If you are looking to restore your tooth with a dental implant, then you have come to the right place! Having a lost tooth can be embarrassing to your smile, or make you feel nervous or self-conscious about meeting people. That is why, our dentist, Dr. Douglas Wheelock with Wheelock & Associates Dentistry in Sioux City, Iowa, is happy to give you information on restoring your teeth with a dental implant.
People can lose a tooth through many different ways. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults. When gum disease claims a tooth, it can become damaged and eventually lost, which leaves your smile with a void between teeth. If left empty for too long, your bone can begin to deteriorate, which can weaken your gums and bone structure in your face. This can also affect your chewing or talking in your everyday life. To correct this issue, your dentist may suggest a dental implant.
It’s important to note, dental implants are extremely strong because of the implant bonds and connect to your natural bone. Basically, the dental implant acts as a root of your tooth, and because it is placed in your gumline, once healed, it can last the rest of your life with proper care. When the healing process is complete, a dental crown may be used to sit on top of the implant, which will restore your tooth and hide your implant.
Our team is happy to explain every step of the dental implant process. If you have any questions or would like to see if a dental implant can work for you, then call us today at 712-274-2038 to make an appointment.