A dental implant is a permanent and reliable way to restore one or more teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that acts like the root of your tooth. The post is “implanted” into your jaw where your missing tooth fell out. Over a period of about three months, the titanium post osseointegrates or biologically fuses with your jaw bone. This “root” is then crowned with a synthetic tooth that restores the function and esthetics of your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, look into what can implants do for you.
What Implants Can Do
Replace a single tooth: Missing only one tooth? If so, one implant and a dental crown can replace it.
Replace several teeth: Missing several teeth? If so, an, implant-supported bridge may be the treatment for you.
Replace all of your teeth: Missing all of your teeth on your upper, lower, or both arches? If so, an implant-supported full bridge, or a full denture are treatments you can explore.
Ridge Modification: If a patient presents with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants, surgical modification may be necessary. In such cases, the gum tissue that covers the ridge is lifted to expose the bone. Any defects are then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification improves your appearance and helps increase the chances for a successful and long-lasting implant.
Sinus Augmentation: To place an implant in the upper back jaw, a sinus augmentation may be necessary. This means raising the sinus floor and developing a bone for the placement of dental implants.
About Your Reno Dentists
Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.