Close the Gaps in Your Smile

By Robert L. Wyler DDS, SC
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Living with missing teeth can have a profound impact not just on your oral health, but on your overall quality of life as well. Studies have dental implantsshown that damaged and missing teeth are one of the leading causes of embarrassment and low self-esteem for many American adults, and it is easy to understand why. A damaged smile can ruin a first impression, and affect everything from getting a new job or a raise and promotion, to fully engaging and participating in a healthy and active social life. But there are a number of solutions available to help restore missing teeth and your oral health. Dr. Robert Wyler, a dentist in Waukesha, WI, recommends dental implants for healthy adults living with full or partial tooth loss.

Fix Your Smile with Dental Implants in Waukesha, WI

Dental implants consist of two parts: the implant, which is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth in place of the root, and the cosmetic crown which is attached to the implant with an abutment. The implant is made of a small titanium screw, which is biocompatible and fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the gums to secure the implant in place and preserve bone density in the gums.

Bone loss is a prominent factor in gum (periodontal) disease, and because bone tissue begins to erode as soon as you lose a tooth, dental implants are an important tool against oral health issues as well as cosmetic improvements to your overall smile. Implants can replace a single missing tooth, or secure an entire set of dentures (known as implant supported overdentures).

In order to qualify for implants, adults must be in good general health, have enough bone density to support an implant, and commit to ongoing oral health and regular follow up dental care. With proper care, implants have a very high success rate and offer a great long-term cosmetic and oral health solution to tooth loss.

Find a Dentist in Waukesha, WI

For more information about dental implants and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry options, contact our office by calling (262) 784-5757 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wyler today.

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