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Whether you need just one, or even all of your teeth replaced, you may want to look into dental implants. This dental work is our office’s suggested treatment for our patients. Dental implants have several significant advantages over crowns, bridges, and dentures. If you already know that you are considering dental implants, contact The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today for a consultation. Our professional staff can evaluate your case to make the best recommendation for you.

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Why Dental Implants?

Permanent teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons. Sometimes traumatic accidents or injury can occur that can knock out or damage our teeth. Patients can experience tooth loss from a reduction in bone density or from sickness. Additionally, some teeth may become infected and need to be removed. However, the loss of your permanent teeth doesn’t have to mean that you can’t have a perfect smile.


Previously, the only options for permanent tooth replacement was a bridge or dentures. However, both of these options do not attach directly into the bone underneath your gums. This means that they may not feel as secure and that you may have to use additional products in order to secure them in your mouth properly. If dealing with adhesives and specialized cleaners on a daily basis is not something that is appealing to you, then dental implants could be just the solution!


Additionally, when you lose a permanent tooth, and the root is no longer in the jaw, your body suddenly believes that the bone that once surrounded that tooth is no longer needed. In these cases, your body begins to resorb that bone. This creates a further bone loss that can quickly affect the neighboring teeth and may cause those teeth to become twisted, loose, or even fall out. This just continues the cycle. In some cases, bone loss can become so great that it affects a person’s facial appearance.


In contrast, dental implants not only help to stop resorption from occurring but actually trigger the body to begin building new, healthy bone around the implant itself. This helps to keep your implant and neighboring teeth secure and working correctly.

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What is an Implant?


While several different types of implants are used for different situations, the basic idea of the implant is to place a small titanium post into the bone by making a small incision in the gums. The titanium post is coated with a special material that helps to rapidly promote the growth of new bone. In addition, the post has microscopic holes drilled into it, which allow the bone to securely attach and anchor.

After the implant has been allowed to heal and adequately attach, a special crown will be fitted to the top of the post. This crown will look and feel just like your natural teeth. This means that you can get the smile you have always wanted and nobody will know that you have had dental work to get it!

Care of an Implant

While other tooth replacement options require specialized care instructions, dental implants don’t require anything beyond a regular dental hygiene routine. This means that you should brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist for your regular checkups. There are a few things to watch with implants, though. They can be scratched by abrasive toothpaste. Metal dental tools can also scratch them, so ensure that your toothbrush and any interdental cleaners you use are not made of metal.


Overview

Dental implants give far more significant benefits than any of the other tooth replacement options. If you think that dental implants are right for you, contact The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation.

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