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Jean-Claude Kharmouche, DMD
Dental Implants Replacement Teeth That Look and Feel Like Your Own
NOVA Perio Specialists

Dental Implants Replacement Teeth That Look and Feel Like Your Own

You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures dont feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing.

If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news people who have lost teeth, or need to have a tooth removed now, have the option to have a replacement tooth, or teeth, which can look and feel like their own. These new teeth are called dental implants, and are a real benefit for many patients.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. They can be an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

They can be done so they are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. The goal is to have a new tooth, or teeth, that function well, and look and feel just like your natural teeth. Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.

What Dental Implants Can Do?

Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.

Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.

Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

For many patients, dental implants are a better solution for the problem of missing teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Tooth-saving They dont sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

Confidence They will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. Theyll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.

Reliable The success rate is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

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