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What is a Dental Implant?

Dental Implant

With today's dental implant technology and Dr. Kuntz's expert professional training, Smile Beautiful Dentistry can replace missing teeth and allow you to smile and chew with more confidence.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (titanium) that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture in place. Implants are a good solution to tooth loss because they look and feel like natural teeth. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support, they are permanent and stable. They also help to prevent further bone loss.

What Can Dental Implants Do?

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth

  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture

  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable

Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures or a Bridge

  • Esthetic: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.

  • Tooth-saving: Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!

  • Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence! They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.

  • ReliableThe success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

Can anyone receive dental implants?

In order to qualify for implants, a consultation must be completed by Dr. Kuntz. Because implants require surgery, patients must be in good health, have healthy gums, have adequate bone to support the implant and be committed to meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits. If you are considering implants, a thorough evaluation by Dr. Kuntz will help determine if you would be a good candidate for this procedure.

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