When one or more teeth are lost, it affects the functionality of the entire bite. Dental implants are a great way to dramatically improve your smile by replacing missing teeth and restoring a healthy, more functional bite. Dental implants can replace missing teeth, dentures and bridges, loosened teeth, or may be used as anchors during orthodontic treatment. As the name suggests, dental implants are lifelike creations implanted into the gums where natural teeth used to sit. These small, titanium cylinders are actually inserted into the jawbone, allowing patients to utilize the dental implants as natural teeth. Dental implants can make a big difference in chewing, smiling, and other mouth activities. Our dental implants are durable and are matched closely with other teeth for a beautiful look and feel.
Modern dental implant technology has dramatically improved patients’ success with dental implants. Patients who have dental implants can enjoy them for many years with comparatively few problems. Because implant dentistry is a more invasive procedure, choosing a dentist like Dr. Miller who is knowledgeable in implant placement techniques and has years of experience is imperative. Patients can choose from a variety of sizes and shapes of implants based on his or her individual preferences.
Properly placed dental implants allow patients to chew with 85% – 95% of their normal chewing force. Many of our denture patients will choose to replace or anchor dentures with stronger, more stable dental implants. Dental implants also offer the advantage of permanence, whereas dentures need to be removed. Dental implants also allow patients to slow down the aging process that causes gradual loss of bone, teeth, and gum tissue.