Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

New ImplantsDon’t let dentures or gaps in your teeth take away your confidence! Talk to Dr. Priscilla Shih about dental implants and get started on a path to reclaiming your smile! Waterloo Heights Dental Center offers the best dental implant technology available and we love to help our West Salem patients regain their confidence with a beautiful, healthy mouth.

What are Dental Implants for?

The best way to explain dental implants is to describe exactly what they do. If you have a missing tooth, Dr. Priscilla Shih will put an implant in its place. This implant will take root in the jawbone (just a like a real tooth), protect the bone and integrity of your face, and function just as a real tooth would. Only you and Dr. Shih will know it’s an implant.

If you have lost any teeth in the past, the bone around the lost tooth or teeth will soon go through a process called reabsorption, which can compromise the structure of your face and create a distinctly unpleasant look many people refer to as “sunken in.” If left untreated, this can be a painful condition that leads to a host of other complications and may even eliminate dentures as an option.

Implants not only fix this problem, but often reverse the damage.

Whatever may have led to tooth loss, it doesn’t have to concern you anymore. Implants can erase the pain and embarrassment of having visible holes in your bite and all the problems that come along with them. Implants provide the structure your mouth and jaw need to strengthen the bone and keep your face from caving inwards.

If you are considering dentures (or already have them) you will want to know that dental implants can help anchor dentures or replace them altogether. And they do so without harming nearby teeth.

Dental Implants: the Bottom Line

Missing teeth are common in West Salem, but you don’t have to suffer from this problem. Dental implants replace teeth and preserve the integrity of the jawbone, while also aiding in other restorative dental fixtures. Implants can give you a great smile without any of the inconveniences of having dentures or other options. Your daily routine can go on just as it did before you lost the tooth. In fact, you may even forget that you have an implant!

We at Waterloo Heights Dental Center are committed to your dental health and we love to give our patients a confidence boost with a great new smile. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions and make sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Priscilla Shih to find out how dental implants can help you!

As a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration, I believe that a beautiful, healthy smile is a person’s greatest asset. I emphasize the need to establish good communication between the doctor and patient to achieve this goal. With a strong commitment to continuing education, I believes that it is important to stay abreast of the latest, cutting edge techniques and procedures in the area of cosmetic dentistry. I attended UCLA as an undergraduate and continued my education at the Northwestern University School of Dentistry, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1977. I completed the Noblepharma Implant Mini-residency and hold Waterlase and Invisalign Advanced Certification. I am a member of the American Dental Association, The Wisconsin Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. A resident of the Stoughton area since 2008, I am active in my church and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. I enjoy gourmet cooking, reading, gardening and traveling in my spare time. I am married with three grown children, all of whom currently live in Chicago.

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