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...
How Do Dental Implants Improve Your Health?
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.
Losing teeth can have a significant impact upon your appearance and not simply because of the gap in your smile. The roots of a tooth provide essential signals to the bone tissue in your jaw to keep it strong. Without these signals, your jawbone can begin to deteriorate. As this atrophy continues, it can cause your surrounding teeth to shift, which can lead to further tooth loss. Left untreated, this can leave your face looking sunken and aged. Because dental implants can halt and even reverse this process, patients may be able to restore their appearance, as well.
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
Dramatically improve the form and function of your smile while enhancing your quality of life with dental implants from our Merritt Island, FL, dentistry office. Our friendly team will happily help with filing your insurance company paperwork and we accept CareCredit® to help you finance the cost of treatment.
Whatever your dental needs, our team prides itself on offering solutions. Whether you need to replace a single missing tooth with a crown, a few adjacent teeth with a bridge, or an entire arch with an implant-supported denture, our dentists can help restore your smile.
To learn more about how we can help restore your dental health with the help of dental implants, schedule a consultation at our Merritt Island, FL, office today by contacting us online or by calling:
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Advanced Technology & 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.
Dental Implants 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 smile 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.
How Long Do Dental Implants Take?
"From planning to the placement of your final restoration, the implant process spans several months." Chan Wilkhu, DMD, PA