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What is a dental implant?

Dental implants replace your missing tooth root by establishing a permanent foundation for dental crowns. 

Other tooth replacement solutions like dentures and dental bridges can fill the gap in your smile by resting along your gum line. Only dental implants go beyond the gum tissue to fuse with the jawbone—making this an effective and long-term solution for tooth loss.

Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, making them the gold standard in tooth restoration.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants feel secure because they incorporate a thin, titanium post that integrates into the jaw bone's living tissue. This creates a durable new anchor for your tooth without any worry of slipping or falling out. 

Patients can chew and bite as much as they want; dental implants can handle it. 

The Three Components of Dental Implants

The three major parts of the dental implant include:

  1. The dental implant, or biocompatible titanium screw
  2. The abutment, or connector that attaches the dental implant to the dental crown
  3. The dental crown, or the visible portion of your new tooth

Dental implants can restore an individual tooth or more than one through the use of implant-supported dentures. 

Don't Live With Missing Teeth

A lost tooth can lead to further lost teeth over time. By investing in a dental implant, you invest in your dental future and oral health. 

Call Smile Station Dental Care today to schedule your initial dental implant appointment with Dr. Bridges.

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