Dental Implants

Dental Implant Restorations in Auburn

When you have experienced tooth loss, you can become self-conscious about smiling in public and struggle when speaking or eating. Whether your tooth loss is due to injury, trauma, decay, or extraction, you can count on dental implants to restore your smile. At White River Family Dentistry, we can replace your missing teeth and rejuvenate your smile with quality dental implant restorations in Auburn.

Our skilled dentists can design and place lifelike crowns, bridges, and dentures that will restore the function and appeal of your smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, our experienced and friendly team can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about how we can restore your smile!


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts, usually titanium, that are anchored into your jaw to fuse with the jawbone and form a foundation for artificial teeth. The implants replace the roots of missing teeth and can support various restorations, including dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants are highly versatile, and can be adapted to replace everything from a single missing tooth to a full set of teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have a lot of benefits to offer with their reliability, convenience, and overall oral health. Here are some of the benefits that make dental implants a popular tooth restoration option.

Enhancing your appearance: Dental implants fill the gaps from missing teeth and provide a natural-looking smile. As such, they boost your smile's appeal and enhance your overall appearance.

Preventing gum diseases and bone degradation: Missing teeth make you susceptible to gum disease and cavities. It also accelerates bone loss in your jaw. Dental implants reduce your chances of oral health issues and stimulate the jawbone to promote better bone health.

Low maintenance: You can take care of your implants just like your natural teeth, making them convenient and easy to maintain.

Long-lasting: Implants fuse with the jawbone to become a permanent solution for tooth loss. With good care and maintenance, your implants can serve you for decades.

Restoring chewing ability: You regain your ability to chew well when you replace missing teeth with dental implants. Since they are highly stable, you can continue eating your favorite meals without changing your diet to softer foods.

Implant-Supported Crowns

If you have a single missing tooth or want to replace individual teeth, our implant-supported crowns are an ideal choice. We offer quality dental crowns and carefully match them to the size, shape, and color of the surrounding teeth to ensure a beautiful smile. You can be sure that your dental crown will blend effortlessly with your remaining teeth and give you a natural-looking smile.

Implant-Supported Bridges

If you have multiple missing teeth in a row, then our implant-supported dental bridges may be ideal for you. Unlike traditional bridges, implant-supported dental bridges anchor onto dental implants instead of abutment teeth. You can replace up to four consecutive missing teeth with a single dental bridge.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Our implant-supported dentures can replace an entire arch of missing teeth if you have lost all your teeth in one or both of your jaws. The dentures snap onto the implants, making them more secure and stable than traditional dentures.

Many denture wearers consider transitioning to implant-supported dentures as they are more stable, comfortable, and require no adhesives. They also improve your ability to chew and speak, and you don’t have to worry about changing your diet to accommodate them.

Dental Implants FAQs

At White River Family Dentistry, we understand that you'll have a lot of questions about our implant restorations. Our friendly team is happy to address all of your concerns so that you can make an informed decision regarding your treatment. Here are some of the most common questions we receive.

How many teeth can I replace with dental implants?

There is no limit to the number of teeth you can replace with dental implants as long as you qualify for them. You can replace one, multiple, or an entire set of missing teeth with dental implants.

Once placed, a dental implant fuses to the bone and becomes a permanent part of the jaw. So long as the jawbone is healthy, the dental implant will stay in place for a lifetime. The restoration supported by the implants typically last for decades, but they can wear down over time and may need replacing. However, placing a new restoration is a simple process and you will not need surgery a second time.

Dental implants do not require special care. You can take care of your implants just as you would your natural teeth by flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice daily. Also, maintain a healthy diet and remember your biannual dentist visits to protect your oral health and increase the lifespan of your prosthetic teeth.

Restore Your Smile with Auburn Dental Implants

If you have lost one or multiple teeth, consider getting a long-lasting solution with dental implants. The first step to achieving a fully functional and healthy smile is meeting with our friendly team for a consultation. We'll evaluate your situation and help you determine whether implant-supported restorations are the right choice for your smile. Contact us today to book your appointment!