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Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

A single dental implant can revitalize your entire smile. More than that, it can restore your ability to eat and speak properly, and you can clean implants just like you would your natural teeth. This has quickly become the most popular method for replacing missing teeth, and at Dalton Dental we can give you a reason to start smiling again.

Why You Need to Replace Missing Teeth Now

Even a single missing tooth can lead to serious problems down the road. Obviously, a gap in your teeth can really damage your smile, but it’s more serious than that. When a tooth goes missing, it leaves your mouth open to infections, a shifting bite, and bone deterioration.

Don’t wait to get an implant. Contact us today to restore the appearance and functionality of your mouth.

How Dental Implants Work

Implanting a new tooth is a relatively simple procedure. An implant is a 3-part appliance consisting of the titanium “root,” an abutment, and the crown.

We start by placing the strong, lightweight titanium implant. Once it is in place, the surrounding bone will actually start to fuse to the metal, creating an extremely strong and durable bond. Once the bone has fully healed around it, we can place the abutment which will secure the crown in place.

These crowns are made specifically to fit your mouth and match the surrounding teeth. The final appearance will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth, and no one will know the difference when you smile.

Case-by-Case Variables

In some cases, we may need to take some extra steps to prepare your mouth for the implants. For example, if there is not enough bone structure to hold the implant, you may require a bone graft. Sometimes a sinus may need to be lifted to make room for the titanium screw.

At Lincoln Dental Associates, we will work closely with you to determine all the variables and provide all the information you need to make the best decisions for your dental health.

Contact us today to set up your appointment. We can preserve your dental health and give you a new reason to show off your beautiful smile.