If you live in or near Asheville and are looking for a dental implant specialist, Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS is your best option. Our office is state-of-the-art to give you the highest quality dental care available. Dental implants are the most efficient way to fill in gaps from missing teeth because they maintain the integrity of your bone while looking and functioning just like natural teeth. If you’re looking to replace missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to see an implant dentist.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is embedded or implanted into your jawbone. The root is like a screw post or plate that is usually made of titanium. Over the course of weeks, the post stimulates the bone to start growing so that it gradually holds the artificial root firmly in place. Once this happens, Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS can attach a crown or artificial tooth to the top of the post.
The Latest Technology
In order to place the implant in the exact correct position, we have amazing technology for taking x-rays. It emits the lowest dose of radiation possible, and it gives us a perfect picture of your jawbone so we can place the implant correctly. We do it all, so you don’t need to go to an oral surgeon, implant specialist or periodontist. You can rest assured if you need composite restorations, aesthetic dentistry, dentures, crowns or dental implants, we can give you high-quality work in a comfortable, relaxing surrounding.
Benefits of Dental Implants
It is not healthy to have missing teeth for a long time. The jawbone doesn’t get the necessary exercise it should get from chewing, so it starts to deteriorate. At best, this will make you look older than you are and at worst, it may cause other health issues. While dentures and bridges fill the gap, they do not exercise the bone. This is why dental implants from an expert implant dentist are considered the best remedy for missing teeth.
One of the main benefits is that the healthy teeth next to the gap are not disturbed with implants. A bridge needs to be anchored to the adjacent teeth, which means they need to be drilled and damaged.
Dental implants can also be used to anchor dentures and multiple teeth. Four implants can support a bottom denture. The denture snaps into place and does not move or make a sound when you speak, eat or smile.
When you visit Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS, your teeth will be examined, and if you have any unhealthy gaps, you can learn more about the benefits of dental implants and if they are a good option for you. If you’ve been looking for a talented and skilled implant dentist, simply book an appointment at our office in Asheville to get started. Contact us today to set up your initial evaluation!