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Dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement option for several reasons. Some advantages include being durable, long-lasting, and secure. Dental implants anchor artificial teeth in place almost as securely as roots hold natural teeth. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, though. Dr. Todd Johnson, the skilled dentist at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants hold artificial teeth in place similarly to how roots anchor natural teeth. A dental implant is actually a small metal post that looks similar to a screw. The post is placed directly in the bone in the jaw area, which is what makes dental implants so secure.

Over the course of a few months, the bone and metal post naturally fuse together. Once fused, the dental implant is ready to securely anchor an artificial tooth in place. When replacing a single tooth, a crown can be placed over the dental implant in the space where the tooth is missing. When replacing several teeth, more than one implant can be used to hold either a bridge or an implant-supported overdenture in place.

To be a candidate for dental implants, a patient must have a sufficient amount of bone. If there is not enough bone in the jaw area, there is no way to securely place the implant. X-ray images can be used to determine if you have enough bone to be a candidate for dental implants.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants have many advantages that make them the best permanent tooth replacement option. The fact that they are permanent is a major advantage. Additionally, dental implants are also extremely secure since they are placed directly in the jawbone. Another reason dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement option is that they are made from hypoallergenic metal that is well tolerated by even patients with metal sensitivities.

Being versatile is another advantage that makes dental implants the best method for restoring your smile. They can be used with crowns, bridges, or implant-supported overdentures to replace a single tooth or many. Further, by filling in the gaps caused by missing teeth, dental implants help diminish or reverse the negative side effects associated with tooth loss. Visit our office in Onalaska to learn why dental implants are the right choice for restoring your smile.

There are many reasons why dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson to begin the process of restoring your smile with dental implants. Call Johnson Dental in Onalaska at (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
April 08, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

You've heard of dental implants, but do you know what unique benefits they offer? At Johnson Dental, Dr. Todd Johnson places these innovative dental replacements to treat patients' tooth loss. From evaluation to insertion to restoration, he handles all aspects of dental implant care plans right in his Onalaska, WI, office. Read on to learn more.

Tooth loss poses many problems

Each tooth in your mouth performs a specific function. Without each one, your oral landscape changes in appearance, stability, and function. You look different, feel embarrassed, cannot bite/chew properly, and more.

Also, tooth loss causes bone loss. When your dentist extracts a tooth, the gum tissue and jaw bone immediately start to shrink. In fact, a full 25 percent of bone density and size disappear within a year, explains Dear Doctor. The more teeth you lose, the more the bone recedes and the more your oral health fails.

Enter dental implants

The dental implant fully replaces a single tooth, from root to crown. This amazing device is made of:

  • A titanium screw which Dr. Johnson places directly into the jaw under the gums
  • A metal allow abutment
  • A porcelain crown

Through a miraculous, natural action called osseointegration, the bone adheres to the rough surface of the implant screw. While this takes some months to complete, it firmly anchors your new tooth in place. The more you use your new tooth, the better the bond becomes.

In general, healthy teens and adults can undergo dental implant treatments. The most important qualification is jaw bone size as determined by an exam and X-ray screening at our Onalaska office. If you have enough bone, your implant surgery is a go.

Other benefits

  • The devices stay in place for decades (according to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness).
  • The procedure success rate is high--up to 95 percent, states the American College of Prosthodontists.
  • Oral hygiene involves twice a day brushing and once-daily flossing—just as with your natural teeth.

You'll have good reasons to smile

Dental implants are today's leading tooth replacement option. If you wish to learn how they can help your smile, call Dr. Todd Johnson and his team at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, by dialing (608) 788-3852.



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