Perhaps the most effective solution to missing teeth, dental implants can provide you with the strong, stable, and natural-looking smile that you deserve. Unlike other tooth replacement services offered by our skilled dentist, a dental implant will replace both the root and crown of the tooth. If you are missing teeth, we invite you to call Dr. J. Whitley Wills today to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Memphis, Tennessee. We look forward to helping you eat, speak, and live with ease once again!
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option known for their longevity, stability and natural-looking results. They can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or an entire dental arch of missing teeth. Each implant consists of two major parts. The first part, your implant post, is a small titanium screw that our doctor will surgically insert into your jawbone where the missing tooth once was. This biocompatible post works a replacement of your natural tooth root, strengthening the jawbone surrounding it and preventing bone loss that may occur as a result of missing teeth.
After a period of healing, during which the implant post with bond with your surrounding jawbone in a process called osseointegration, our team will invite you back to our office to prepare for the second part of your implant: your implant restoration. Your restoration replaces the visible part of your missing tooth or teeth and sits on top of your implant post. Each restoration is designed to address the patient’s specific oral health needs and to fit comfortably and naturally in their mouth. Depending on your specific case, your restoration may be a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a full or partial implant-supported denture.
Replacing a missing tooth is not only important to your oral health and function, but also to your appearance and self-confidence. A dental implant is a great solution that mimics the look, function and feel of your natural teeth. With proper care, your implant can last you for the rest of your life. To learn more about dental implants and how they can transform your smile, call or visit our office soon. We look forward to seeing you at your consultation!