Dental implants are the closet solution in the industry to offering exact replacements to missing teeth. Unlike crowns and bridges, which require the preparation and usage of surrounding teeth, or dentures, which may require the removal of surrounding teeth, dental implants leave adjacent teeth alone and address only the issue at hand: missing teeth.
While dental implants are ideal for replacing an individual missing tooth among a cluster of healthy teeth, they can be used to replace multiple teeth, especially for patients who want a different option than crowns, bridges, and partial or complete dentures. At Willow Chase Dentistry, we’ve helped many patients restore their smiles with dental implants, and we can evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
Dental Implants Are Permanent Solutions to Missing Teeth
Dental implants work similarly to implant-supported dentures. First, your dentist will attach metal posts or frames inside your mouth, including your jawbone and gums. Then, dental implants will be mounted into those posts. The implants look and feel just like real teeth. Over time, the implants can even fuse with your jawbone, making them essentially identically both aesthetically and functionally to real teeth.
However, dental implants aren’t for everyone. Ideal candidates must possess excellent oral health and hygiene with healthy gums and strong jawbones. If all requirements are met, patients can receive a permanent solution to missing teeth with minimal to no drawbacks after installation.
Replace a Single Tooth or Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants
While many patients get dental implants to replace just a single tooth, their versatility means they can be used in lieu of bridges, partial dentures, and even complete dentures. Because of their permanent nature, dental implants are perfect for patients who want a “fix it and forget it” solution to missing teeth. Once installed, they act and feel just like real teeth, and they’re designed to last just as long with proper oral hygiene and regular cleaning.
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Because of their permanent nature, it’s vital that you get a dental team that understands all the prep work that goes into making sure dental implants are successful and problem-free. When the procedure is performed correctly, patients can enjoy beautiful new smiles with none of the drawbacks that can occur with other teeth-replacement solutions.
The team of dental professionals at Willow Chase Dentistry is dedicated to building beautiful smiles for patients like you with the least amount of downtime. Don’t let missing, broken, or chipped teeth erode your self-confidence and self-esteem any longer. Set up an appointment today.