Do you avoid smiling?
Do you avoid raw vegetables?
Is your healthy diet suffering?
All because of missing teeth…
Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. Whether you need one tooth replaced or several, dental implants give you back your smile and your life. Missing teeth can ding your confidence and keep you from eating normally. They also can lead to bone loss in your jaw. Getting them replaced with a dental implant is a solution to all of those issues.
How Dental Implants Work
In place of your missing tooth, an implant is a solid, functional substitute that acts like the root of a tooth usually would to give it stability and strength. It can be a base for other restoration work like a bridge, or can support a replacement tooth that works as a natural tooth would during speaking, eating and any other activity.
Getting dental implants is usually done in two procedures over 6-8 months The first procedure is having the anchoring implant placed in your jaw. That stays in place by itself for a few months to heal and integrate into the surrounding bone. During that time, impressions of your teeth are used to create your replacement tooth. The second procedure takes place when your new tooth is fixed into place with a titanium post or other attachment.
Well cared for implants can last a lifetime making them a great investment. Dental implant treatment has a long history of successful outcomes and is often considered the best treatment option for missing teeth or teeth that have had to be removed.
When Implants Are the Best Option
Dental implants can do a great job of replacing a single tooth. They also can support other dental work you may need, like bridges or partial dentures. If you're missing multiple teeth, partial dentures may be an additional step to get your teeth functioning well. In either case, implants provide the structure and support needed for you to go on with normal daily life.
Dr. Gould has years of experience performing implant procedures from his Racine office. He will be happy to answer your questions about implants and the benefits they offer.
The benefits of dental implants include:
Minimally invasive and comfortable
Natural looking, "rock-solid" replacement teeth
Missing Teeth Impact Health
When you're missing a tooth, chewing and eating can become a problem. Dental implants lead to better overall health by allowing you to eat a wider variety of healthy foods you may be avoiding, like raw vegetables and other crunchy or tough foods. They can allow you to eat your favorite foods comfortably and without embarrassment. Another issue for people who are missing teeth is loss of bone in the area. Implant dentistry helps to preserve other surrounding teeth and jawbone and can secure removable dentures.
Your Smile is Important
Implants can provide you with a radiant smile, improving your self-esteem and confidence. Can you see yourself smiling front and center in your next family photograph? We can! With dental implants, you'll have the confidence to talk, smile and laugh freely without hiding your mouth or worrying about your missing teeth. Contact our Racine dental office at 262-633-0080 to learn how we can help.
This page has been reviewed for medical accuracy by Dr. Ken Gould, a Racine-area dentist since 2005 and a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.
Make an appointment at our Racine dental office today to learn more about dental implants and how they can help you take a bigger "bite" out of life.
Dr. Gould has been a Racine dentist since 2005 and has been practicing dentistry for nearly four decades. He takes pride in providing patients with the best care possible, keeping current with the best emerging dental technologies and methods of care to ensure a comfortable experience for his patients. Dr. Gould’s treatment philosophy centers on delivering friendly, compassionate dental care that’s always in the patient’s best interest and never rushed.
If you’re ready to take the next step towards better dental health, book an appointment with us today to experience the Gould Dentistry difference.