By Oakwood Hills Family Dental
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Have you experienced tooth loss due to an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues? Dental implants, offered by your Eau Claire, WI, dentists, Drs. Terrence Miskulin and Courtney Reich of Oakwood Hills Family Dental, can restore your lost teeth—read on to learn more!

Dental implants replace your roots

Dental implants are synthetic posts that replace your tooth roots once they've been added to your jawbone. Implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal commonly used for joint replacements. Thanks to the metal's unique ability to bond to bone, your new roots will become securely attached to your jawbone in three to six months.

Crowns complete the restoration of missing teeth

Dental crowns add the finishing touches to your new teeth. The restorations are made from an impression of your mouth and replace the parts of your teeth you see when you look in the mirror. Crowns are attached to the tops of implants with small screws called abutments.

Implants offer a comfortable restoration option

Although your new tooth will be artificial, it will feel just like your natural teeth thanks to its strong synthetic roots. This means that you'll be able to chew foods with ease and that your new teeth won't slip, slide, or irritate your gums due to being securely attached to your jawbone.

There are virtually no limits with dental implants

Implants are just as effective at replacing all of your teeth as they are at restoring a single lost tooth. Implant-supported dentures can be attached to as few as four dental implants per arch and offer excellent biting power. If you've lost a few teeth in a row, you could benefit from an implant-supported bridge.

As long as you're in good oral and general health, implants offer an excellent way to improve your smile. Furthermore, caring for dental implants is simple. In fact, keeping your implants in good condition only involves brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting our dentist for biannual checkups.

Interested? Call our Eau Claire office today

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call your Eau Claire, WI, dentists, Drs. Terrence Miskulin and Courtney Reich of Oakwood Hills Family Dental, at (715) 834-5882 to schedule an appointment.