Dr. Michael Westman of Racine, WI is a dental professional who ensures that patients have access to the quality dental care they need to improve the function, beauty, and overall health of their smile. Patients faced with tooth loss may be overwhelmed by the idea of replacing their missing teeth with the right restoration. For many of our patients, dental implants are a wonderful solution to tooth loss and restoration.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Michael Westman describes a dental implant as a tooth root replacement. A natural tooth has a root that allows it to settle in the bone and be held in place to function properly. The dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery to provide a fixed restoration. The post can then be restored in a variety of ways. A dental crown may be placed over the abutment to replace a single tooth, or the dental implant can anchor a dental bridge in place. In some situations, patients with full dentures may utilize dental implants along the dental arch to hold their restorations in place. This stability and strength is unmatched by any other method of tooth replacement.
Why choose dental implants?
Many patients like the idea of a permanent restoration that will last a lifetime with little attention or care necessary. Dental implants look and function as a natural tooth, and they are cared for in the same manner. Patients also love the idea of having a dental restoration that does not affect the adjacent teeth and has a variety of options for use.
Who is a candidate?
The best candidate for dental implants are patients who have sufficient bone structure to hold the implant in place and an otherwise healthy smile overall.
Interested in dental implants?
Now is the perfect time to connect with Dr. Michael Westman and his team of professionals in his Racine, WI area practice at 4944 Charles Street by calling (262) 639-7000. We welcome patients to book a consultation appointment to learn about the many ways in which they can restore the smile after tooth loss has occurred.