You may have heard about dental implant restorations but not know all of the important details about them. At Wayne Dental Care, we’re pleased to offer dental implants because it’s neither good for your dental health nor your smile to have an empty space where a tooth used to be. With our dental implant restorations in Wayne, you can address that missing
tooth with a replacement that both looks and feels like a natural tooth. When you discover the advantages, it’s easy to see that there is nothing out there that matches up with dental implants.
For many years, bridges and dentures were the only choices that patients had as dental restorations. Those options still exist and they’re certainly fine choices. But a fixed bridge must be anchored to the tooth on either side of it by having those teeth drilled down and a crown then placed on top to hold the ridge in place. In addition, some patients find that speaking is a bit awkward with a bridge. Partial dentures are removable and held in using dental adhesive. The downside is that this can be a messy process. Also, your dentures may still slide around, causing you to feel unsure when eating or speaking. Our dental implant restorations in Wayne require no adhesive and do not have any effect on your surrounding teeth. They’re titanium posts that are placed in your jaw and then given time- usually several months- for the bone to grow around it and cause a strong fused bond. A tooth-colored crown, porcelain usually, is then cemented to the top. So you’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile while feeling perfectly confident and natural.
What qualifications do you need to get our dental implant restorations in Wayne? Your gums need to be generally healthy and your jaw bone sufficiently thick and strong enough to support the implant. If it’s not, though, bone grafting can be done. Being a smoker or having diabetes can affect whether you’re a good candidate or not, but this should be discussed with our dentist. Roughly 98% of dental implants are successful, though. So why wait? Call us today and schedule a consultation.