Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the #1 recommended tooth replacement solution today – by doctors and patients alike. That’s because implants are the only way to replace the root of a missing tooth, rather than just replacing the crown or the visible part of the tooth. Without the tooth root, the underlying jawbone will begin to deteriorate or atrophy.
Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials like ceramic and titanium so they actually become fused with the jawbone, stimulating new bone and tissue growth around the implant and offering a secure anchor for replacement teeth like crowns, bridges or dentures.
If you’re missing teeth, Dr. Shih would love to sit down with you and discuss your options to see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. If so, she will refer you to a trusted implant specialist in West Salem for surgical placement. Dental implants typically require a healing period of a few months while they fuse with the jawbone to ensure optimum integration. Once healed, Dr. Shih can fit you with a beautiful, fully secured crown, bridge or implant supported dentures for the most life-like solution to missing teeth.