Now there is an alternative to dentures!
Now there is an alternative, Dental implants can be used to replace one or many missing teeth. They look so much like natural teeth that only a dentist can tell the difference. A dental implant is essentially a metal screw that is placed into the bone of the jaw where the tooth is missing. It varies from case to case, but typically dental implants must be given from 3-6 months to settle (for the bone to fill in). Once an implant is stable, a prosthetic tooth can be attached. Once complete, dental implants function just like real teeth.
All Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Now you can have crowns and bridges without metal! Have you seen smiles with crowns that have dark lines up by the gums and look like fake teeth? With newer porcelain crowns and bridges, your teeth can be beautiful and natural looking. Dr. Wilkop's labs are some of the most advanced labs in the country, helping us create some of the most natural looking porcelain crowns and bridges possible.
Our tooth-colored materials provide a natural-looking alternative to metal crowns and bridges. We use dental crowns at our state-of-the-art office in Milford, Michigan, to strengthen teeth that are fractured or decayed by protecting what is left of the tooth. The tooth that is damaged or decayed is cleaned up and reshaped, and the dental crown is made to fit over the new shape of the tooth. Not only do dental crowns improve your smile, they also make the tooth more resistant to injury. Bridges are a good alternative to dentures or dental implants. They are replacement teeth used to fill in spots where teeth are missing, and are usually anchored down by surrounding teeth or dental crowns. Filling in the gaps in your mouth is important because teeth can drift out of place when the surrounding teeth are missing.
Looking to improve your smile? Wilkop Dental Center in Milford, MI now offers dental implants.
Call Dr. Carol Wilkop DDS today to schedule an appoitment (248) 685-2035.