Dental Implants in Fort Atkinson

Looking to replace a missing tooth or teeth? Rock River Dental offers a range of restorations, including crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants. Implants are a convenient, safe, and permanent way to replace lost teeth.

Why Consider Dental Implants?

Although you can choose from a range of restorations, dental implants offer a host of advantages over the other options.

  • Implants look, feel, and function exactly like natural teeth. You don’t have to worry about chewing, eating, or speaking.
  • The dentist does not need to file down adjacent teeth to act as supports for the implants (unlike for bridges where you need two anchor teeth).
  • As you chew with your implants, the bite force is transmitted down through the jawbone, and the bone is stimulated naturally. With other restorations like dentures, there may be enough stimulation, and the bone eventually reduces in mass.
  • Since implants are inserted into the jawbone, they help maintain a natural facial structure.

Who Can Get Implants

Although implants can work for anyone who has lost teeth, it is generally used for patients over the age of 18. This is because their jawbone needs to be fully developed before you can get dental implants.

Also, it’s important that there is no gum disease or decay in the oral cavity before placing implants. These problems would need to be treated first as plaque formation may impact the integrity of the implant. The long-term success of implants (just as for natural teeth) would depend on the standard of your oral hygiene.

Once the dental implants are inserted, you can visit the dentist for follow-up appointments so he or she can assess them properly. Contact Rock River Dental today for dental implants in Fort Atkinson, WI.