Dental Care of Jackson Hole is a full-service dentist in Jackson, Wyoming, and the surrounding areas. We’re ready to help you with all of your Cosmetic, Periodontal, Restorative dental needs, and more. Dr. Paula Schmidt and Dr. Braiden Jorgensen are committed to each patient’s health and confidence in their smile. Their team is specialty-trained, and they place a high value on customer care to ensure that you are satisfied with your treatment. One of the many restorative treatments we offer is dental implants.


Some Restorative Dentistry Options 

Do you have any teeth that are unhealthy or damaged? Perhaps they’re discolored, require extraction, or are even loose. If you don’t like the shape of your teeth or are having problems with how they function when you bite, you may sometimes want to replace them. You certainly can.

There are a variety of therapeutic dentistry solutions available to replace your existing teeth if they are damaged. For example, if you have damaged, broken, or cracked teeth, Dr. Schmidt or Dr. Jorgensen and the team can repair them and cap them with a veneer, crown, or bridge. The prosthetic cap will improve the shape and color of the tooth if it is too small.

Dentures can replace lost teeth and are often a cost-effective and functional option. But they don’t function as well as natural teeth, and you might not like how they feel in your mouth. They’re detachable for cleaning or sleeping. However, this means they can also come loose while speaking or chewing.

These choices aren’t as invasive as more permanent options and maybe less expensive. However, you might want a solution that lasts long and performs similarly to natural teeth.


Why Dental Implants May Be the Best Choice

Dental implants include many advantages, whereas other restorative dental options include disadvantages. They look and feel just like your natural teeth, and they’re just as durable. They can last a lifetime if properly cared for. You can brush and floss around them just like regular teeth. Because they’re made of titanium, they won’t deteriorate like natural teeth.

Dental implants can help prevent jawbone loss. If you have one or more missing teeth, the lack of tooth structure can allow the jawbone to shrink. Such shrinkage can make your face look older than it is. 

They attach to your jawbone through the gums in the same way as real tooth roots do, so you won’t have to worry about them coming loose or falling out. They can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Your dentist can use them to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. 

A crown is placed on top of the titanium rod implant. The crown is sculpted to match the size and color of the rest of your teeth. So dental implants look excellent, feel natural, and operate like actual teeth. They refresh and enhance your smile as if it were new.

Dental implants don’t come without drawbacks. They can be more costly and invasive than other solutions. They sometimes require the extraction of the old tooth and a surgical procedure to implant the titanium rod. This procedure can take months, giving your mouth time to heal at each stage. 


Contact Us Today to Look Into Dental Implants

Scheduling a consultation is the best approach to find out if dental implants are correct for you. Dr. Schmidt or Dr. Jorgensen

 will assess your health and mouth structure thoroughly to see if you are a good candidate for them.

For a consultation, give us a call right now. We’ll form a comprehensive understanding of your dental situation. We’ll provide recommendations based on your dental requirements and objectives. We’ll get you the results you want.