Dental Implants Can Revive Your Smile

When you lose even one tooth, up to 20 percent of adjacent teeth may be lost over the next four to eight years if the tooth isn’t replaced. Not only can missing teeth affect your smile, but they can also damage your oral health. If remaining teeth shift, you may experience alignment issues. Eating may become difficult, and bone degeneration can occur.

Dental implants offer a permanent, attractive solution for missing teeth. Constructed from biocompatible titanium, a dental implant is a small, metal post that a specialist will surgically position in your jaw bone. After implant surgery and healing time, a permanent crown will be placed on the post, creating an artificial tooth and root. Implants can replace one or more missing teeth.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Before starting implant therapy, your dentist will perform an exam and evaluate your current status. For implant placement, you need sufficient bone mass and good overall health.

How long does the implant process take?

Each case is different, but the average time frame is six to nine months from start to completion.

Are implants successful?

With proper care, which includes daily brushing and flossing as well as regular dental exams, dental implants have a 95 to 98 percent success rate.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

As the closest prosthetic to nature, dental implants offer stability and strength. Implants create permanent replacements that function like your original teeth.

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