Dental Implants Specialist

My Dentist

Christine Hervas, DDS

General Dentist located in Austin, TX

If you lose one or several permanent teeth, dental implants provide a long-lasting, durable replacement option. At My Dentist, general dentist Christine Hervas, DDS, regularly coordinates dental implant placement with oral surgeons in the area. Once you receive your implants, Dr. Hervas can take impressions and have a dental lab create custom dental restorations. To make an appointment, call the practice in Austin, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small, screw-like posts placed into your jaw. Following placement, the implants integrate with your bone, providing a base for restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.

Dental implants are the toughest type of restoration. With routine care, regular teeth cleaning, and good oral hygiene, they can last the rest of your life.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer many benefits, including:

  • Easier biting and chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • Improved oral health
  • Confidence
  • Durability

Dental implants are also easy to clean. Since they look and function like your natural teeth, all you have to do is brush them twice daily and visit My Dentist once every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

What is the process of getting dental implants?

Getting dental implants takes several months and a series of appointments, but it doesn’t all occur at My Dentist.

First visit

Before recommending implants, Dr. Hervas conducts an oral exam and takes digital X-rays. If she determines you’re a candidate, Dr. Hervas coordinates a dental implant placement procedure with the team at 8118 Dental Professionals.

Dental implant placement

Dental implant placement occurs at a surgical facility. Before the procedure begins, your oral surgeon administers a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. Afterward, they insert the dental implants into your jawbone.

Following the procedure, your surgeon prescribes antibiotics and pain medications. They also provide at-home care instructions.

Second visit

When the implants finish integrating with your bone, you return to My Dentist. Dr. Hervas takes digital impressions of your mouth and sends your impressions to a dental facility that creates your crowns, bridge, or implant-retained dentures.

Third visit

When the dental facility completes your restoration, you visit Dr. Hervas for the last time. She attaches your restorations to your dental implants and polishes them. 

Do dental implants require regular care?

Yes. To ensure your dental implants function optimally, it’s important to take care of them. Dr. Hervas recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, visiting My Dentist every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning, and wearing a mouthguard to protect your restorations from chips, cracks, or other damage.

To explore the benefits of dental implants, make an appointment at My Dentist by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.