Dental implants can restore your smile when there are gaps where teeth are missing. As one of the most secure and long term methods for replacing missing teeth, implants are a versatile treatment can be used with crowns, implant-supported overdentures, or bridgework when replacing teeth.
At Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, our skilled dentists, Dr. Brian Stark and Dr. Thomas Dudley, can help you restore your smile with dental implants—read on to learn how.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a long term and secure method for restoring your smile by replacing missing teeth and their roots. Dental implants are placed below the gum line directly in the jaw bone and function like a tooth root. They can hold several types of artificial teeth in place, including crowns, bridges, or implant-supported overdentures. A crown is placed over a dental implant when replacing one tooth at a time. Bridges and overdentures are used when replacing multiple teeth, in which case several dental implants are needed.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The benefits of restoring your smile with dental implants are numerous. In addition to closing the gaps in your smile, dental implants are a long-lasting and secure tooth replacement option. Placing dental implants directly in bone makes them extremely secure because the implants and bone fuse together over the course of several months. Additionally, permanently fusing with bone means the dental implants can last indefinitely.
Dental implants are also beneficial because they can reduce or reverse some of the side effects associated with tooth loss, including changes in speech, facial sagging, and excess strain on the remaining natural teeth. Speech can be altered of the tongue slips into the gaps where there are no teeth when speaking. Facial sagging can occur when there are too few teeth to support the muscles of the face. Excess strain occurs as the remaining teeth compensate for missing ones. Restoring your smile with dental implants can resolve many of these problems.
Interested? Give Us a Call
Dental implants are an excellent way to securely restore your smile long term. To learn if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stark or Dr. Dudley, our knowledgeable dentists, by calling Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee at (262) 251-6555.