Dental implants replace both your natural tooth and its root. Your dentist often suggests an implant when you’re missing a single tooth. When you’re missing multiple teeth in a row, they may recommend an implant-supported bridge or dentures.
At Weishaar & Weber Dentistry, your dentist may recommend an implant because it provides stronger the support than traditional tooth replacement options.
When you see your dentist for a dental implant, they place a titanium cylinder in your jaw bone, which anchors your new tooth in your mouth, forming a strong, solid bond. Over the next six months, your jaw heals, fusing to the cylinder (a process called osseointegration).
After your jaw and gums heal, your dentist connects a prosthetic called an abutment. A mold of the abutment is created, then a custom-built crown is made. Your dentist secures this crown to your abutment.
Anyone who’s missing a tooth and looking for a replacement should consider dental implants. Your dentist at Weishaar & Weber Dentistry examines your teeth, jaw, and gums, and determines if you’re an appropriate candidate.
They may request dental imaging, including X-rays, panoramic films, or 3D CT scans, to assess whether your jawbone is strong and healthy enough for dental implants. In many cases, a bone graft is necessary before placing the implant.
Dental implants offer more support than other options, including full or partial dentures and cemented bridges, and provide multiple benefits, such as:
While dental implants improve your smile, the procedure has non-cosmetic applications. Dental implants can improve the function of your jaw and teeth, and because the replacement tooth is independently rooted in your jaw, much like a natural tooth, it doesn’t impact or affect your other teeth.
If missing teeth are impacting your smile, find a solution at Weishaar & Weber Dentistry. Call the office today to schedule your appointment or book it online.
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