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Dental Implants

What are Implants

A dental implant is a small man-made titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to fuse with the bone and serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. They never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have “false teeth,” and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.

 

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Implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of Titanium, the individual dental implants fuse with your jaw-bone and become a solid anchor for your replacement crown , bridge or denture's .


Am I A Suitable Candidate For Dental Implants ?

Anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. If one, a few or all teeth are missing, dental implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge or implant retained dentures can replace those teeth.

Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits that dental implants offer. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Here at Smiiles & More our preferred implant dentist can determine if you are a candidate for treatment after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical health history.

Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are a proven restorative option with a long clinical history .

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Benefits Of Dental Implants

The benefits of implant treatment include appearance, the enhanced ability to chew and enjoy your food, and often protection of your remaining teeth and jawbone. Implants offer many benefits never before available for the treatment of missing teeth. In short, dental implants will look, feel and function like real teeth.

Treatment time will vary depending on your particular situation. Nowadays it is often possible to get well-functioning and aesthetic looking teeth within a few days. In some cases it may be necessary to wait longer before finishing the restoration in order to obtain an optimal result. When this is the case most patients can leave the surgery wearing some type of temporary prosthesis. 

 

Be Confident With Your Dentures

Experience the freedom of dentures that feel more stable and more secure. As little as two dental implants in your lower jaw are proven to significantly help overcome the social and physical limitations experienced by complete denture wearers. Smiles and More dentures retained by dental implants, will make you feel healthier, happier and more confident  to live your life the way you want.

 

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Fees

The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants required to support your replacement teeth. It is important for you to know that you do not necessarily need an implant for each missing root. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary to have a implant dentist to examine your mouth. After a diagnostic examination, your implant dentist will recommend the treatment that is best for you and what your investment would be for the procedure.

 

Looking After Your Dental Implants 

Maintaining care of the implants will help to assure the long-term success of your treatment. You will be responsible for daily plaque removal, which can be accomplished through brushing and flossing around your restoration. Your implant dentist ,dentist or hygienist will show you how to properly care for your implants. You should visit the practice at least once a year for maintenance appointments.