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Dental Implants

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Losing just one tooth creates a big change to your smile. Not only does it create a gap between teeth, but it makes it harder to chew or even speak properly. When you lose multiple teeth, the effect is even more dramatic. Consider the impact this will have on your diet and nutrition.

Tooth loss also affects the bones of your jaws and face. The bone and teeth support the lower third of the face. When teeth are lost, the bone will also be lost. Without teeth, the jaw bone begins to shrink or atrophy and becomes brittle. This can have a dramatic change on a person's face.  Tooth loss may change the shape of your face and cause you to look prematurely aged. Implants can help restore your smile and preserve bone.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a great way to replace missing teeth. It is a titanium screw that gets surgicially placed into the jaw bone, in the place of the missing tooth. Over time, the bone grows around the implant and holds it in place. It replaces the tooth's root and becomes the foundation to preserve bone and restore your smile. The tooth is replaced with an enamel-like crown that looks and feels like a natural tooth. The implant replaces missing tooth roots and provides support for the replacement teeth. They can be used as an alternative to bridges and dentures. Dental implants offer a permanent solution that is more comfortable than the alternatives.

Why Dental Implants?

When it comes to dental implants, there are many advantages. Dental implants can improve the appearance of your smile, speech, and comfort. Because they are permanently attached to the bone and jawline, the implant stays in place so you don’t have to worry about them slipping around or falling out. Because each implant acts and looks like a normal tooth, actions like eating or speaking is the same- as though there have always been a tooth there. Missing teeth has an effect on how much food you can eat as well as changing the shape of your face causing premature aging. Implants restore smiles by replacing missing teeth to help preserve bone structure while restoring function back into eating habits .  Implants are very durable and can last many years. They can even last a lifetime if taken care of properly through good oral health habits.

Whether you have lost a single tooth, or several teeth, dental implants can be the solution. Missing teeth can happen due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, autoimmune disorders, sports/blunt force trauma, or even grinding your teeth. 
Learn about the different types of implants below
Single Tooth Replacement
Multiple Teeth Replacement
Bone Grafting

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Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth! If you think you may need dental implants, schedule a complimentary consultation today to see how we can help restore your smile! We have a professional team who has been specially trained in restorative dentistry and oral surgery. We can coordinate a plan that addresses your specific needs, with an individualized treatment plan.
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