Dr. Bruce Adams of Comprehensive and Aesthetic Dentistry in Laramie, WY, places dental implants for patients missing teeth. Dental implants restore smiles and keep your jaw bone healthy. Bridge implants can replace multiple missing teeth. If you're missing a tooth, come see us and get the best replacement possible!
Dental Implants and Bridges in Laramie, WY
Dental implants are the best option to replace missing teeth. Leaving missing teeth missing can cause problems with chewing and speaking, and cause other teeth in the area to shift. Missing teeth can also compromise the jaw bone over time, so it's best to have them replaced.
A dental implant consists of a titanium screw-like post, and a crown also known as a tooth cap. The post is placed during surgery and the crown screws to the top of the implant post. Implants are as strong as your natural teeth and blend in perfectly with your smile. The process of getting an implant can take several weeks but leaves you with a strong, permanent tooth replacement.
Bridge implants can replace multiple missing teeth in the same area. Two posts are placed during surgery, and a crown that looks like two teeth covers them both.
Getting a dental implant
A dental implant is placed over a series of appointments, First, the post is implanted into the jaw bone during minor surgery and you heal for a period of weeks. During this period, the jaw bone heals around and fuses to the implant, making it strong. You wear a temporary tooth cap while the implant heals and your custom crown is fabricated.
At a final appointment, your permanent crown is placed. This will blend in perfectly with your smile and function just like your tooth. You need to care for an implant like a natural tooth, especially with flossing around the implant. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a nightguard to protect your new crown.
If you're missing a tooth, come see Dr. Adams of Comprehensive and Aesthetic Dentistry for an implant. Contact us in Laramie, WY, at (307) 721-2900.