Implant Dentistry in Essex County
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Gary P. Wheeler, DDS provides dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore function and beauty. Dental implants are long-lasting, resistant to wear and tear and provide a strong foundation for dental restorations. With this advanced treatment, it is possible for patients who have lost one or many teeth to have a full smile. Dr. Wheeler is experienced in dental implants and supplying custom dental restorations to patients throughout Lynn and Essex County.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have unique qualities which allow for a true transformation in how your smile looks and feels. Once placed in the jaw, implants fuse with the bone and become similar in strength to a natural tooth root. This process also stimulates jaw bone stability and ensures existing teeth remain in their right place. Bite, speech, and chewing issues can be resolved with dental implants. These prosthetics fully restore oral health and greatly improve self-confidence.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
The Dental Implant Placement Process
Tooth extractions, trauma, or decay can leave an individual with one or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to replace teeth that cannot be saved through restorative methods. During your initial appointment, we thoroughly examine your smile to ensure dental implants are the right treatment for you.
Dr. Wheeler pays close attention to jaw bone density and overall oral health, two important factors in dental implant placement and restoration. In some cases, patients may need preparatory procedures to ensure the best chance at success. X-rays and impressions of teeth are taken, which help our doctor and team plan the procedure.
After your first exam, our dentist creates a personalized treatment plan for optimal placement. This plan details how many implants are required and where they will be placed. After placement, patients need healing time to allow implants to fuse to the bone. Custom-made final restorations are then fixed to the implants with an abutment.
Restoring Smiles with Dental Implants
Implant restorations are designed to appear similar to natural teeth and retain comparable strength. Dental implants can be adapted to support single and multiple tooth restorations. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures are customized to provide the best tooth shape and size for optimal form and function.
Contact Gary P. Wheeler, DDS for Dental Implants
Our practice is passionate about restoring the beauty and function of patients’’ smiles through implant dentistry. Dr. Wheeler offers patients comprehensive dental implant care in Lynn. Call us to achieve a beautiful smile.
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