Three Signs You Need Dental Implants
November 03, 2017
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If you are missing a tooth or several teeth — then you are a candidate for dental implants.

Implants offer a permanent solution to the problems of tooth decay and missing teeth and provide structural support for the entire mouth. Most importantly, implants will allow you to chew your food normally and will restore proper digestion.

Generally preferred by dentists over dental bridges, dental implants last longer and they look like and function more like natural teeth. In addition, dental implants are more convenient and require far less maintenance than dentures, which must be removed for cleaning and maintenance. Dental bridges are not anchored to the gums, therefore are not as sturdy as dental implants.


Relieve yourself of the burden of dentures and bridges. Dental implants provide you with the freedom you need to live your life without the hassles of not being able to eat what you want.


Three Reasons to Get Dental Implants:

  • You are currently using dentures
  • You’ve lost a tooth or teeth
  • Your mouth currently has bridges

So, when is the best time for your dentist to insert a dental implant? Usually you should consider replacing a tooth soon after you’ve lost that tooth to prevent bone loss, shifting of your teeth or a bite imbalance. Your new dental implants will last a lifetime and will match your other teeth — giving you a smile that looks and feels natural.


To learn more about Grand Rapids dentist Dr. Kent Wildern and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at (616) 364-8716Kent Wildern DDS and his dental team provide patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home