Here at the dental practice of Steven Marek, DDS, we are always dedicated to making available the most effective, advanced treatment methods, with the least number of drawbacks possible. And when it comes to replacing teeth, our Shorewood dental implants stand head and shoulders above the more traditional bridges and dentures for simple, successful full-tooth restoration.
Implants have a surprisingly long history that dates back at least half a century. But back then, they were too expensive for most people. Today that is no longer so, and they have become the mainstream solution. And there are very good reasons for that. Our Shorewood dental implants are based on the premise that the best artificial tooth will mimic the qualities of real teeth. With bridges and dentures, the most glaring thing missing is that there is no root. An implant does have a root. It is represented by a titanium post that is placed surgically in your jaw bone. For this to work, your bone structure must be strong and thick enough to meet the necessary standard. Testing is done in advance, and if the results are not good, you can still get a bone grafting procedure to remedy it. As a result, the vast majority of our patients are able to benefit from our Shorewood dental implants. When your jaw grows around and fuses with the post, the final step is to place a custom-made tooth-colored crown to the top of the post and cement it for permanence. There are no messy adhesives, no loss of material from surrounding teeth, and no loss of confidence. Speak and chew without any problems.
You can expect to get many years out a new implant. With proper care, there is no reason it cannot last a lifetime. Why not contact us now and arrange an appointment to come in for a consultation and examination?