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Dental Implants

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As patients live longer and grow older it becomes more and more likely they will lose one or more teeth during their lifetimes.  Dental implants are now the most predictable and successful way to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth.

For some people, bridges or dentures are not comfortable options to replace teeth, causing sore spots, difficulties eating or speaking and/or gagging.  In addition, in order to place a bridge to replace teeth, healthy teeth adjacent to the space must be prepared for crowns as well, even if they are healthy and cavity-free.  A huge advantage of dental implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down for sake of replacing what is missing in your mouth.

Patient must be in good overall health, have healthy gums and adequate bone to support a dental implant. Patients must also commit to good oral hygiene in order to keep their mouths healthy.

Dental implant surgery involves placement of a titanium-coated implant screw into the jaw where a tooth used to be. A crown, or in some cases a complete denture, is eventually fixed onto the implant screw(s).  The results are often amazing!

When inserted into the bone, a dental implant emulates the same root systems as your natural teeth. In fact, there is no other dental procedure that mimics nature as well as a dental implant.  Dental implants look, feels and function just like the real thing, sometimes even better.  Dental implants give you the comfort and pleasure of having a natural and healthy smile.