A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a titanium post our Wyoming oral surgeon inserts into the jawbone.
Once the implant is in place and bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, our dentist places an abutment and dental implant crown on top. To be a candidate for dental implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.
You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10 to 20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than dental bridges since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
During your consultation with our Wyoming family dentist, he will be able to let you know what will happen during the dental implants procedure and the different types of dental implants. He will also be able to let you know the pros and cons of dental implants, compared to other tooth restoration procedures.
Dr. Helmus DDS at River Ridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles after tooth loss. If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for dental implants, call our Wyoming family dentistry at (616) 538-7320.