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Dental implants are made to provide a structure for replacement teeth that look, feel, and work like natural teeth. Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Today with implants, a person who has lost teeth will regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile bigger and better than ever before.
No matter what age, even those with existing medical conditions, gum disease, problematic teeth, denture-wearers, smokers, or those with bone loss, there is a dental implant solution for you!
What are Implants?
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. They are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, and are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
The Implant Procedure
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for the placement of an implant. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. After a period of healing time, a permanent crown, or precision attachment will then be added to the implant. Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure longevity.
If you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, Dr. Easley and his team will address your specific needs to complete your dental implant treatment solutions.