tolerate Tooth Loss
Unless you’re a hockey player, a missing tooth is probably not a badge of honor. Your teeth can be lost to disease, decay, trauma (such as in the case of a hockey player), or a number of other reasons, but natural causes is not one of them. Your teeth were meant to last a lifetime,… Read more »
FAQs for Dental Implants in Austin
What makes up a dental implant? A dental implant is made of two parts. A biocompatible, titanium rod allows the implant to become fused to the jawbone securely. The other half of the artificial tooth is the porcelain crown, which is the only exposed portion of the dental implant. This part of the restoration is made… Read more »