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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

What is Implant-Retained Tooth Replacement?

Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons, including cavities, periodontal disease or trauma. Did you know that by age 50, most Americans will have lost an average of 12 teeth? Additionally, the precentage of U.S. citizens aged 65 or older missing all of their natural teeth ranges from 13.9 to 47.9 percent, depending on the state in which they live. 

If you are missing your natural teeth, Dr. Schuller may recommend dental implants to replace the roots of some of the missing teeth. An implant-retained restoration will be created and placed on the dental implants to rebuild your teeth in a beautiful and natural looking manner. You can remove your teeth for brushing; but, otherwise, these will be secured in place by tiny anchors that only you and your dentist will know are there.

How can I benefit from Dental Implants?

Did you know that oral health is a major factor of good general health? Replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant and an implant crown should allow you to live your life as if you had never suffered from a missing tooth. When your treatment is complete, you should be able to chew, speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions that having a missing tooth can sometimes cause. Dental implants may also eliminate the need for denture adhesives.

Dental implants and implant-retained teeth will help minimize the amount of bone that will be lost in the areas of missing teeth. Preserving oral bone may help maintain your natural facial contours. Also, replacing your missing teeth may reduce the risk of having poorer nutritional habits often found in patients who do not replace missing teeth.

Am I a candidate for dental implants and an implant-retained restoration?

Only your dentist can say for sure, but most patients can be treated with Dental Implants. Your dentist will want to evaluate you carefully With an examination and x-rays and will make specific recommendations to you about the best treatment to replace your missing teeth. Ask your dentist today for more information on how you might benefit from Dental Implants and Implant-retained teeth.

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