What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are synthetic structures placed in the tooth where the root would normally be. Using this technique, Dr. Watson and his staff of trusted dental technicians can anchor specially-made implant(s) to your surrounding jawbone to serve as a strong starting foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge to go on top of it, completing your smile's full restoration!
Replace Multiple Teeth — When you have more than one tooth missing, implants provide an ideal replacement mechanism. You don't even need one implant for every missing tooth. Instead, implant teeth can act as supports for fixed bridgework. For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, we can place two implants, one on either side of the gap, and a crown in between that has no implant underneath. That way, you won't need to use any of your remaining natural teeth as bridge supports, which could weaken them and make them more susceptible to decay.
Replace All Teeth Permanently — Implants can support an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth that are fixed into the mouth and are never removed. Sometimes the new teeth can be supported by as few as 4 implants. It's comparable to the structure of a table, which only needs 4 legs to hold it up. In cases where jawbone density and volume have deteriorated, 5 or 6 implants might be needed to support a row of 10 to 12 teeth. Dental implant replacement teeth protect your jawbone, won't slip, and should last a lifetime.
Implants Are Believable
Implants are expertly made so they have the appearance of your natural teeth! Typically made from materials like ceramic or metal, implants won't leave anybody noticing the difference between your natural teeth.
Implants Require A Completely Safe Surgery Preparing and placing your custom-made implant(s) does require surgery, and a period of time is needed after the procedure has been completed so the implant can attach itself to the surrounding bone tissue and be anchored in your mouth for the long haul. An artificial tooth is then placed atop the implant to give the full appearance of a natural tooth so you can start flashing that beautiful smile again with confidence.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
As long as you have the right bone density in your jaw and a strong immune system, then you qualify for dental implants! Patients who are willing to maintain a strict oral hygiene regimen that involves daily brushing and flossing as well as coming into the dentist for regular check-ups are especially qualified to experience the overwhelming dental solution that is dental implants.
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