Having a single missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth can be a major burden for function … and, unfortunately, make it embarrassing to smile. If you’re living in Racine WI, you can find great, beautiful replacement teeth at North Bay Dental.
No one wants to think about losing their teeth, but it’s something that can happen, especially as we age. So you need to find a great dental office that can treat your dental needs. You can find that at North Bay Dental. Give us a call today at 262-417-7326.
Today we want to share some information about dental implants. Recently dental implants have emerged as the strongest tooth replacement option in dentistry, and you need to know how they can improve your smile and tooth function. Whether you have one missing tooth or you’re missing all of your natural teeth, dental implants can help.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are typically made from titanium, a material that naturally fuses with bone. Unlike dentures, which sit on the gums, dental implants are placed into the bone. You can imagine the difference in stability! Once placed, dental implants take about three to four months to heal. Once the recovery is finished, we can place your permanent restorations. Here are a few quick facts about our implants:
- Dental implants nearly match the power of your natural teeth
- We can place implants with a 98 percent success rate
- Implants stop jawbone recession (this recession occurs naturally after teeth are lost)
- Implants restore your youthful appearance
- Implants can last a lifetime with proper care
- Implants do not get cavities
In short, implants are strong and durable! They are also extremely versatile. We can restore dental implants with a crown, bridge, or full arches of permanent teeth.
How implants can restore your entire mouth
Even though dental implants provide more strength than any other replacement tooth, dentures are still the most common way to restore your entire mouth. The reason is because most dentists can provide dentures, and few dentists offer dental implants. The problem with dentures is that they rest on the gums or rely on suction or adhesives to stay in the mouth. It’s common for people with dentures to see their appliance shift around in the mouth. Plus, there is a huge reduction in biting force compared with your natural teeth. Most dentists agree that dentures provide, at best, about half the biting force of natural teeth.
That’s why we have introduced many patients to dental implants, specially a treatment called All-on-4. The All-on-4 dental implants are placed around the arch and then restored with permanent teeth that resemble bridges. These teeth are permanent and can only be removed by your dentist. With our All-on-4 dental implants, you can eat whatever you want and rest assured that your teeth will never dislodge.
The biggest con when it comes to dental implants is the cost. These tools are expensive, but consider the value. No tooth replacement option in dentistry comes close to matching the power or versatility of dental implants.
If you have missing teeth or major dental problems, we’d love to help you overcome your issues. You can schedule an in-depth consultation with our team by calling us at 262-417-7326.