Dr. Austin Wessell can both place and restore dental implants right here at Madison Dentistry. Rest assured that our professionals will get to know your needs so they can provide you with seamless care.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made of ultra-strong titanium. These tooth roots, resembling small screws, are surgically placed into the jawbone.
The dental implant is made up of two parts: A root form and a crown. Dental implants look and function just like real teeth–neither you nor your friends and family members will be able to tell the difference!
How Dental Implants Work
The root form is a titanium rod that is placed surgically into the jaw. After surgery, there is some healing time required. During this period, the bone accepts the new implants in a process called osseointegration. Once osseointegration occurs, restorations can be placed on top of the dental implants to function as your new teeth!
Advantages of Dental Implants
- Look and feel just like natural teeth
- Are stronger and more durable than traditional dentures
- Are a lifetime solution for most patients
- Prevent facial collapse and jawbone deterioration
- Allow the patient to enjoy a restriction-free diet and easy cleanings
How Do Dental Implants Prevent Facial Collapse?
When teeth are missing, the body begins re-absorbing the minerals from the jawbone into the body to use elsewhere, since they are no longer needed to support the teeth. This results in a slowly deteriorating jawbone that leads to difficulties with chewing and speaking and a collapsing, aging facial structure.
When you have dental implants placed into the jawbone, the body interprets the implants as tooth roots and leaves the jawbone whole and functional. This way, you can maintain your youthful appearance and all of the strength of your bite.
To learn more about receiving dental implants and beautiful replacement teeth at Madison Dentistry, contact us today. We would be happy to provide a commitment-free consultation to discuss your options for restoring your perfect smile.