Dental implants are artificial tooth roots embedded into the jaw, taking the place of one or more missing teeth. They are used to permanently anchor a prosthetic tooth, such as a crown, bridge or denture. Though they are not for everyone, most people who get dental implants experience a successful outcome that often lasts several decades.
Dental implants are always personalized to the functional and cosmetic needs of a patient. They are sized, shaped and color-matched for aesthetics. Implants are often chosen by patients seeking the most natural looking and feeling of tooth replacement options, primarily because dental implants are fixed and designed to match the surrounding teeth.
If you have one or more missing teeth or will soon be having a tooth extracted, you may be thinking about tooth replacement options. Most patients have a choice in this decision, usually comparing the benefits of implants versus other solutions, like dentures and bridges. Though not everyone will be a good candidate for dental implants, those who are will experience a more secure and long-lasting solution when choosing implants.
At our practice, we highly recommend dental implants whenever possible. There are many reasons for getting dental implants. In most cases, a patient has already lost one or more teeth due to tooth decay, periodontitis or some type of physical trauma. However, the ability to completely customize dental implants also makes them an option for people who desire the improved confidence that comes from a perfect smile. You may also wish to consider dental implants if you:
- Have pain caused by malocclusion
- Want the look and feel of a real tooth
- Desire a low-maintenance routine
Did you know…
Success rates are extremely high for this procedure – especially in patients with healthy gums and sufficient bone structure. Furthermore, implants are very low-maintenance in comparison to other tooth replacement solutions. In fact, you can treat an implant in much of the same way you treat your other teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
If you think dental implants may be right for you, we invite you to contact our office to schedule your one-on-one consultation. We will be happy to evaluate your tooth replacement needs and help you determine if implants could be the solution for you.