Are Dental Implants Right For You?

| September 23, 2014

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Dental implants are an extremely effective solution for patients who are missing teeth. The next best thing to natural teeth, implants are surgically placed and capped with a natural-looking dental crown to bring your smile back to life.  Are you missing teeth? Do you need to have broken or damaged teeth replaced? Here are four reasons that we recommend placing dental implants.

Implants look just like your natural smile

Dental implants are made to mimic your natural teeth, right down to the look, feel, fit and function. When placed, a porcelain crown is used to closely match the teeth surrounding the implant. With today’s technology, this matching process is near identical.

Implants can replace single or multiple teeth

Whether you have one tooth that has been affected by periodontal disease or multiple teeth that have been damaged by a medical condition, dental implants may be recommended as the best course of treatment to rebuild your smile. Treatments are scheduled in phases, to allow proper time for healing between each procedure.

Implants fuse to the bone

Dental implants really are a remarkable science. During this procedure, a medical grade titanium alloy rod is placed into the jawbone. The surrounding bone fuses with the implant, creating a natural-like tooth root. In some cases, bone grafting techniques may be applied to provide additional healthy bone.

Implants are a long term solution

Though dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they are widely considered to be the best long-term solution for patients with missing or badly damaged teeth. We will continue to monitor your progress to ensure that the implants have properly fused to the bone and that no further complications exist.

If you’re missing a tooth because of periodontal disease, or if you need to replace multiple teeth that have been damaged, talk with us about dental implants! We will determine if you are a suitable candidate and create a treatment plan to bring out your best, natural-looking smile.