If you are missing teeth, our dentists may recommend replacing them with dental implants or dentures. Once we assess you teeth, our team will make a recommendation that is best suited to your needs.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to support a denture or bridge.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Eliminates further bone loss in most circumstances: Typically, our bodies maintain the bone in the area around the tooth. If teeth are missing anywhere in the jaw, the bone will slowly disappear. When your doctor places an implant in your jaw bone, it stimulates the bone and your body will continue to maintain the bone in that area, similar to your natural teeth.
No change to healthy teeth: Unlike dental bridges, your remaining natural teeth do not need to be prepared, or changed prior to or during this procedure.
Periodontal disease: Implants can be less prone to gum problems than natural teeth. In cases where people have lost some or all of their teeth due to gum disease, implants can be used to replace the missing teeth. Because the offending tooth or teeth are removed, the environment in the area improves and you have a second chance at healthy gums. Proper home and professional cleaning is still very important for long term health.
Improved appearance: Implants are designed to blend with your mouth, creating an attractive smile.