Today, once you lose teeth you have more options than ever before: you can replace them with bridges, dentures or implants.
Replacement is critical, because once a tooth is lost your remaining teeth move to fill the void and the chances that your jawbone will recede increase exponentially
Dental implants allow patients to regain fully functional and natural appearing smiles. Tooth loss is caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma. Dental implants are an alternative to ordinary dental bridges or dentures to fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants are innovative. Implant dentistry focuses on creating smiles that have the natural stability of real teeth. Tooth implant smiles look and feel authentic, and they maintain biological stimulation to prevent bone loss and that “sunken-in” appearance.
A tooth implant is a durable titanium cylinder that is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. After placement, the implant will fuse with the jawbone until it is fully integrated and becomes part of your body. Dental implants can be restored with dental crowns, dentures, or dental bridges.
Dental implants work just like real teeth with real roots! They stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from weakening and collapsing. Each tooth implant can sustain all of the bite force and ability of a natural tooth.
If you want to replace one or more missing teeth, ask us about implant dentistry. Dental implants are reliable enough to support bridges, dentures, or crowns.
Most healthy patients are candidates for dental implants. Dr. Klopenstine can tell you more after a screening and evaluation process.