In the past, if you were unfortunate enough to lose a tooth, you were left with only a few options. Bridges were, and still are, a common solution to the problem. However, some people may find that dental implants are a better fit to replace their missing teeth.  

What Are Dental Implants?  

Dental implants are ideal for replacing just one tooth or an entire mouth full of teeth. They may also be used to anchor dentures in the mouth for a permanent or semi-permanent appliance. They are ideal for these situations because of their sturdy, long-lasting design. Implants are made of three main pieces: the root, the crown, and the abutment that connects the two together. The root is often made of surgical-grade titanium, which strongly bonds to the bone in a process known as osseointegration. The screw-like design of the titanium root strongly grips the bone, and with osseiointegration, creates a bond that can last for decades.  The crown, like those commonly used in other dental procedures, is made to match your existing teeth, so no one would ever expect that they were not your natural teeth.  

 Benefits of Implants  

 The benefits of Implants are undeniable. These include the following:  

 ·         Easy to care for – simply brush and floss like you do for your normal teeth
 ·         Maintained jaw health
 ·         Look and feel like natural teeth
 ·         Prevents complications associated with missing teeth  

 Some may say that dental implant cost is a deterrent to their use, but that is measuring the entire system strictly by cost and not by value. Many other procedures and devices may provide patients with quality service that lasts between 10 and 15 years. Dental implants, when well-maintained and properly treated, can last for 50 years or more.   

Ignoring missing teeth can have serious consequences. Instead, regain your smile and your confidence with the help of dental implants. If you would like to learn more about receiving dental implants in Racine and Burlington, WI, contact our Racine Office at (262) 510-0414and schedule an appointment today!