Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to nature’s originals. If you've managed to preserve all of your natural teeth, then congratulations….

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If gum disease, tooth decay, a failed root canal, or an injury has robbed you of one or more of your natural teeth, ask your dentist how dental implants can help. You may think that does it really matters when you lose one or many teeth? Well, we say - Yes it does, because losing them makes you incapable of chewing your food properly. This also leads to a gap in your smile and bone loss. Therefore replacing the missing teeth gives back your lost smile, confidence and the ability to chew your food well. All this is possible without compromising the health of adjacent teeth.

Dental Implants are for All Ages

Dental Implants are a long - lasting solution to replacing missing teeth.

Dental implants preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss.

Dental implants offer quality of life dividends, allowing patients to live confidently without worrying about slipping dentures or eating some favourite foods.

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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants ?

Good News ! With the exception of growing children, dental implants can benefit people of all ages - even those with the following health concerns:

If you can have routine dental treatment, you can generally have an implant placed. While precautions are advisable for certain conditions, patients with such chronic diseases as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for dental implant treatment.

Gum Disease or Problem Teeth

Almost all implants have been placed in patients who have lost their teeth to gum (periodontal) disease or decay, with very high success rates.

Currently Wearing Partials or Dentures

Fixed, permanent implants can replace removable bridges or dentures or implants can be used to stabilize and secure the denture making it much more comfortable.

Smokers

Although smoking can lower the success rate of implants, it doesn't eliminate the possibility of getting them.

Bone Loss

Bone Loss is not uncommon for people who have lost teeth or had gum disease. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained and experienced in grafting bone to safely and permanently secure the implant.

  • 26 % of adults ages 65-74 have lost all their permanent teeth.
  • 60% of adults ages 35-44 have lost at least one tooth.
  • Dental implant placements have quintupled since 1986.
  • 95 % or more of dental implants last 20 years or longer
  • 400 pounds per square inch (psi) - the biting force of replacement teeth anchored to implants - is about the same biting force of natural teeth. Most dentures have a hitting force of only 40-50 pounds (psi)
  • 50 years of research have made dental implants the replacement teeth of choice.
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