Dental implants can restore your smile by closing the gaps from missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to securely anchor dental crowns or bridgework in place. When used with crowns, dental implants help close small gaps by replacing individual missing teeth. When used with bridgework, dental implants help close larger gaps by replacing multiple missing teeth all at once. At The Dentists South Shore, Dr. Tom Charapata, Dr. Christian Harteau, and Dr. Mike Golovin are your dentists for dental implants in Milwaukee, WI.
Dental implants function similarly to tooth roots by holding artificial teeth in place. Dental implants are hypoallergenic titanium posts placed below the gum line. They are capped with dental crowns, which are artificial teeth. The dental implant serves as the root anchoring the dental crown in place. Only the dental crown is visible once all parts are in place. The dental crown looks like a natural tooth and no one will be able to tell it is artificial. The crown also functions like a natural tooth and can be used to bite and chew food.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer multiple benefits beyond closing the gaps in your smile. By filling in the gaps in your smile, dental implants help restore the natural shape of your face. Dental implants also help by minimizing strain and extraneous wear and tear on the natural teeth surrounding gaps. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones take on the biting and chewing functions previously performed by teeth that have been lost or pulled out.
An additional benefit of dental implants is that they are long-lasting. With proper care, dental implants can last for years without any risk of falling out, coming loose, or slipping out of place. Your dentist in Milwaukee can help you determine if dental implants are right for you.
You can finally close the gaps in your smile permanently. Dental implants with crowns or bridgework replace missing teeth and their roots. For dental implants in Milwaukee, WI, schedule an appointment with Dr. Charapata, Dr. Harteau, and Dr. Golovin by calling The Dentists South Shore at (414) 483-1600.