Dental implants are a great solution for Eau Claire residents looking to regain great smiles and more comfort and confidence.
Whether you’re missing teeth or have damaged or diseased teeth, there are many types of dental implants Eau Claire residents can choose from.
When you have missing teeth, it can be difficult to eat, talk or be comfortable. You may feel self-conscious or shy when interacting with others, or choose not to participate in activities you love. With the right implant dentistry Eau Claire residents can regain their confidence and the joy of life.
Missing teeth can lead to many other issues, including:
- Loss of additional teeth
- Misalignment of teeth
- Lack of tooth function
- Inability to chew properly
- Digestive and nutritional problems
- Difficulty speaking clearly
- Jawbone loss and alterations to the facial structure
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. There are several ways to use dental implants to give your mouth a full set of teeth and solve problems associated with missing teeth. The most common solution is to implant teeth Eau Claire relies on for restoration of dental function.
For dental implants, your dentist will drill a hole in the bone of your jaw and insert a screw or post. An artificial tooth is placed on the surface of your gums, with the jaw acting as the root of your new tooth. The implant device and your bone will fuse together over time, giving your new tooth stability and strength.
There are two common types of dental implants:
- This implant type puts an artificial root into your jawbone. The implants are usually made of titanium and look like screws. It’s designed to fuse your jaw and implant for a stronger foundation for your artificial tooth. To be used, you have to have a healthy jawbone and gums
- These implants are placed below your gums but above the jawbone. It does not go into your bones and are a good option that do not have a healthy jawbone
Installing a dental implant is a surgical procedure and requires a brief recovery period. There may be several appointments necessary over several months before the procedure is completed.
Implant Dentures Support Lost, Missing Teeth
When you need to replace multiple teeth, one option is implant dentures Eau Claire residents choose. Implant dentures are a larger dental appliance used to replace several teeth at once. They are similar to traditional dentures but work in a way that’s more like other dental implants.
Traditional dentures sit on top of your gums and are removed at night and affixed with an adhesive each morning. Denture implants instead are connected directly to your jawbone. Like with other implants, threaded posts are used to anchor the dentures. You must have enough healthy jawbone to support the dentures. With implant-supported dentures, both fixed and removable options are available.
At Trimble Dental, we offer Eau Claire families a complete array of dental services, from general dentistry to dental implants to cosmetic and emergency dentistry. With decades of experience, our staff offer advanced technologies, caring attention to your dental needs and short- and long-term solutions to your dental needs. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today.