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Options for Missing Teeth - Implants - Belle Fourche - Jackson Dental

Options for Missing Teeth – Implants

added on: August 13, 2016

We see so many patients who are missing teeth. Some teeth are lost in accidents. Some teeth become severely damaged or infected and need to be pulled. Other teeth have been missing since birth. Whatever reason your teeth are missing, we know that they can lead to total smile loss – and we certainly don’t want that! Our Belle Fourche dental office can replace those lost teeth in a variety of ways, but our best and most popular method is with dental implants.

How Dental Implants Can Benefit You

It would take up too much room to list all the benefits of dental implants here, but we’ll give you an overview: Not only do patients look better, but their mouths also function the way nature intended. Even better, and much more personal, are the emotional and social benefits.

Dental implants:

● Look more natural for a younger appearance
● Won’t come loose and cause embarrassment during eating or speaking
● Are permanent and do not require adhesives to stay in or need to be removed for cleaning
● Allow patients to eat any food they like
● Prevent bone loss and eliminate aging facial collapse

How Dental Implants Work

We start the implant process by replacing your tooth’s root and creating support for the replacement tooth with a titanium post surgically placed into your jaw.

Titanium is used both for its strength and because your body accepts it and integrates it neatly into the bone. That means that it essentially becomes a permanent part of your mouth. Once the post has healed in place, we will replace the visible and functioning part of your tooth with an implant crown, designed to fit perfectly in your smile. Our implant crowns are not only beautiful, but they are also created from advanced materials designed for durability and strength – even in areas that receive the brunt of your biting force.

If you need lots of teeth replaced, talk to us about the possibility of implant-retained dentures. These dentures snap right onto your implant posts and stay secure and comfortable day in and day out.

For more information about how our Belle Fourche implant dentists can improve your smile – and your life – with these innovative tooth replacements, please give us a call. We’d love to help you smile with comfort and confidence!

For more information about Dental Implants, please visit our Implant Dentistry page.