Dr. Musselman is committed to saving teeth whenever possible. There are some instances, however, when a tooth cannot be repaired and must be removed. Dental implants offer an ideal replacement option for missing or badly decayed teeth because they look, feel and act just like your natural tooth.
A dental implant is a single tooth replacement. Dental implants are often the only way to restore chewing function and esthetics when one or more teeth are missing. Dental implants can replace multiple missing teeth by supporting dental bridges or dentures.
With advances in materials and techniques, implant surgery healing time is shorter than ever. Please don’t hesitate to ask if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Musselman will be happy to answer any questions you may have about dental implants at your next visit.
When it comes to replacing your missing tooth, you may have a choice between a dental implant and a bridge. While both are excellent treatments, there are several factors which will play a role in determining which treatment is best for you. These factors include:
Dr. Musselman will carefully review these factors when recommending the ideal treatment for you.