For patients with missing teeth, dental implants in Gillette, WY have greatly improved replacement options. Dental implants can replace just a single missing tooth or many. They are the most natural appearing and feeling choice available and have many benefits.
At Mountain West Dental, our talented dental implant specialists provide comprehensive implant dentistry that adheres to the highest standards for our Gillette, WY patients.
There are three main aspects of a single dental implant—there is the post, which is surgically implanted into the jawbone, and then there is the abutment which provides support, and finally, the restoration, which serves as the visible tooth replacement above the gum line.
The post will fuse to the jawbone within several weeks of placement in a process known as osseointegration, which is a huge part of the reason why dental implants are the sturdiest tooth replacement option. Nine times out of 10, a dental implant will never need to be replaced for the rest of your life.
Because dental implants replace the entire structure of the tooth down to the root, the bone structure of the jaw will remain the same. Without dental implants, the jaw bone can shrink and change in shape, making the patient appear more aged. The natural shape of the jaw, as well as the feel of the bite, can be maintained with dental implants.
Dental implants provide a permanent, and more importantly, secure replacement for a missing tooth, which allows you to resume the consumption of your favorite foods. By restoring your normal chewing ability, you do not have to endure any dietary restrictions as you would with missing teeth.
Dental implants do not move around in your mouth, so your speech is completely unaffected. This, in turn, has the ability to boost your confidence when interacting with other people because you can speak confidently with pride and also stop hiding your smile.
If, besides missing a tooth or a few teeth, your mouth is otherwise healthy, you are most likely a good candidate for dental implants. Get in touch with our Gillette, WY office to schedule a consultation today. Our dentists at Mountain West Dental provide the best implant dentistry in the area.