Dental implants provide patients with missing teeth a realistic replacement. An implant is surgically fixed to the jawbone and covered with a crown for extra strength and stability. Modern implants are constructed of titanium, a metal that can effectively fuse to the bone and create a strong foundation in which to attach bridges and crowns. At Walding and Associates, our qualified dentist and periodontist can transform your discolored, chipped, broken or decayed teeth with dental implants.
There are three primary parts of a dental implant. First is the implant device itself which is directly inserted into the bone. Next, the abutment is the piece that attaches the implant device to the third part, which is the overlying denture or crown. A dental implant can be used when one, several or all your teeth are missing. Not sure if you’re a good candidate? Consult with your Walding and Associates dentist. The primary benefits of an implant include:
Dental implants can be used for a wide range of circumstances, including tooth loss caused by extensive decay or disease, or tooth loss due to an accident. Dental implants work by replacing the entire tooth, including the crown and root. To ensure that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, your mouth must be thoroughly examined. If your dentist or periodontist determines that your mouth is not ideal for implants, bone grafting may be recommended.
At Walding and Associates, we understand that an attractive, well-functioning smile is important to your health and wellbeing. Our experienced team of dentist and periodontist offers both general and cosmetic dental services to help you maintain your teeth, gums and mouth. For more information about our implants, dentist or periodontist services, contact us today. We are centrally located for patients in Lakeland, Mulberry, Bartow, Winter Haven and surrounding communities.