One of the most popular methods to replace missing teeth are dental implants. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, several teeth, or you need an entire set of dentures, implant technology is as close to getting one or more brand new natural teeth as modern dentistry will allow. Because so many people prefer dental implants to replace missing teeth, Dr. Russell offers implant restoration as one of the many services he provides to his patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
What is an Implant?
An implant consists of a metal rod (usually made from titanium) that is inserted into the patient’s jaw. After a period of months, the implant fuses to the bone tissue. Once that is complete, Dr. Russell can affix a crown (restoration) to the post. The result is a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. There is no need for special treatment by the patient – in fact, after receiving an implant and the restoration crown(s), the patient can enjoy all types of foods and simply needs to brush and floss as they normally would, as well as visiting their dentist on a regular basis for oral exams and professional cleaning.
Types of Implant Restorations
Dr. Russell provides a variety of implant restoration services. In some instances, an implant may consist of the metal rod with only one crown attached to the top. Other implants can accommodate several teeth (a fixed bridge), and another type can act as an anchors for an entire set of false teeth (fixed dentures). Whatever type of implant you have, Dr. Russell can provide you with one or more entirely natural-looking crown restorations that replace missing teeth and function exactly as your natural teeth would.
Dear patients and friends,
I have come to a difficult decision to step away from my dental practice after 30 years in Austin and 41 total years of practicing dentistry. I have enjoyed getting to know and treat every one of you making this decision even more difficult. Retirement will open new opportunities for me and my wife Linda, and we wish every patient the best going forward.
Our website has a form for requesting copies of your treatment records, as well as radiographs which you can print, complete, and either mail or email back to me. I will mail or email those copies to you or to your choice of dental offices within 15 days of receipt of the completed request for a nominal fee of $25. I am required by the State Board of Dental Examiners to maintain patient records for 5 years after the last dental visit on record before disposing of them.
Merrill Russell, DDS