A dental implant is a permanent solution to a missing tooth or teeth. A dental implant is a metal post inserted into your jawbone to replace a missing tooth root. A crown or bridge is affixed to this post via an abutment.
Implants are an effective solution for people who have lost a tooth due to decay, gum disease, or injury.
If you’re a candidate for dental implants, you can be confident that they’re a superior choice compared with dentures, which often slip and slide and compromise speech and chewing. Dental implants use state-of-the-art materials and fill in gaps in your smile, functionally and aesthetically.
Dental implants offer the following benefits:
Dental implants don’t slip or need messy adhesives. They eliminate the need for partial dentures, provide support for implant-supported dentures, and won’t affect neighboring teeth. You can have an implant to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.
After an evaluation of your oral health, the dental team can determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. They consider if:
The team reviews all the pros and cons of dental implants to help you decide if they’re an option for missing teeth.
The team at WPD Dental Group has years of experience in placing dental implants. These are long-lasting restorations. Ensure they stay with you for a lifetime by practicing proper hygiene. That means maintaining good habits such as brushing your teeth twice per day with a soft brush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Floss every day.
Dental implants are permanently set in your mouth and act like natural teeth — you don’t have to remove them to keep them clean.
Choosing a dental implant to replace a missing tooth changes your smile and your life. To learn more, book an appointment online with WPD Dental Group or schedule with a phone call.