Dental Implants

What would you say if we told you that dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth? We're guessing you might not believe us. But the truth is dental implant surgery is one of dentistry's most amazing inventions. Unlike dentures, teeth implants provide permanent replacements for missing teeth. Surgically implanted into your jaw bone, a dental implant not only looks and feels like your natural tooth but can last a lifetime. 

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DENTAL IMPLANTS FAQS - Click on the questions to learn more.

A:Nothing can take place of a health set of teeth, but when disease or accident ends in tooth loss, a great alternative is dental implants. A single tooth implant is a free standing unit and does not involve the adjacent teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a bridge when several teeth are missing or to support dentures if all your teeth are missing. They are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body.

A:Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant and an implant crown should allow you to live your life as if you had never suffered from at missing tooth. You should be able to chew, speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions associated with a missing tooth. A dental implant with help minimize the amount of bone that will be lost in the area of a missing tooth. Preserving oral bone can maintain your remaining natural teeth and natural facial contours. Implants reduce the risk of having poor nutritional habits often found in patients with missing teeth. Implants also offer the look and feel of natural teeth.

A:If you are in good general health, with healthy gums and jawbone that can support and implant, this treatment may be an option for you. In fact, your health is more of a factor than your age. Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or leukemia, may interfere with healing after surgery. And if you use tobacco, you are at greater risk for gum disease, which can weaken the bone and tissues needed to support the implant.

Meticulous oral hygiene is critical to the success of the implant. If your overall health is good and your teeth and gums are in good shape, you may be a candidate for dental implants.