If you’re suffering from missing teeth or old ill-fitting restorations that are getting in the way of your life, we want you to know that you’re not alone, and we’re here to help. Dental implants are the #1 recommended tooth replacement solution today – by doctors and patients alike. Dental implants help us rebuild your smile in a way we never could before. Imagine being able to enjoy your favorite foods again, and to speak and smile with confidence. Find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants today!
Before we go into the details of what dental implants are and their many benefits, we think it’s important for you to understand what can happen when missing teeth are left missing, and even with traditional restorations that sit on top of the gums.
With enough bone loss, we may not be able to place dental implants later on, which is why it’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible.
Dental implants are the only way to replace the root of a lost tooth, rather than just replacing the crown with traditional restorations. Dental implants are small posts or screws that are surgically inserted into the gums and jawbone, typically made from titanium. Once placed, the jawbone sees the implant as a new tooth root and will begin to grow and fuse around the implant. Dental implants prevent bone loss and actually stimulate new bone and tissue growth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can serve as anchors for stabilized restorations that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. If you need to replace a single tooth, a dental implant fixed with a full crown is a better alternative to a bridge because we don’t have to remove healthy tooth structure on either side as we do with bridges. Dental implants are a single tooth solution to a single tooth problem! If you need to replace several teeth, we can secure a bridge to one or more implants to fill the gap for a life-like solution that preserves the jawbone.
If you need to replace all of your teeth, we can secure a full arch or denture with several implants, depending on your individual needs and budget. Implant supported dentures offer all of the wonderful benefits of dental implants while providing freedom from removable dentures. No more messy adhesives, no more soaking overnight, implant supported dentures are the closest thing to natural teeth.