Dental Implant Placements
Dental Implants Replace Lost or Missing Teeth
- Have you lost a tooth?
- Have you experienced significant tooth decay and a filling or crown isn't an option?
- Has a bad bicycle accident left a gap in your smile?
No matter the circumstances, there’s no need to worry. A dental implant might be the right solution for you. Whether you are missing one tooth or several, replacing missing teeth with dental implants is one of the most comfortable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing solutions available in modern dentistry.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a favorable treatment because they:
- Replace missing teeth and restore your ability to speak and eat.
- Look just like a natural tooth, improving your smile’s aesthetic appeal.
- Support ideal bone density allowing for weight-bearing activities like chewing.
- Work as an anchor to stabilize the surrounding teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants repair your ability to chew and speak naturally because they are surgically positioned in the jawbone, just like real teeth. The procedure is quite common and very effective.
First, Dr. Wooten will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon to place a metal post into your jawbone. The post is positioned beneath your gums to provide stable support for the artificial tooth. Your personalized treatment plan will dictate the length of time before your final, permanent crown is placed. When that time comes, Dr. Wooten will place the crown and provide any additional care you need.
It may take anywhere from three to four months for your mouth to fully heal from the procedure. Regular follow-up visits are important so that Dr. Wooten can monitor your progress. Dental implants are known as the most permanent tooth replacement solution because as your mouth heals, your jaw and gums heal around the post.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
At Wooten Dentistry, we believe strongly in finding the right treatment plan for each patient. This means considering an individual’s overall health.
You might be a good candidate for dental implants if you:
- Are in good health
- Have healthy gums
- Hold enough bone to anchor the implants in your jaw
- Are committed to caring for implanted teeth
If you’d like to learn more about whether dental implants may be the ideal solution for you, please contact our office via phone, email, or schedule an appointment online.
Interested in learning more about dental implants?
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your last check up, there’s no need to fret – we are here to help! We can get back on track with your dental care. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.