What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are becoming the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that heals into your bone and gums to replace the root of a tooth. A crown can then be attached to that implant to provide a new tooth that is as close to a real tooth as modern dentistry can offer.

Crowns are not the only option for restoring a dental implant. Patients who are missing several teeth or who are completely edentulous (missing all their teeth) can also benefit from dental implants. We can use dental implants to hold a fixed bridge in place or even secure a set of dentures so that you never have to worry about them coming loose again.

Even better, because dental implants become a part of your anatomy, they function similarly to your natural roots and help stimulate the jawbone, reducing recession and bone loss. This is a huge advantage of dental implants that can’t be replicated with other tooth replacement options that are designed to sit above the gumline.

Are dental implants right for you? Call and ask for a consultation with Dr. Christopher Wahlers. He will examine your teeth and gums and determine whether you could benefit from a dental implant.