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Benefits of Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. Luckily, patients today have several options when it comes to tooth replacement treatment. Many of our patients enjoy the wonderful benefits of dental implants.
Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth, and provide an unmatched level of support, stability, and esthetics!

How Do Dental Implants Work?

The most common type of dental implant is a root implant. During a minor procedure, a titanium implant screw is surgically placed into the jaw. The screw will replicate the root component of a missing tooth.

While you heal, which typically takes about six months, the titanium implant and your jawbone will fuse together through osseointegration. Osseointegration is responsible for the powerful bond that allows an implant to support a restoration.

Once the implant and your jaw have properly fused, we can place an abutment or support structure. The abutment is used to connect the implant to the restoration. Implants can be used to support a dental crown, a bridge, or an entire row of prosthetic teeth.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Almost all patients with good oral health will qualify for implant treatment. The main restriction is bone density and quantity. A patient must have a sufficient amount of existing bone to ensure the success of the implant. Individuals with long-term untreated tooth-loss may need to undergo bone augmentation to receive a dental implant. Talk with [[[CLIENTEX:DOCNAME1]]] to see if implants are right for you.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

We believe dental implants are the ideal choice for patients missing one or more teeth.
Patients who choose dental implants will experience:

•  Improved esthetics - Your implant-supported restoration will look virtually indistinguishable for your natural teeth. Restorations are typically fabricated using porcelain or zirconia. These materials best replicate the natural properties of tooth enamel.
•  Improved comfort - Removable restorations can cause irritation and discomfort. Because it becomes a permanent part of your mouth, an implant will feel like your natural tooth.
•  Improved self-esteem - Missing teeth can make smiling awkward and embarrassing. With dental implants, you will be able to smile, laugh, and speak with confidence.
•  Improved durability - Dental implants typically last for many decades. With the proper care and maintenance, many implants last a lifetime!
•  Improved oral health - Other restoration can lead to long-term oral health complications. Traditional bridges utilize your adjacent teeth to support a prosthetic tooth. These teeth, known as abutment teeth, can be more susceptible to decay and structural damage. Implants do not affect your surrounding teeth and make it easier to maintain proper dental hygiene.
•  No issues eating or speaking - Implants provide an immense level of stability and support. You will be able to eat and speak without worrying about slips or discomfort.
•  Convenient - Most implants require daily brushing and flossing, regular checkups, and professional cleanings. In other words, implants can be treated like your natural teeth.
•  Prevent bone deterioration - Because an implant mimics the root of your tooth, your bone receives physical stimulation. Without a tooth, your bone will begin to atrophy. Implants prevent bone deterioration and help you maintain your facial structure.

Learn More About Dental Implants

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