Are you missing one or more teeth? You’re not alone.
Dental implants are fast becoming the preferred treatment option for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. Dental implants are the modern way to permanently replace missing teeth – without all the fitment and cleaning issues you have with tradtional dentures. At Wanlass Dental we have the experience and training to offer you the perfect solution in restoring your overall oral health.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants look and feel like your own natural teeth, especially with our custom-crafted crowns! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.
Eat with Confidence
Dental implants help keep all of your teeth in place by strengthening and maintaining your existing jaw bone which prevents surrounding teeth from shifting and coming loose. This allows you to eat all the foods you love with confidence, knowing that your teeth will remain firmly in place.
Preserve Surrounding Teeth
A dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge. Dental implants provide permanent restoration without damaging your surrounding teeth. By leaving more of your own natural teeth untouched, it provides a significant long-term benefit to your overall oral health!
Treat your dental implants just like your natural teeth – just brush, use your water-flosser and visit us for regular cleanings. Single tooth implants are more esthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge or dentures and require no soaking or messy adhesives!
Long Lasting Restoration
Traditional dentures wear out and often need to be replaced, whereas implants integrate with your jaw for a comfortable, permanent replacement.
What are the Advantages over a Bridge?
Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate). Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base of the bridge becomes exposed. Resorbed bone beneath the bridge can lead to an unattractive smile. And, the cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge.
Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep your bone healthy and intact. In addition to preventing bone loss, dental implants look natural and are easier to clean. A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. As the area heals, the implant fuses to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. The implant acts a lot like a natural tooth root and stimulates bone growth to prevent deterioration. Once the implant has fused to the jawbone sufficiently, we connect an abutment to the implant to support the crown. The crown is the visible portion of the tooth replacement and is crafted to match your teeth for a natural look.
Some advantages of single tooth implants are:
- Fast: In some cases the implant can be placed the same day as the extraction
- Safe: May be placed where other types of implants don’t fit. Single tooth implants require less space and promote bone growth
- Comfortable: The implants are minimally invasive and when paired with low-level laser treatment, pain and healing times are greatly reduced