If you have gaps in your mouth due to missing teeth, you can restore your smile with dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. They will not come loose or fall out once installed. They also look and function just like natural teeth so no one will even know they’re replacements. At Avenue Dental Group, Dr. Brian Stark and Dr. Thomas Dudley, your dentists in Menomonee Falls, WI, can help you decide if dental implants are right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace missing teeth and their roots and can be installed by a dentist in Menomonee Falls. There are three parts to a dental implant: the metal implant, an abutment and dental crown. The implant is surgically drilled into the jaw bone and sits below the gum line just like a natural tooth root. The dental crown sits above the gum line and serves as the replacement tooth. It can be used to bite and chew just like a natural tooth. The abutment connects the crown to the implant and is not seen once installation is complete.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several benefits of choosing dental implants over other teeth replacement options. One of the most exciting benefits is restoring your smile by eliminating gaps where teeth were previously missing. Many patients even report experiencing a boost in confidence with their renewed smile. Another major benefit of dental implants is that they are permanent. Unlike dentures and other removable or temporary tooth replacement options, dental implants are permanently affixed in the mouth and cannot fall out or come loose.
Dental implants function like regular teeth so you can bite, chew and eat food normally. Additionally, dental implants are easily cared for just like natural teeth. Brush and floss daily just as you would your natural teeth. Regular dental visits will also help keep your dental implants in good shape. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you are missing teeth, your Menomonee Falls, WI, dentist can restore your smile with dental implants. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stark or Dr. Dudley, contact Avenue Dental Group at (262) 251-6555.