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If you’ve lost a tooth or several teeth due to gum disease, trauma, or decay, you may want to consider dental implants. Dental implants can help preserve your oral and bone health, and serve as anchors for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the gums and allowed to fuse with the jawbone. Implants function the same as a natural tooth root – keeping the tooth in place, and preventing the underlying jawbone from deteriorating. In fact, once fused, implants can actually help to stimulate new bone growth. Implants can be fitted with a single tooth replacement like a crown, or serve as anchors for a full set of dentures.
Am I a candidate?
Unfortunately, patients who have already suffered from significant bone loss may not be eligible for dental implants. Good candidates require a certain amount of healthy bone to successfully host an implant. However, we can restore your jawbone density with bone grafting, and there are different types of implants – patients who have suffered some bone loss who are not able to support a full implant may be good candidates for mini implants.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental implants are many, and range from functional, to cosmetic, to health:
- Permanent solution for missing teeth
- Stabilize surrounding teeth
- Preserve bite
- Prevent jawbone deterioration
- Stimulate new bone growth
- Fill the gap in your smile
- Enjoy your favorite foods again
- Speak with confidence
- Stabilize restorations like crowns & dentures
- No more clunky, ill-fitting, removable appliances
- Restore your quality of life
Give us a call!
Take control of your oral health and your life today! If you have any questions about dental implants, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Dubuque periodontist – Dr. James Fili at Dubuque Periodontics – give us a call today at (563) 538-1003.