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A dental implant is versatile and can replace single teeth, multiple teeth, an arch of teeth, or secure dentures. The dental implant process involves a simple treatment plan and an easy patient experience, sometimes even requiring less numbing than needed for a filling. Partial dentures can abuse surrounding teeth, whereas dental implants do not require other teeth to properly restore a missing or lost tooth. Dental implants improve chewing capability, restore the comfort, and enhance the smile.
Dental implants have become the gold standard in tooth replacement. That's for a number of reasons. One is that they're so versatile in that they can replace single teeth or multiple teeth. You can even use them to replace an entire arch of teeth or secure your dentures. Another reason is how highly successful they are. They've been in use for over 30 years now in dentistry, and they have a wonderful, predictable treatment path that is shockingly easy on the patient.
We understand it sounds much scarier than it is. We're talking about replacing a tooth with a dental implant, which is a titanium screw that replaces the tooth root in your jaw. People say that that sounds terrifying, but I guarantee you it's going to be a much easier experience than you think. Bone has very little feeling and it makes for a very shockingly easy experience where oftentimes we can do the entire replacement of the implant with fewer and more comfortable shots than it takes to even do a small filling.
So don't let the fear prevent you from coming in and talking with us and finding out what it really is all about; how easy it is and how versatile it is. If you're missing teeth, you can almost certainly have some major benefit from dental implants. Another reason is that because we can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, we don't need the teeth surrounding the missing spaces to be involved in it. Traditionally we had to do things like grind down the teeth on either side so that a bridge would fit over those teeth and replace the tooth in the middle that's missing.
If you don't need a crown on those two teeth, that's just done a huge detriment to them for no reason other than to replace the tooth in the middle. If we going to replace it with an implant, those teeth go unharmed and can last you for as long as they should. With a bridge on there, it's very difficult to clean. It sets those teeth up for problems down the road such as root canals, fractures, and difficult to protect those areas that cause cavities. Partial dentures are similar in that they really abuse the teeth that support the partial denture and almost certainly set those teeth up for future problems.
Another thing is that, like all things in life, dentistry is subject to wear and tear. We use our mouths constantly every day and so, nothing lasts forever. But implants are about as close as we've gotten in dentistry. If you take care of it, we don't give an expiration date on how long an implant is going to last because truly, they may last you a lifetime. So it really has become the dentistry of the future. It has so many indications. So come in and let's chat about it. Even if you know you need to have a tooth taken out or you've been missing teeth for years, come in. Let's chat. Let's figure out if something can be done to help you improve the quality of your life, your chewing capability, and restore the comfort and smile that you deserve.