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Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

Once teeth are missing from the jawbone—whether one or many; whether from accident or disease—something very important is missing as well. That’s tooth stability.

Any denture wearer will tell you there’s nothing more upsetting than a slipping lower denture and the anxious uncertainty it brings. That’s because once one or more teeth are removed, the jawbone that previously anchored the roots begins to dissolve. Dental researchers worked for years to find ways to keep bone from shrinking. Now we’re proud to offer a solution that prevents bone loss while permitting durable, fixed, permanent restorations.

They’re dental implants. And they’re the next best tooth replacement option to the real thing, because they’re rooted in bone just like your original teeth. The procedure involves setting one or more implant anchors into the jawbone. These roots, made of titanium, are strong, non-toxic, and biologically compatible with the mouth.

The key to a successful implant is something we call osseointegration: the bone actually grows into the implant itself. Once this bond stabilizes we cap the root with a natural-appearing replacement tooth. Or multiple replacement teeth. Or use it as an anchor to support a crown or bridge—even a denture! Implants aren’t right for everyone. You need sufficient bone in your jaw to support them and a willingness to take good care of yourself during treatment.

But the benefits of implants, from restored chewing and speaking efficiency to improved nutrition, are undeniable.

What Can Implants Do?

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