When you suffer from tooth loss or live with dentures, life can be embarrassing. Dental implants restore your freedom, allowing you to worry less about slurring your words or having your dentures fall out while eating any food you want.
Dental implants restore functionality to your smile that’s unmatched by other tooth replacement alternatives.
Before you begin the implant process, Dr. Wirth will examine your oral structure. Dental implants require healthy gums and teeth. If he finds that the current state of your mouth doesn’t fit what’s needed for implants, he can complete a variety of supplemental treatments.
For example, he can use a bone graft to encourage your body to grow newer, stronger bone, allowing you to heal faster and prepare you ready for dental implants.
Since it’s implanted into your jawbone, a dental implant will encourage healthy bone growth, meaning that your smile will continue to flourish for a long time. Also, dental implants are used to replace a tooth, reducing your risk of developing dental diseases such as gum disease and tooth decay.
When you suffer from tooth loss, you might be afraid to smile, nervous to see friends and family, and anxious about eating your favorite foods or socializing. Dental implants make these fears disappear.
Dental implants don’t require any extra maintenance than your natural teeth. As long as you brush twice a day, floss after meals, and visit Dr. Wirth biannually, your implant will stay healthy for years to come.
That depends on their oral development, which should be complete before they begin the implant process. Dental implants are not recommended for patients under the age of 18.
Oral development does not end until after puberty, which can last until the late teens or early 20s for some patients.
If you currently have dentures, we can recommend a full arch dental implant restoration which offers same-day with All-on-4, allowing us to secure your denture piece to implants. Or if you prefer, we can create an attractive, entirely new prosthetic that is secured using just 4 to 6 implants.
If you’re interested in dental implants, the easiest way to find out if the treatment is right for your situation is to contact Whidbey Dental Associates. A member of our delightful staff will greet you, answer any questions you have, and can schedule your appointment with Dr. Wirth. He will do everything in his power to give you a smile that you’ll be proud to show people.
Dr. Douglas Wirth
Dr. Derek Wirth
794 East Whidbey Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA
Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm