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Questions & answers

Dental implants

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are strong and stable restorations that can be designed to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or a complete arch of teeth. Implants replace both the root and crown of the tooth. The implant post acts as the root replacement and is placed into your jawbone. After that, our dentists will create a custom crown to match your natural teeth and complete this treatment.

What are the benefits of a dental implant?

Benefits of a dental implant may include:

  • Improved smile appearance. Implants are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.
  • Speech improvement. Implants allow you to speak without the inconvenience of missing teeth.
  • Easier eating. Implants function as natural teeth, allowing you to eat the foods you normally would.
  • Improved oral health. Dental implants promote long-term oral health and improve oral hygiene.
  • Durability. Implants are designed to last a lifetime.
  • Convenience. Implants are permanent and much easier to deal with than removable appliances like dentures.

Who is a candidate to receive a dental implant?

If you have missing teeth, you are a candidate for implant dentistry. If you have any preexisting oral health conditions, those will need to be addressed prior to receiving your implant.

Dental implants

Stable tooth replacements

Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.

Restore your smile

Following this healing period, our dentists will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.

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At Dentistry and Braces group, we believe that everyone deserves exceptional dental care, no matter their age or circumstance. For personalized, comprehensive dental care, contact our experienced dentists and make your appointment today.