Dental implants are a state-of-the-art solution to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth. They serve as "anchors" that permanently support replacement teeth, making them function very similarly to natural teeth and roots. An oral surgeon places the implant into the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is then constructed and attached to the implant. If you have lost a tooth or have badly fractured teeth that need to be fully replaced, dental implants often provide an ideal solution.
Dental implants have been in use worldwide for over 30 years and have proven to be very reliable. For many, dental implants are the ideal solution to replace missing teeth. Our office works closely with board-certified Oral Surgeons and Periodontists to provide successful implant therapy for our patients.
If you are a long-term denture wearer and struggle with ill-fitting dentures, then dental implants can be a godsend. Dental implants will stabilize your denture, help prevent further bone loss, and allow you to chew the foods you love. In addition, you will no longer need messy denture adhesives or pastes. Dental implants provide amazing results and can greatly improve the quality of life for many denture wearers.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good health, does not smoke (smoking inhibits healing), and has healthy gums and plenty of supporting bone in the jaw. Certain conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, bleeding disorders, a weakened immune system, or cognitive problems can interfere with postoperative care and increase the risk of implant failure. Dr. Hagley will review your dental history and current health factors to help determine if dental implants are an option for you.
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