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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile. Many dentists and patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or to restore an entire smile.

Advantages of dental implants include:

  • time tested quality and effectiveness. The first implant was first developed in the 1950’s and over 3 million people enjoy having dental implants today.
  • function that is like your natural teeth
  • prevention of bone loss in your jaw
  • replacement of a single missing or damaged tooth or restoration of your entire smile.

You may qualify for dental implants if you have missing, broken or severely decayed teeth, and you are in relatively good overall health.

If you are interested in knowing if you are a candidate for dental implants, contact our friendly staff today!

Did you know…that approximately 30 million people live with no natural teeth in one or both jaws? But more and more dental patients are opting for dental implants as a means of tooth replacement. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that 3 million people currently have dental implants – a number that is rapidly growing by about 500,000 per year. Modern titanium implants were first developed in the 1950’s, but archeologists have determined that ancient Egyptians and Mayans were the first cultures to implant artificial teeth.