Dental Implants

Our Paducah, KY dental office wants more for our patients than merely a dental checkup and cleaning every six months. Dentistry can improve your quality of life, make you more attractive, increase your self-confidence, and allow you to appreciate good food and nutrition.

When one or more teeth are no longer present, we lose a lot of the form and function that a complete smile brings. At Smile Station Dental Care, our goal is to make you fall back in love with your smile, restore your bite and ability to eat all food, speak with confidence, and smile without restriction.

Dental implants allow us to do just that. 

Dr. Scott Bridges is at the forefront of progressive dental technology and material that allows us to craft natural-looking dental replacements. 

A gap in your smile affects different daily functions—from eating healthy to making a positive initial impression. Your teeth are instrumental in speaking, feeling great about yourself, attracting people, and eating. Additionally, they serve as anchors to your jawbone. When even one tooth is missing your jaw bone will eventually start to deteriorate, creating a sunken effect and affecting neighboring teeth.

Dr. Bridges can address the impact that missing teeth can create to restore your smile. 

What Are Dental Implants?father and son smiling

Most tooth replacement options can bridge the spaces in your smile, but only dental implants fuse to the jaw bone instead of resting along the gum line. Since dental implants restore your tooth root, they stimulate bone growth and keep nearby teeth from shifting. 

Dental implants are thin, biocompatible (meaning your body will not reject them) titanium posts that fuse to the jaw bone. Once the tooth implants have completely healed, they will serve as a base for a natural-looking dental crown. 

This surgical dental procedure is pain-free and reliable, with a 90 to 95 percent success rate, with many lasting for decades, making this a valuable investment into your current quality of life and future happiness. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are many advantages of a permanent replacement tooth, including:

  • Access to any food, including meat, fruit, and vegetables
  • No concern that the prosthetic will shift or fall out
  • Straightforward care and maintenance
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Improves your oral health
  • Revives your self-esteem and quality of life

older couple smilingRestore Your Missing Teeth

Missing one or more teeth isn’t the end of the world, we can help restore and renew your smile.

Schedule your dental implant evaluation with Dr. Bridges today. We work hard to keep our patients comfortable by administering local anesthesia before the procedure.

If you feel anxious or nervous about the procedure, let our welcoming dental team know if you need additional sedation, we want you to feel as relaxed as possible.