Missing teeth can leave you unhappy with how your smile looks, as well as cause a host of oral health issues if left untreated.
Tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? Dental implants do more than just restore your teeth: they support your overall health.
Learn how dental implants from Chan Wilkhu, DMD, PA, in Merritt Island, FL, can give you something to smile about...
The Extraordinary Benefits of Dental Implants
The most advanced dental restoration is no substitute for your natural teeth, but an implant-supported restoration is the next best option. With proper care, an implant can provide a lifetime of benefits.
Boosted Oral Health
Implants act as bionic tooth roots by providing the necessary signals to your jawbone, stopping further atrophy, and restoring your dental health. Implants are titanium or ceramic posts to which a restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture are directly anchored to your jawbone so that you can enjoy a fully functional, symmetrical smile.
Dental implants are constructed of advanced materials such as titanium and medical-grade ceramic to give your new implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture unmatched stability. Furthermore, because they are anchored directly into the jaw, there is a reduced risk of unexpected sliding or shifting.
Preserve Jawbone DensityLosing teeth can have a significant impact on your appearance due to weakened bone tissue. The roots of a tooth stimulate the jaw in a way that maintains bone density. Without them, the jaw can begin to deteriorate and lead to a sunken facial appearance. Implants are the only dental treatment that can halt and even reverse this side effect of tooth loss.
Improved Self-EsteemMissing teeth leave gaps in your smile and can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. After implant placement, we provide a stunning restoration such as a crown, denture, or bridge that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Patients can enjoy all the benefits of dental implants while feeling confident about their smiles.
Untreated Tooth Loss Can Lead to Further Complications
If you have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth as a result of periodontal disease, facial trauma, or tooth decay, you may be at risk of future oral health complications. Missing teeth can also cause serious overall health concerns such as poor diet and malnutrition.
To help patients regain the health and aesthetics of their smiles, Dr. Chan Wilkhu and Dr. Mark Moffitt can place and restore dental implants at our dental office in Merritt Island, FL.
A Dentistry Practice Dedicated to Your Smile
Are you ready to dramatically improve the form and function of your smile while enhancing your quality of life with dental implants? Whatever your dental needs may be, our team prides itself on offering life-changing solutions.
"The Best Dentist I Have Ever Been To."
Dr Wilkhu is the best Dentist I have ever been to. From the office staff to the hygenists to the Dentist and his assistants they are all top notch. I went to Dr Wilkhu after having a bad experience with another dentist. Dr Wilkhu had done a great job for my mother and his reviews were great so I thought I would give him a try. I have been going to him for about three years now and even if I move out of state I will come back to see Dr Wilkhu. Not only is he a great Dentist but he is as close to painless as you can get.View On Google
I have been to Dr. Wilkhu for a few years. I felt so comfortable walked in to his practice office and warm welcome greeting by Brandy. He is easy to talked to and understand what I need. His office is very clean and easy to get in and out so if anyone looking for a new Dr. He will be a perfect one.View On Google
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Good Overall HealthPatients must be in good overall health to qualify for implants. Certain medical conditions such as uncontrolled autoimmune disorders can increase the risk of complications.
Jawbone DensityDental implants require a strong, sturdy foundation to ensure the best results. Patients with a compromised jawbone may need a bone graft before qualifying for implants.
No Periodontal DiseaseHealthy gums are key when it comes to dental implants. Any signs of gum disease must be addressed and resolved before starting the implant process.
Non-SmokerSmoking increases the risk of implant failure and can compromise the healing process. Patients must quit several months in advance before being considered for dental implants. For the best results, you should plan to quit for good.
A Dental Office Designed for Comfort
While we have a 98% success rate for dental implants, we understand that the procedure may make some patients nervous. We offer safe and effective nitrous oxide sedation to induce a state of calmness and relaxation. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide involves wearing a mask during treatment and the effects wear off as soon as the implant procedure is over.
We strive to make your dental visit as enjoyable as possible. We have Netflix in every treatment room and headphones so you can dive into your favorite shows. If there's anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant, our staff is more than happy to try to accommodate.
Advanced Technology and Techniques
For patients in Merritt Island, FL, living with the challenges of a missing tooth, the dentistry practice of Chan Wilkhu, DMD, PA, can provide solutions to even the most complex cases with the help of an implant-supported restoration. Our office features state-of-the-art technology, not found in other practices in the area, in order to provide our patients with the best dental care available.
Advanced tools such as cone beam imaging allow our dentists to place guided implants. The resulting higher degree of accuracy in turn leads to a higher success rate. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with optimal oral health. For patients affected by the detrimental effects of tooth loss, there is no better treatment than dental implants.
"Truly Blessed to Have Found this Team!"
I have been going to Dr. Wilkhu since he started his practice in Merritt Island, taking over from Dr. Thompson. I liked him immediately and have enjoyed watching he and his wife grow their family, and him grow his dental practice. Over the years I have referred my friends to him with the confidence they are getting a good dentist. I continue to do that today. I just went again yesterday and don’t know why, but I am still impressed with how skilled he is at his craft. It is and always has been a pleasure to visit his office because the staff and assistants are all so good and friendly.View on Google
How can I say this .. Wow I was truly blessed to have found this team! The atmosphere there, the music playing in the background, the positive energy and their dedication to the client and approaching each issue very professionally was just so reassuring. I left there after 2 hours and I felt relaxed rather than stressed. I am going back soon and I will be calm and collected and I trust that it will go well!!View on Google
A Range of Restoration Options
When you choose Chan Wilkhu, DMD, PA, in Merritt Island, you can rest assured that we will assess the health of your smile before planning for your dental implant procedure. Our dentists will use state-of-the-art technology and the latest innovative techniques to determine the condition of your oral health so that we can offer you the best dental care to suit your needs. We use Nobel Biocare® and Hiossen implants, which are among the finest dental implants available.
Depending on the state of your natural teeth and gums, you may need a bone graft to support an implant if you have suffered severe bone loss in your jaw. If you are suffering from low bone density and you are missing an entire dental arch, All-on-4® implants may be a viable option. This method of placement can support a lifelike denture with unparalleled stability without the need for a bone graft in certain cases.
In most cases, we can place and restore your dental implants, helping you receive comprehensive treatment in one office without having to visit multiple specialists during the treatment stages. For added aesthetics, our dentists can also customize your materials and abutments with tooth-colored ceramic options.
Our Merritt Island doctors can provide all stages of your dental implants treatment in-office.
Worried about the Cost of Treatment? Ask Us about Financing
Our dentistry practice in Merritt Island strives to give patients the care they need, when they need it. Basic insurance plans do not contribute to the cost of dental implants, but don't worry - we can help make this life-changing procedure a comfortable fit for your budget.
We offer financing through CareCredit, a third-party lender that allows you to make low-interest and interest-free monthly payments. We encourage you to book a consultation so our team can help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. To get started, fill out our online form or call our Merritt Island practice at:
Take a Look at the Dental Implant Process
How Long Do Dental Implants Take?
"The Most Genuine Dentist."
Best local dentist in Merritt Island, Florida. Extremely friendly and family oriented practice. Dr. Wilkhu and staff are top notch and have been going to them for years. Thank you all for taking great care of your patients throughout the years! You guys are the best!Read More Google Reviews
I’ve been going to Dr. Moffitt’s office for over ten years. He is the the most genuine Dentist on the space coast. His staff, is phenomenal and take care of you and all your needs. Highly recommended!!Read More Google Reviews