At Valenta Dental, we offer dental implants, artificial tooth root replacements surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. The implant is fused with the bone and provides a stable foundation for attaching a prosthetic dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Since implants integrate into the structure of your jaw, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. This helps maintain the natural shape of your face and avoid premature wrinkles around your mouth and lips.
Dental implants also improve oral function by allowing patients to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine. Patients with dental implants do not have to worry about removing their prostheses for cleaning — they can brush and floss as normal teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
They support the natural bone structure of the face. When you lose a tooth, the bone structure beneath it begins to atrophy. Implants help to prevent this by acting like tooth roots that stimulate the jawbone and keep it healthy. The implant posts also provide the stimulation needed to maintain the health of your surrounding teeth.
They help to restore oral function. Losing even a single tooth can interfere with your ability to eat and speak properly. With implants, you can chew normally and enjoy your food without pain or discomfort. You also avoid speech impediments and the need for adhesive false teeth.
When you have a missing tooth, it affects the appearance of your smile. Often, a simple prosthetic doesn’t help because of the apparent difference between it and your other teeth. An implant restoration looks more natural, so no one can tell which tooth is an implant.
Caring for an implant is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Brush twice daily and floss daily to prevent plaque from developing around your teeth. In addition, you may need to come in for professional cleanings and examinations every six months.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants are extremely safe when performed by a trained professional. The implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that doesn’t trigger any allergies or side effects. Titanium mimics natural tooth enamel, so it also doesn’t cause any interference with how the teeth function.
An oral surgeon will place the dental implant into the jawbone and then allow the implant to heal and integrate with the bone. Once the bone around the implant has healed, your dentist will attach an abutment to the titanium post. The dentist will then crown the abutment, completing your dental implant.
Dental implants are incredibly durable, too. As long as you practice good oral hygiene habits at home and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are a popular and effective tooth replacement option for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to decay, gum disease, or injury. Contact Valenta Dental at 1838 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI 54143, or call (715) 735-5626 to learn more about dental implants.