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We rely on our teeth every day, using them to eat and speak. The loss of even just one tooth can have disastrous effects on the smile and greatly affect our quality of life. As soon as you lose a tooth, your mouth begins to undergo a lot of changes that complicate these everyday tasks, such as bone loss. Without the natural stimulation of the tooth, your jaw bone begins to recede, leading to shifting teeth or even further tooth loss over time. To prevent this, we often recommend replacing missing teeth with permanent dental implants.
Dental implants are comprised of three pieces: a titanium screw that implants into the jaw bone to provide stability and stimulation like that of a natural tooth, a natural-looking dental crown that sits above the gum line and an abutment that attaches them together. As a whole, replacing a tooth, or teeth, with implants solves the problem of not only tooth loss, but bone loss as well. Dental implants provide our patients with the following benefits:
Dental implants blend seamlessly into the smile to replace missing teeth with screw-like implants that adhere with the jaw bone. As you bite and chew with the attached dental crown, the implant provides the same bone stimulation as a natural tooth root, which keeps your bone levels healthy and protects the integrity of your smile.
Single dental implant: If you are missing even one tooth, your oral health is at risk. Without a tooth to stimulate the jaw bone, bone atrophy begins to occur which can lead to shifting of other teeth or increased risk of infection. We can replace your missing tooth with a natural-looking implant and crown the same day a tooth is removed.
Multiple dental implants: Missing more than one tooth is common and should be addressed immediately. Unlike a tooth supported bridge which relies on surrounding teeth to support the restoration, implants provide a healthy, more natural alternative to bridges, which will never shift, decay or require root canal treatment.
Full arch dental implants: If you have dentures and are looking for a more stable, healthier alternative, we can complete your smile in one visit. This option uses a number of dental implants (as few as four) surgically placed in the jaw bone to support a custom, natural-looking prosthesis. There are no pastes or need to worry about slipping dentures; this option is designed to stay in place.
In order to maximize the benefits you receive from dental implants, choose a dental professional that has proven skill and experience with this smile solution. Dr. Mike Maroon has received advanced training in Dental Implantology by completing the maxicourse in implant dentistry. He combines this expertise with CBCT dental technology and guided implant surgery to provide our patients with precise implant placement for reliable, predictable tooth replacement that will last.