Restoring Shape & Function to Your Smile
A dental implant is an appliance used to replace the roots of teeth at All Smiles Dental Care. The implant is surgically attached to the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. In the event that more than one tooth is missing, several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge. Implants can even be used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth. This can greatly improve your chewing ability and reduce the risk of choking.
An implant can help resolve many issues, such as:
- A missing tooth or teeth
- Desire to improve chewing ability
- Desire for a more permanent solution than dentures
- The “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth
- Potential bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants with artificial teeth are the closest thing to regrowing your natural teeth. They are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and head off jaw joint problems. They are far superior to removable dentures.
In some cases, there may be inadequate bone to support an implant. In those instances, advanced surgery to restore bone may be necessary to allow the use of implants. The alternative to using implants would be the use of removable dental appliances to restore function. For more information about dental implants, contact our Monett dentist office today at (417) 235-6416!
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- We Accept Most Insurance
- Free Consultations Available
- Convenient Hours & Location
- Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff
- All Your Dental Needs In One Office