Implant Placement & Restoration
Dental implants are a great option for tooth replacement. Missing teeth can alter your appearance and also create problems with your overall oral health.
Within your gums is a relationship between the roots of your teeth and your periodontal bone. The bone holds the roots in place and in exchange, the roots stimulate the bone to constantly renew itself. If you lose a tooth this relationship comes to a halt and your bone will not be stimulated to renew itself. This leads to bone loss which can affect the shape of your face and lead to additional lost teeth.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the closest that science has come to creating a natural tooth. They are nearly identical in appearance and function.
The implant itself is a post made from a biocompatible metal like titanium. Dr. Aldrich places it surgically into your jaw bone. This implant functions like your natural tooth root and helps to restore the relationship between the bone and the root, preventing bone shrinkage.
Once the area has healed, we’ll top your implant with a restoration designed to blend in beautifully with your other teeth and restore chewing function. This restoration might be a crown or a bridge. In some cases, implants can even be used to secure dentures in place.
In-House From Start to Finish
Dr. Aldrich is skilled in both placing and restoring dental implants, which means that we can usually perform the entire process from beginning to end right here in our Waterloo dental office.
This helps to keep costs down and allows for continuity of care.
We want to make your life simpler, and placing and restoring dental implants is one of the ways that we can do that.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Call Waterloo Dental Associates to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Christopher Aldrich. He’ll perform an examination and x-rays to make sure that you have sufficient bone for the procedure, and discuss your hopes and goals to see if dental implants are a good option for you.