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Implants

Losing teeth can be a major blow to your confidence. While dentures mimic the look of natural teeth, they don’t match it perfectly, and they tend to lead to embarrassing events, such as dentures slipping out of the mouth. If you have lost teeth or are facing tooth loss, know that dentures are not the only solution available to you: you also have the options of implants.

The SmileHQ Implant Process

Getting dental implants with our practice starts with a consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss your options to help you decide if implants really are the ideal solution for coping with tooth loss. Diagnostics will also be take to determine if your bones and gums are healthy enough for implantation to take. If you are a candidate and decide this is the solution you want, we will order the implants needed and schedule the procedure.

Implants vs. Bridges

What Are Dental Implants?

 Dental implants are designed to fully mimic natural teeth in both looks and function. The base is fused with the natural bone and the false tooth is then secured to this base. They cause no discomfort with chewing, talking, or laughing, and no one will be able to tell you have them.

The SmileHQ Implant Process

 Getting dental implants with our practice starts with a consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss your options to help you decide if implants really are the ideal solution for coping with tooth loss. Diagnostics will also be take to determine if your bones and gums are healthy enough for implantation to take. If you are a candidate and decide this is the solution you want, we will order the implants needed and schedule the procedure.

Better Than Bridges?

 Dentures and implants are not the only options for replacing missing teeth. Bridges are also an option. But are implants better than bridges? Not necessarily. While bridges will need to be replaced eventually and dental implants, when taken care of, are for life, the cost-benefit analysis for replacing a single missing tooth may have the bridge coming out on top. Ultimately, it is the patient’s decision.

Weighting the Pros and Cons of Implants

 With any health decision, you should understand the pros and cons. Dental implants are great, but not perfect. Here is what you need to keep in mind.

Pros

  • Dental implants encourage jaw bone growth
  • They do not impact adjacent teeth.
  • They do not break over time
  • They reduce the risk of gum disease

Cons

  • Dental implants are expensive
  • They require surgery
  • The healing period can be stressful

Knowing this, are dental implants right for you? Schedule a consultation to find out.

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