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Dental Implants

If You’re Missing a Tooth, You’re Not Alone.

An estimated 20 million people in North America suffer the physical and emotional effects of missing teeth, but with dental implants, you can get your smile, your chewing function and your confidence back. Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. They look, function and feel like healthy, natural teeth. Unlike crown and bridge treatment, dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent natural, healthy teeth. They also prevent bone loss and the movement of natural, healthy teeth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are most often made of titanium and consist of an anchor or root (the implant), and an abutment and crown (the prosthetics). The dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone, under your gums, and actually encourages your bone to attach to it, which in turn secures the implant into your jaw. The prosthetic (abutment and crown) is attached to the integrated dental implant to complete your new smile. Dental implants can be used to support single teeth, bridges and dentures. To find out more, check out this article from the American Dental Association on Dental Implants.