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Dental Implants

If you have missing or lost teeth, dental implants can help to restore your beautiful smile again. An implant will not simply restore the appearance and beauty of your smile; it will function like one of your own real teeth.

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Whether you have lost teeth from a periodontal disease, an accident or tooth decay, an implant will restore the look and functionality of your teeth. Dental implants are an alternative to fixed bridges and full or partial dentures for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is surgically placed in the jaw bone to support a dental restoration that resembles a tooth.

The implant can fuse with the jaw bone through a healing process called “osseointegration.” After enough time has been allowed to complete the healing, the restoration will be placed on the implant.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Because dental implants are attached to the jaw bone, they are more stable than dentures. Since dentures can move about, it is often difficult to eat and speak well. Dental implants are much like natural teeth, allowing you to speak clearly and chew properly; providing a stable support of your denture and/or removable partial denture.

Implants improve your appearance, your speech, the ability to enjoy your favorite foods, your comfort and your self-esteem.  Today’s implants are not susceptible to periodontal disease or tooth decay. Dental implants are considered permanent – and in most cases can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are now a routine part of modern dentistry – no longer considered “experimental” or even “new.” Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry.  Studies have found that the success rate for today’s dental implants is as high as 98 percent, with little or no discernible bone loss.  In the hands of a properly trained and skilled doctor they are a safe, predictable and most often the preferred alternative to old-fashioned bridges and dentures.

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Our practice uses AstraTech dental implant products.  AstraTech represents the latest in technology achievements and designs for dental implants.

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