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What Are Dental Implants?

Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants can permanently replace missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth. With the help of dental implants, we can fully remedy toothlessness and thus strongly improve chewing and speaking abilities as well as restore a beautiful smile. Implants can also serve as carriers of a fixed dental bridge or denture.

What is an implant?

Combining the latest advances in micro-dentistry and periodontal craftsmanship, dental implants are the strongest, most permanent solution for missing teeth. This success is achieved by implanting a (typically) titanium “root post” that fuses with your jaw, and then later by attaching a crown atop the post. The procedure restores your bite and smile to their natural state.

It sounds painful, is it?

We get this question a lot. The idea of having something foreign screwed into your mouth may scare you. Rest assured, there is absolutely nothing to be fearful of. With a 95% success rate, the surgery is less painful then getting a tooth removed.

Are there any contraindications?

  • Cancer
  • Immune diseases like Leukemia
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy within the last 15 years
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Patients under 16 years of age due to incomplete formation of bones

I have loose fitting dentures, can implants fix that?

Loose, uncomfortable dentures that can fall out of your mouth and prevent you from eating some of your favorite foods are the dentures of yesteryear. With today’s new dental technology, you can strengthen your smile and your confidence at the same time with an implant-supported denture.
Unlike old-fashioned dentures which can come loose and have you worrying about talking and eating around other people, the design of an implant-supported denture allows it to stay firmly in place just like your natural teeth. Like permanent crowns and bridges, this denture is supported by implants placed into your jawbone that provide for superior strength and natural feel. You might not have imagined ever being able to eat the foods you miss, or boldly laughing again without a care in the world. Now you can.

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