Implant dentistry has made significant progress in recent years. Many people have missing teeth due to accidents, decay or gum disease. These missing teeth may be permanently replaced with dental implants as an alternative to bridgework or partial dentures. Even full dentures can be augmented or totally replaced by dental implants. Our office works with a specialized laboratory that creates life-like implant tooth replacements.
Dental implants are small prosthetic posts that are embedded into the bone of the patient’s jaw. They replace the roots of the lost natural teeth and also serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. They are the equivalent to having a hip or knee replacement. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth; most people (aside from your dentist) will not be able to tell the difference. Dental implants are used to replace single teeth, support small bridges, or to support removable complete and partial dentures.
Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is in reasonable good health and is currently missing teeth, or is at risk of losing teeth. Implants are patient and site specific, meaning that you must have enough bone in the area of treatment (area of the missing teeth) to provide for the anchorage of the implants.
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