Implant dentistry is a specialized field that focuses on the restoration of missing teeth and the enhancement of oral function through dental implants. At J. Whitley Wills, DDS, dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, serving as artificial tooth roots. These implants provide a stable foundation for attaching dental prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. The process involves precise planning, implant placement, and subsequent prosthetic attachment, resulting in a natural-looking and functional tooth replacement. Implant dentistry offers a long-term solution for individuals seeking to restore their smile, improve chewing ability, and prevent bone loss commonly associated with tooth loss.
Endosteal implants are the most common dental implant in Memphis, TN. These implants are surgically placed directly into the jawbone, serving as sturdy anchors for prosthetic options such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Endosteal implants are versatile and suitable for patients with sufficient jawbone density.
Subperiosteal implants offer an alternative for individuals with reduced jawbone density. Instead of being inserted into the jawbone, these implants are placed on or above the bone but below the gum tissue. Subperiosteal implants are often recommended when traditional endosteal implants are not feasible due to bone loss.
A revolutionary technique for full-arch tooth replacement, All-on-4® implants use only four strategically placed implants to support an entire set of teeth. This minimally invasive approach often allows for same-day implant placement and restoration. Contact us today!
Smaller in diameter than standard implants, mini dental implants are suitable for situations with limited space or when a less invasive option is preferred. They are commonly used to stabilize removable dentures.
Implant dentistry stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking a permanent and lifelike solution for tooth replacement. If you're considering an implant, visit J. Whitley Wills, DDS, at 59 S Idlewild St., Memphis, TN 38104, or call (901) 726-9525 to explore the possibilities of implant dentistry tailored to your unique needs and aspirations.