Did You Know?Facts about missing teeth in adults
178million people in the United Statesare missing at least one tooth
69%of adults between 35 and 44are missing one or more teeth
90%of patients without any teethend up getting dentures
Tooth Losshas been linked to poor diet and malnutritionin older patients
Restoring Missing Teeth with Implant Dentistry
Dr. James Woodyard is a board-certified periodontist with extensive experience performing implant dentistry procedures. We can replace one or more missing teeth with a natural, life-like dental implant. The implant is made with a solid titanium base which is fused to the jaw bone permanently. This means the dental implant functions just like a real tooth root, stimulating the jaw bone when you chew food so there is less risk of bone loss.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Lifelike tooth replacement
- Permanent results
- Reduces risk of jaw bone loss
- High success rates
- Innovative alternative to dentures
- Can be combined with dentures for increased stability
How Dental Implants Work
We typically perform the dental implant placement procedure under local or IV sedation. Dr. Woodyard offers sedation dentistry options to ensure patients undergoing surgery are extremely relaxed and comfortable. After we fuse the base of the implant into the jaw bone and it has integrated fully into the mouth, we will need to cap the implant with a crown.
Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) and Dental Lasers for Dental Implants
Dr. Woodyard is among the few periodontists in the area to use Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) as part of dental surgery. BMP can accelerate tissue healing and offers numerous benefits for patients undergoing dental procedures. He also uses laser therapy to shape the tissue around the implants for better results. Whether you are getting a single dental implant or several dental implants for missing teeth, you can count on us for innovative solutions that achieve lasting results.
Learn more about missing teeth replacement options with dental implants in Evansville, IN.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Make an appointment today and we will give you a reason to smile!