At Eureka Dental Group, we are proud to have Dr. Adam Wehrmeister come to place dental implants in the comfort of our office. He is experienced in many different aspects of implant dentistry including immediate placement of implants following tooth extraction as well as full mouth implant reconstructions.
Because of his work in implant dentistry, he has been recognized as a Diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is very excited about implant dentistry and is happy to consult with you about how implants may or may not benefit you.
What Implants Do
A dental implant is a man-made root that sits in the bone. It can be used to replace a single tooth or combined with other implants to support a bridge or a denture. Dental implants are a very predictable solution to missing teeth. In some situations, teeth can be attached to the implants the same day the implants are placed in the mouth. Other situations require the implants to heal undisturbed to achieve the best results.
During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a great alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a variety of available options give dentists many new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.
Your dentist will be able to evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Basically, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time and when the implant has taken, other parts will be placed on the implant that enables your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant.
Implants also can be used to support full or partial dentures. They dramatically improve the denture retention and stability.
Most patients with enough bone can have implants, although individual decisions are made between you and your dentist. Usually, an X-ray and a CT-scan is done to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant and also to determine the size and kind of the implant that should be placed.