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Overcome Tooth Loss with Dental Implants

Dental implants offer

Tooth loss is more of a problem than just what meets the eye. The appearance of missing teeth can cause embarrassment. But in addition, just one missing tooth can lead to oral and general health concerns including an increased risk of tooth decay, additional tooth loss, gum disease, and even malnutrition. Therefore, replacement is essential. Unlike other options, dental implants replace both the root and crown of missing teeth, which makes them the most lifelike tooth replacement.


 Benefits of Dental Implants

Diagram showing impant and crown in mouth What makes dental implants better than, say, a bridge or denture? Because a dental implant  stands in for both the root and crown of a tooth, it resembles a natural tooth more closely. The  implant secures the crown, so you are able to enjoy any food without having to worry about a  denture that slips or a partial that pops out. You will also be able to smile and speak with  complete confidence.

 In addition, having an implant surgically positioned in your jaw helps you look younger. When you  are missing a tooth, you are also missing the root. Without that root, your jawbone lacks the  stimulation needed to encourage healthy new bone tissue growth. Consequently, the bone begins  to melt away, making your face look sunken and older. This can also occur when you wear a  denture or partial that rests on top of your gum ridge.

 And unlike other prosthetics that must often be attached to other teeth in order to remain in place, dental implants stay in place all on  their own.

Indications for Dental Implants

Diagram of crown going onto dental implant   Most people are qualified candidates for dental implants. If you are in good general health and  you are willing to commit to a strict oral hygiene routine, then dental implants could be right for  you whether you are missing one or more teeth.

 Missing Single Tooth

  If you are missing a single tooth, then Dr. Darweesh will place one implant to support an implant-retained crown. He will position the implant to take advantage of the most bone density at the site.

 Missing Multiple Teeth

Computer model of implant-retained fixed bridge For several missing teeth, Dr. Darweesh will place two dental implants that support a bridge. The bridge will consist of crowns that attach to the implants and false teeth to fill the gap in your smile.

 Missing All Teeth

If you are missing all of your teeth along one arch, then implant-retained dentures, All-On-4 or Teeth in  a Day could be the perfect solution. You and Dr. Darweesh will decide with option is best for your  particular set of circumstances, your lifestyle and your budget.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Computer model of implant-retained dentures The cost of dental implants depends on several factors. First, there is the fee for the minor oral  surgery required to place the implants. Then, there is the cost of abutments (connectors between  the implant and restoration) and the type of restoration you need—a single crown, a bridge or a  denture. So while these can make dental implants cost more than other tooth replacement  options, you need to consider the value of your investment. Dental implants are designed to last a  lifetime when they are given proper care. And with a success rate of 98 percent, dental implants  could give you a reason to smile for the rest of your life!