What are Dental Implants?
Despite advances in dental care, more than 120 million people in the US are missing at least one tooth. Dental implants are a great option to address tooth loss. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire upper and/or lower jaw of teeth.
Dental implants are a man-made replacement for the root of the tooth, crafted to be similar in shape and size to a natural tooth root. Like tooth roots, dental implants provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth and are secured in the jawbone. In addition, they are not visible once surgically placed.
What Are The Advantages of Dental Implants?
Single Tooth Dental Implant
A single tooth implant is often the ideal solution for single a missing tooth. By replacing one single tooth the dental implant is inserted directly into the jawbone which avoids a conventional bridge relying on the support of adjacent teeth. With the use of a conventional bridge the adjacent teeth must be filed down to accommodate the bridge. A single dental implant maintains the health of the adjacent teeth and easily provides the patient with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Multiple Tooth Implants
Dental implants look, feel and function just like normal, healthy teeth. This holds true for the patient experiencing the loss of multiple teeth. Patients often report they are again eating their favorite foods, smiling with confidence, and feeling secure in their appearance and oral health after the placement of their dental implants.
Benefits of single and multiple dental implants:
- The look and function of natural teeth.
- The gums, jaw and surrounding teeth will not be adversely impacted, in addition the bone is preserved.
- They are a great long-term solution to missing teeth as they are securely fastened in place, are fully-functional, and aesthetically pleasing.
Full Arch Implants
Full arch dental implants are the best solution for patients missing the majority or all of their teeth. A full set of dental implants creates a fixed solution, eliminating the stress and inconvenience associated with other multi-teeth replacement options.
Full arch dental implants allow a patient to experience:
- A permanent, hassle-free solution.
- Confidence in how they look and how their teeth feel.
- The ability to eat and chew all their favorite foods without concerns of pain or embarrassment.
If you are missing several teeth, we understand the effect this can have on your overall health, self confidence and daily interactions. The Kluth-Richardson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team have the education, training and experience to deliver a dental implant solution that will restore your smile aesthetic and dental function.
Patients Sharing Their Experience
“ My dental implant procedure was quick and painless. I highly recommend Dr. Mike and his team for all your dental needs! ” – Michele R.