What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a substitute tooth root that functions like a natural tooth root, preserving the bone and providing a strong foundation for a replacement crown. No other treatment option preserves bone.
Dental implants have restored natural-looking smiles and self-confidence for millions of people over the past five decades. Whether you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, your dentist will usually recommend dental implants because of the significant benefits they provide compared to other treatment options.
Your natural tooth consists of two parts: the root, embedded in the bone and the crown which is visible. When you lose a tooth, the bones that previously surrounded the tooth resorbs or deteriorates.
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WHY ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS CONSIDERED THE TREATMENT OF CHOICE?
Dental implants are the preferred method of tooth replacement because of the benefits they provide compared to other treatment options:
- Dental implants are often the only means to directly replace a tooth
- Dental implant treatment does not compromise the health of the adjacent natural teeth
- Dental implants have the best prognosis and the highest long-term success rates
- Dental implants preserve bone, preventing bone resorption that occurs when teeth are lost or missing
- Dental implant treatment is often the most cost-effective tooth replacement option.
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Are you a candidate for Dental Implants?
Nearly everyone with missing teeth (in general good health) is a candidate for dental implant treatment. Very few health issues prevent patients from having dental implants
The quality and quantity of bone determine whether dental implant treatment is possible. Fortunately, advances in technology and bone grafting procedures have made it possible for many people who do not have sufficient bone to have dental implant treatment.
If tooth loss has effected your appearance, self-confidence or comfort, a consultation with your dentist is the first step in determining whether you are a candidate for dental implant treatment.