Posts for: February, 2020

By Wayne E Walcott, DDS, MS & Brett J Walcott, DDS
February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Despite advancements in modern dentistry, it’s estimated that millions of people in the U.S. still suffer from tooth loss, which is commonly due to injury, decay, or gum disease. For decades, the only teeth restorations available for people who have lost a tooth were dentures and dental bridges. But while these are very effective and will suffice for many people, some may find that dental implants are more suitable for them.

Implants serve as replacement teeth roots that will provide a durable foundation for removable and fixed teeth restorations designed to match your real teeth. If you’re interested in dental implants, a consultation with one of our dentists, Dr. Wayne Walcott or Dr. Brett Walcott, here at Walcott Dental in Ann Arbor, MI, can help to determine your eligibility.

How You Can Benefit from Dental Implants

  • Enhanced Overall Appearance: Implants actually feel and look like your natural teeth, and since they will gradually fuse with your jawbone, they will be permanent fixtures in your smile.
  • Improved Comfort: Since implants are permanent, you won’t have to worry as much when eating, speaking, laughing, or sleeping as you would with removable teeth replacement options.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: Because implants can give you a full and healthy smile, you’ll also feel more confident about yourself.
  • Easier Eating: Since dental implants work exactly like your real teeth, you can eat confidently knowing that you won’t feel any pain and experience issues when biting foods.
  • Enhanced Oral Health: Implants work like your real teeth so you can brush and floss them just like you would your real teeth, ensuring easier and proper oral hygiene. They also work to prevent resorption of your jawbone, keeping it intact.
  • Durability: Implants are made of titanium so they are extremely durable. They can even last you a lifetime with proper care and regular checkups with your dentists in Ann Arbor, MI.

To find out more about dental implants, call Walcott Dental in Ann Arbor, MI, at (734) 994-3700 to book a visit with one of our dentists, Dr. Wayne Walcott or Dr. Brett Walcott.