Suffering with missing teeth? You are not alone. American adults have an average of 25 teeth, from the total original number of 32 (NIH). While tooth loss may seem like an isolated issue, the prolonged absence of teeth can result in the following issues:
Although some people choose to replace missing teeth with dentures, this is a less-than-optimal solution. Dentures need to be relined regularly or they will become loose and ill-fitting. Dental implants offer a stable, long-term solution for tooth loss.
Our implant dentist in Menomonie, WI, can help. We can provide All-on-4 dental implants to replace a full set of teeth, or one or more dental implants to replace fewer missing teeth. Implant dentistry is the best solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants are often viewed as the better, but more expensive, dental care solution for missing teeth. When looking at long-term solutions, dental implants are actually more cost-effective than bridges and other treatments. That’s because dental implants and All-on-4 dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dentures need relining over the years, and bridges may also need to be replaced. Neither dentures nor bridges address the issue of jaw atrophy, which doesn’t happen when you get dental implants. If you have any concerns about dental implants and the costs associated with it, we can work with you to find a solution. Our goal is to provide all our patients with complete dental care.
If you are edentulous, perhaps the most attractive option is instead a hybrid procedure - All-On-4® Dental Implants provide you with the stability of dental implants but the cost-effectiveness of dentures. How this works is simple: 4-6 dental implants are placed into the jaw, and a prosthetic is fixed into place using the implants for support.
Dentures come with many downsides. You run the risk of them falling out or moving around while performing many basic activities like eating food, talking with friends, or drinking beverages. By securing the prosthetic with implants, you can eliminate virtually all of the downsides to dentures! All-On-4® is a very popular and well-received procedure.
Dental implants have the highest rate of patient satisfaction of all available tooth replacement options. Dr. Bruce Trimble, our implant dentist in Menomonie, WI, recommends dental implants because of the numerous advantages they offer our patients, including:
Nearly everyone can benefit from dental implants, the most natural-looking tooth restoration option. Schedule a free consultation with our implant dentist in Menomonie, WI, so he can evaluate your oral health. Patients who have lost their teeth to gum disease may have an infection or suffered loss of bone volume, but these conditions can be corrected, affording you the opportunity to enjoy a permanently restored smile that will allow you to enjoy life to the fullest again. Schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our dental implant dentist to learn more.
Visit our dentist office in Menomonie, WI, whenever you need dental care, including cleanings, restorations, tooth extractions and dental implants. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, including at-home or in-office teeth whitening procedures. We’re here to give you the healthiest, most beautiful smile you’ve ever had — make an appointment today!