Dental Implants

David E. Willey, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

David E. Willey, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Sebring, FL

An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. David E. Willey, DMD's dentists and licensed denturists make dental implants for men and women of all ages. If your implants need to be restored, Dr. Willey and his team can work with you and offer the proper treatment planning. Located in Sebring, Florida, David E. Willey, DMD's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Your mouth will need a few weeks to heal after the post is in place. Once your mouth has fully recovered, Dr. Willey will mount the replacement tooth on the post. The replacement tooth is called a crown. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay securely fastened to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Beyond feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:

  • Can last a lifetime with good care
  • Offer a cost-effective solution for replacing a missing tooth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Can anyone get dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Meet with Dr. Willey to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Schedule your consultation online or call David E. Willey, DMD today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.