Missing teeth? Losing one or more tooth? Dental implants restore natural function and beauty to your teeth.
Put simply, dental implants use metal posts to lock down or secure a false tooth (or teeth) on top. Titanium screws are secured to your jawbone to provide lasting anchors to your teeth.
You’ll get a full set of permanent, natural-looking teeth in just one visit.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is used to replace missing teeth. There are three parts to a dental implant:
- A titanium screw which gets inserted into your jawbone and serves as a replacement for the root of your missing tooth
- A small metal post, or abutment, which attaches to the titanium screw
- A dental crown which attaches to the abutment and serves as your prosthetic tooth
Dental implants can replace an individual tooth or multiple teeth on both your upper and lower jaws. They provide you with a highly stable and durable restoration which looks and functions just like your natural tooth.
Dr. Winterholler also offers the modern full mouth implant solution for replacing a whole arch of teeth.
Put simply, the revolutionary technique secures four dental implants in your jaw to replace a whole arch of teeth. Using fewer implants reduces your healing time, bone density requirements and cost. Most patients regain 90% of their chewing ability after just one.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures or Bridges
Dentures and dental bridges are options for replacing missing teeth, however, they do not replace the root of the missing teeth. Dentures and bridges also are not always permanent, have slippage or need upgrades over the years. Dental implants are built to last a lifetime.
Unlike dentures or dental bridges, dental implants provide these benefits:
- The root of the tooth is replaced to prevent shrinking of the gum tissue and jawbones
- The implant is the same shape and size as your tooth’s root
- Replacement of the tooth’s root prevents the neighboring teeth from shifting
- No strain is placed on other teeth like with dental bridges
- Allows for individual replacement teeth to be replaced if damage occurs
- The implant is permanent and does not require removal for eating
- Implants do not move or shift while speaking
- The care needed for implants is the same as your natural teeth
- A long-lasting and durable solution to missing teeth
Contact Your Dental Implant Dentist Today
Restoring your smile is important for your dental health, self-confidence and well-being. Contact us today for a FREE consultation about how dental implants can restore your smile. Consult includes a FREE 3D scan of your mouth, a $750 value.